Thursday, 30 March 2017

Do Australians Pray

I can't get enough of statistics.The NCLS have released some of the research conducted in December about faith in Australia. A summary and discussion of some of the findings can be found in the latest edition of Eternity and at their website.

There are lots of interesting findings including:
  • 11% of Australians go to church at least weekly.
  • 61% say spirituality is either of little importance or not important at all.
  • 28% say they have had a mystical or supernatural experience.
Find out more here.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus YouTube Channel has cinematic depictions of the Gospel of John. These could be useful in chapel for presenting a Gospel reading. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a prayer campaign initiated by the Archbishop's of Canterbury and York in 2016. The website has links to all kinds of prayer resources worth exploring. There is also a great little video below from Justin Welby.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Unlocking Gifts

The latest publication from the Church of England's National Society is called Unlocking Gifts. It tells the story of a number of projects that were run across the country with grant money. The intention behind the grant money and projects was on making a difference for the most disadvantaged students in their communities.

The Right Reverend Stephen Conway says in the report:

"The gospel message calls us all to a life of service, particularly to the poor and disadvantaged, and we are passionate about the role our schools can and must play in this. Unlocking Gifts is an outworking of that passion."

There are some great ideas, insights and research in this report.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Doing Justice

Doing Justice is a space hosted by the Social Responsibilities Committee of the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland.There are some great stories like the one below on of our schools.

And there are resources and ideas on a whole number of issues such as climate change, asylum seekers and reconciliation. I love the Carbon Fast Calendar for Lent. Check it out.