The Province of Reconciliation

  • Prioritizing Presence: Why the Church Must Engage Public Schools

    As missional Anglicans, we want to engage those struggling on the fringes, but we often withdraw from the place where it happens daily: our public schools. Middle school teacher the Rev. Cameron Robinson shares why we—as parishes or as individual families—must make the local schoolhouse a missional priority. by Cameron Robinson Every day I walk into my classroom, ready to mold the minds of 93 students, 23-26 at a time. These students are oddly similar and unique at the same time. Some of them co…

  • The Scourge of Sex-Selection Abortion

    The Scourge of Sex-Selection Abortion India’s Invisible Girls Until recently, Uttarkashi in northern India was noted primarily for its beautiful scenery and Hindu temples. And because it shares a border with Tibet along the foothills of Himalayas, the region attracts many Westerners in search of “spiritual enlightenment.” Its most famous seekers? The Beatles. Unfortunately, the latest news out of the district has nothing to do with gurus. According to a recent report by al Jazeera, Indian of…

  • Embrace the Spirit- Part 3

    Gifts and fruit: God does not only want to do great things through us, He wants to give us great things also. 1. The gifts of the Spirit: (manifestations of the Holy Spirit) These are supernatural endowments of God. Even natural talents need to be surrendered to God before He can use them fully to His glory. The Holy Spirit is the one who equips us in order to be able to do God’s will and to worship and to serve Him (1 Corinthians 12: 7). The lists of gifts in 1 Corinthians 12: 7–11 and Rom…

  • Embrace the Spirit- Part 2

    Four important reasons why we all need the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 1. Power to become: Without the power of God in us we can never become sons of God. Mankind has lost its way and does not recognize its true Father. The Holy Spirit’s job is to awaken our spiritual need and point us to Jesus, who is God’s way for mankind to be brought back to Himself (John 1: 12–13). With the power of the Holy Spirit working in us, we can accomplish what in our own strength we could never do. We…

  • Embrace the Spirit- Part 1

    “The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit” Key Scriptures John 14: 12, 15–27 John 16: 5–15 Acts 1: 4–8 1 Corinthians 2: 9–16 Introduction The Holy Spirit is not a vague influence or mystic idea, He is a person. This means He can communicate and make Himself real to us. We cannot necessarily see Him, but He is real and can make a great impression on our lives through our inner being. He is the third person of the Godhead. Like God the Father and God the Son, God the Holy Spirit is etern…