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Vol XV. No. 38

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GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE                                          CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Wayne A. Holst, Editor
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Dear Friends:

This week my Special Item takes the form of a
presentation of my Easter column for the Anglican
Journal, previously shared with you, and a response
from an Anglican bishop from Iqaluit in Canada's Arctic.

Please consider reading (rereading) the two different
interpretations of the meaning of Jesus' resurrection.

You might call this an exchange between evangelical
and progressive Christian perspectives.

Most of the other articles I have collected for this issue
relate in various ways to the pandemic.

Blessings!

Wayne


PS A REMINDER - If a link, below seems to be dead, cut and
paste it into the address bar at the top of your web page
and it should work

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SPECIAL ITEM

Two weeks ago, at Easter, I shared with you my
Anglican Journal column for the season -

"Easter was Unexpected in the Beginning... and it Still Is"
   https://tinyurl.com/yx2tm9zd

Joey Royal, the Anglican Suffragan Bishop of the Arctic,
took exception to some of what I wrote, as follows -

"The Resurrection is not all in your Head"
  https://tinyurl.com/y95fbhw4

I plan to write a response and the hoped for debate
will continue through the moderation of the AJ editor,
Matthew Townsend.

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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS

Doug Koop,
Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Free Press,
April 9th, 2020

"Headgear and Heartache"
  https://tinyurl.com/y8b9expq

--

Jim Taylor,
Okanagan, BC.

Personal Web Log
April 19th, 2020

"Failed Myths"
  https://tinyurl.com/ybtkqznu

--

Mark Whittall,
Ottawa, ON.

Sermons and Blog
April 21st, 2020

"7 Ways Covid-19 Will Transform the Church"
  https://tinyurl.com/y7c3jpha

--

John Stackhouse Jr.
Moncton, NB

Personal Website
April 23rd, 2020

"How Can We Stop Evil from Happening?"
  https://tinyurl.com/y7a7524q

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Ron Rolheiser,
San Antonio, TX

Personal Web Site,
April 20th, 2020

"Churches as Field Hospitals"

  https://tinyurl.com/ycbowfgf

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NET NOTES - April 26th, 2020

UCC MODERATOR LIGHTS CANDLE
FOR THE PEOPLE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Tragedy Continues to Unfold (video)

United Church of Canada
April 21st, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/yd4t4mxl


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IN THIS EASTER SEASON, WORDS FAIL
The First Disciples Had Similar Problems


The Christian Century,
April 21st, 2020

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THE EASTER BUNNY IN CHURCH
An Appropriate Christian Practice?
(an Evangelical Perspective)

Christianity Today,
March 17th, 2020

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WE NEED GREAT LEADERSHIP NOW
And Here's What it Looks Like

New York Times,
April 21st, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/yd6ubnaw

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THE DALAI LAMA SPEAKS ON EARTH DAY
COVID -19 a Lesson in Universal Responsibility

Religion News Service,
April 22nd, 2020


https://tinyurl.com/ycwxchvl

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LET'S STOP JUDGING OTHERS DURING COVID-19
Compassion is Needed at a Time Like This

Broadview,
April 16th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/ybhngfya

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CHRISTIANS IN INDIA SEE GROWING PERSECUTION
Modi Government Continues to be Supported by Trump

The Christian Post
April 21st, 2010

https://tinyurl.com/ycqpth6a

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CANADIANS EMBRACING FAITH AT TIME OF CRISIS
More are Saying That Prayer is Important to Them

BC Catholic,
April 14th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/y77rskoc

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SAMARITAN'S PURSE FINDS UNLIKELY SUPPORTER
New York Jewish Investor Impressed with the Ministry

Religion News Service,
April 21st, 2020


https://tinyurl.com/y95medjb

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WORD OF THE DAY

The Frederick Buechner Center
April 24th, 2020

"Gay"

https://tinyurl.com/yafxzoyp

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WISDOM OF THE WEEK 

Provided by sojourners and the Bruderhof online:

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

- The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

--

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day
is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the
turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.

- Etty Hillesum

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For Christians, knowledge of the past does not just put
the present into proper perspective, it orients us to God’s
metanarrative. All of our holy days are remembrances
of the past that emphasize our hope for the future.

- Elizabeth Stice

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We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all
spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We
are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends
on the day.

- Brad Metzer

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There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of
weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently
than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of
overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.  

- Washington Irving

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It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work.
Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing
a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything
gives God some glory if being in his grace you do it as
your duty. To go to communion worthily gives God great
glory, but to take food in thankfulness and temperance
gives him glory too. To lift up the hands in prayer gives
God glory, but a man with a dung fork in his hand, a
woman with a slop pail, give him glory too. He is so
great that all things give him glory if you mean they
should. So then, my brethren, live.

 - Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer
is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it,
which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand
that prayer is an education. Remember, too, every day and
whenever you can, to repeat to yourself, “Lord, have mercy
on all who appear before you today.” For every hour and
every moment thousands of people leave life on this earth,
and their souls appear before God.…

How touching it must be to a soul standing in dread before
the Lord to feel at that instant that for him too there is one
to pray, that there is a fellow creature left on earth to love
him. And God will look on you both more graciously, for if
you have had so much pity on him, how much more will
He have pity who is infinitely more loving and merciful
than you. And He will forgive him for your sake.

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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