A hearty stew of ideas

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					Canadian Mennonite Vol. 15 No. 14                                      
				
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Description: MC Canada congregations need all kinds of pastors, as they are full of people who are increasingly secularized, individualized, post-Christian and postmodern. According to Phyllis Tickle, who was interviewed in the June 8, 2009, issue of Canadian Mennonite , whenever the West and God's people in it have gone through convulsions of culture and thought, as we are now, new types of gatherings of Christians form along side old types of gatherings. We will continue to need traditional Mennonite pastors, prioritizing preaching, pastoral care, teaching and administration, but we will also need new types of pastors with certain kinds of gifts:* SPIRITUAL GUIDES. Mary Hynes of CBC Radio's Tapestry recently said, "We hear, ?I'm spiritual, not religious,' about every five minutes on this show." We will need pastors who are not hung up on religion, but who are deeply spiritual, both for their own well-being and to guide their congregations to relate to our very spiritual and very irreligious culture, and its citizens.* FILM CRITICS. Pastors will need to be able to engage our culture's mediafilms, music, TV, books, the Internetthoughtfully, openly and non-judgmen-tally. Film is the way many people grow their own personal stories, using the idioms, stories and characters as guides to their being. Pastors will need to see this as a deep place in people.
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