The central theme in Shane Claiborne’s message of justice is relationship; that our world’s many ills can be solved if people—particularly people from different social strata—simply take the time to get to know each other.
The magazine may be no more, but the stories of the Presbyterian Church in Canada continue.
“I hear there are drugs that can help me live. Can you help?” The woman was thin, her face drawn. We sat in a small […]
My “church” is not composed of a typical congregation. Rather, it is comprised of a multitude of faiths: agnostic, atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, and more. It is in this multi-faith, pluralistic environment that I live out my calling as a Christian chaplain.
Will Willimon is one of the two most frequently read pastors in mainline Protestantism. He shares his thoughts on equipping future church leaders.
The theme for this year’s Renewal Fellowship annual general meeting was Practical Renewal. What do you do and how do you keep your faith active and alive?
In a post-Christendom North America, Christ followers encounter people of no expressed belief and all kinds of different beliefs every day. However, we also deal with a number of “cultural Christians.”
Summertime is usually a slower time in congregational life. But this summer was very busy for St. Mark’s, Don Mills, Toronto. The congregation initiated and […]
The fire came up from the south. But if you live in that part of Canada, in northern Alberta, you’ve encountered forest fires before.
Three parables of modern church from a whirlwind visit to Edmonton.
It would take pages to list Rev. Dr. Joseph McLelland’s accomplishments. He has been a minister, was the Moderator of the General Assembly in 1985, has published many books on philosophy and theology, and has been a professor and administrator at Presbyterian College and McGill University, Montreal.
Twenty-four people were baptized at Can Kaga Otina Tipi Wakan on Aug. 9, 2015 At Birdtail First Nation in Manitoba, the bones of a dead […]
Days that open with wacky dancing and end in prayer. Meals spent discussing Bible study and Frisbee games. Evenings filled with worship and cotton candy. This was Canada Youth, a week-long conference held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.
Here’s a word I’ve just learned—thankfully one so easy I didn’t even need a dictionary to parse it: Gutmensch. This word has been all over social media and news programs in the past six months.
While I love the passion and biblical focus that some Evangelicals place on moral and spiritual purity in the Christian life I can’t help but be discontent after 10+ years of Evangelical metamorphosis with basing my existence as a Christian on simplistic and rigid markers of spiritual growth.
In 2012, without enough money to pay the rent, the decision was made to become a church without walls. The lack of a permanent home has actually made the ministry more available to the community.
Earlier in this new century it was still argued that climate change may or may not be happening. Neither a scientist nor a Christian church member can any longer say such a thing responsibly.
There’s a new expression of church springing up practically everywhere these days and it’s making a significant mark on the ecclesial landscape. Something remarkable is afoot.
It was an itchy assembly. Lots of scratching; little relief. One commissioner said it was “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Another called it “confusing.” Several wondered if anything had “actually happened.” The most common word used was “proxy.”
“Jesus does not say to the disciples, ‘Fear not,’ but … ‘Have courage.’”