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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Online Church, Iraq, Gaza, Ebola, Furgeson, Groton and some interesting tidbits of advice

Episcopal and Anglican News Items
West Texas announces six ‘potential’ coadjutor nominees
West Africa Archbishop: “Declare one Sunday as a day of prayer for Ebola.”
Bishop Seabury Church in Groton sold to Baptist congregation
Applications accepted for Episcopal Church delegates at 2015 United Nations meeting
Young Christians, Muslims and Jews works for climate justice

Gaza, Iraq and Syria
A message from the Vicar of Baghdad - Lion on a snowy day
Dear prime minister: what is the UK government's strategy in Iraq and Syria? | World | The Guardian
Responding ecumenically to crisis in Iraq
Hear my people’s cry for peace
Episcopal Relief & Development reaffirms support for Gaza hospital 
Renewed support for relief efforts in Syria
Responding ecumenically to crisis in Iraq
My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine | Anglican Communion News Service
Furgeson and reflections on race in America
Hydrate Your Soul — White Privilege
Discussing Tragic Events in a Youth Community | Forma
NCC statement regarding the death of Michael Brown
The Lead: Preaching on Furgeson
New ways of doing church (or not)?
The London Internet Church
Tips on church visioning from "Weird Al" Yankovic | The Christian Century
Outrageous Hospitality: Love on a Plane | The High Calling
Sunday Assembly Boston » Some FAQs on Sunday Assembly Boston
Somewhere, Somehow: The Geography of Nowhere, Mason Jars, and the Church | The Sub-Dean's Stall
Reflections and Advice 
Dirty Sexy Ministry: Something Was Damaged
What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet – Quartz
A Better Way to Introduce Your Friends at Parties
Lying With Lions and Lambs: Why Clergy Should Help Heal Sleeplessness
Old home week: Witnessing vibrant institutions | Faith & Leadership
a long way from home: Acts 8 BLOGFORCE Challenge: Why the Church?
Continuing Education Opportunities and Resources
ISSUU - Leadership & Theology Catalog by United Methodist Publishing House-Cokesbury The Episcopal Way : Church’s Teachings for a Changing World Series: Volume 1 by Eric H. F. Law and Stephanie Spellers
News & Events | Hartford Seminary

Monday, August 18, 2014

Reflections on Suicide, Racism, Justice and other items of note from around the internet this week

Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion
The Lead: On Talking to Strangers

The Lead: A Mother reflects on White Privilege
On The Table: "...and the child will be healed." -- A sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost
The Lead
Speaking to the Soul: Impediments to Transformation
Crusty Old Dean: On the Media: 40th Anniversary of Women's "Ordination"
Speaking to the Soul: At the Center of the Heart
Daily Episcopalian: Signs of HR troubles in your church
New Ministry, New Paths: Suicide, Addiction, Shame and Grace
The World is About to Turn | cowtown theology
The Lead: Future of Episcopal Cafe
Ferguson Faith Leaders Take To The Streets, March With Protestors | ThinkProgress
» The Racist Soil of Ferguson MO The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.
The tragic death of Michael Brown and ensuing events
The Lead: Responses to Ferguson, MO
Church questionnaire requests info for 2015 UNCSW
Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17
The Young Curmudgeon Priest: If I Ran the Church: My List for the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
Faith leaders attempt to bring Ferguson community together : Lifestyles
Three Episcopal Campus Ministry awards presented
Robin Williams: The death of our captain
Anglican priest says her appointment shows barriers can be dismantled
Archbishop of Canterbury interviewed about Iraq crisis
YouTube: Robin Williams on Being Episcopalian
Hartford church collects cleaning supplies for West Africa - WFSB 3 Connecticut
Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Daily Episcopalian: New Church Planting Part 2
Joint Nominating Committee issues Call for Discernment and Profile for 27th Episcopal Presiding Bishop | Episcopal Church
Ferguson, Missouri: Church leaders aim to help rebuild community trust
Church groups mobilize to address West Africa Ebola outbreak
Anglicans tell Eco-bishops: “Be prophetic, encourage ecological witness”
Maui’s ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ pours hope into homeless community
Presiding Bishop, faith leaders welcome Israel-Hamas ceasefire
Video: Escaping persecution, Iraqi Christians find new lives in Paris
Reflections on Ministry
Despite a Turbulent Work Life, a Minister Doesn’t Question Her Calling -
Before Robin Williams Shows Up in Your Sermon, Think Again
Beauty Tips For Ministers – This Sunday, August 17
Let the Main Thing be the Main Thing | Liturgy
That ONE Church Member | Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove
Preaching Reflections on Michael Brown and Ferguson - Odyssey Networks
Chasin' Jesus: Vatican, Air Strikes, Jesus
Clint Smith: The danger of silence | Talk Video |
Author: More teens becoming 'fake' Christians -

Ministry Resources
Ministry Matters™ | Backpack Blessings
Recommended Reading - Sarah & Ian Hoffman

Suicide and Choice: An Open Letter to Matt Walsh Pastor Jean-Daniel
Resting in the Light: Thoughts on Faith & Suicide | Ordaining Sarah: Reflections on the Journey
Hydrate Your Soul — Drinking from the Fire Hose: Robin Williams and Suicide
 Peace Babe: Choiceless...
Barefoot Priest: On Robin Williams and Depression