October 16, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/14)—On Saturday, October 4, 2014, during the Business Session after 108 years of American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles and the 119 years of the churches from the former ABC of the Pacific Southwest, now known as the American Baptist Congregations of the Southwest and Hawaii, delegates voted to become a new Regional reality. More than 200 delegates representing 70 Covenanting Churches voted to become the American Baptist Churches...
September 30, 2014
[Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Bloy House press release] Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) and Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, announced today that they have established a new partnership.
Beginning in 2015, Bloy House students will be able to earn a master of divinity degree at CDSP while completing much of their study at Bloy House. Following their first year, students will study online at CDSP and over the course of...
September 29, 2014
September 23, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/14)—Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, executive director and chief executive officer of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press, will retire October 30, 2015.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Board of Directors received Wright-Riggins’ retirement notice with both sadness and celebration, says President Dr. Clifford I. Johnson. “Dr. Wright Riggins is the type of leader who will be missed, for he has...
September 22, 2014
[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] God is calling the church in Asia to be an agent of reconciliation and a prophetic witness, three Asian Anglican archbishops told the House of Bishops, and they said the church across the world also must respond to the same call....
Proper 20A 2014 — Church of the Advent, Taiwan
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit — Amen.
I bring you greetings from the people of the Diocese of Los Angeles — it is a great honor to be with you this morning, preaching here at the Church of the Advent.
Today’s readings are all about economics. Not just any kind of economics,...
September 21, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church is meeting in the Diocese of Taiwan from September 17 to September 23. The following is an account of the activities for Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21.
The theme for the fall meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is Expanding the Apostolic Imagination...
September 19, 2014
[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] Members of the House of Bishops have begun learning about the theological context and mission challenges faced by Episcopal and Anglican churches in Asia.
Their exploration had already begun with a deep experience of what Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe described as “such hospitality, such graciousness, such joy in the spirit” on the part of Taiwanese Episcopalians who are hosting the Sept. 17-23 meeting here.