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Joanne Anquist: Reflections on One Order of Ministry

Download PDF “Joanne Anquist: Reflections on One Order of Ministry”             If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my theological studies, it’s that context is everything.             If you truly want to understand what a biblical writer is saying, you...

Vicki McPhee: Reflections on One Order of Ministry

Download PDF “Vicki McPhee: Reflections on One Order of Ministry” I recognized my calling to diaconal ministry in my early thirties. While I was aware that there were two streams of ministry in the United Church of Canada, I did not fully appreciate the...

Dale Skinner: Reflections on One Order of Ministry

Download PDF “Dale Skinner: Reflections on One Order of Ministry” Ministry, it seems, is as much a matter of identity as it is a matter of function.  There is a great deal in the “One Order” proposal that speaks to this impact of identity in the church’s...

Jane Johnson: Reflections on One Order of Ministry

Download PDF “Jane Johnson: Reflections on One Order of Ministry” I had no idea my colleagues’ pain ran so deep.  I had little idea that I was exacerbating it, just by working under the privilege of being ordained.             During a break in the debate...