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Beneath much of what was said at the recent Diocese of BC Clergy Conference lay an air of fear. A vague sense of unease hung at the edges of many conversations.
The tiny corner of the internet I occupy here at IASP puts me in touch at times with people I would not normally encounter. These anonymous visitors stop by for a glance, leave a small token of their presence, and then inevitably move on.
Every discussion about church in our current context eventually circles around to the issue of change.
Wednesday 18 May 2016 9:00 a.m. Diocese of BC Clergy Conference Session 4 Janet Marshall
Monday 16 May 6:30 p.m. Diocesan Clergy Conference Session 1
Before he ditched his blog “The Dish”, Andrew Sullivan posted a quote and a comment that offers a fascinating suggestion about one of the forces that has profoundly shaped North American Christianity in the past fifty years.
I have a feeling there may be a few things my generation does not fully understand these days.
Here are two more changes I see in the prevailing western culture to which the church may be well served to pay attention.
He recently retired from many years in a prominent leadership position in a venerable institution. We are having coffee discussing how he feels about retiring.