Other than as an alliterative phrase meaning that healthy families of various sorts are immensely important for human wellbeing, or that Christian worship should be welcoming to all ages, “family first” can be idolatry.
Portland Place is a long-term housing facility in downtown Toronto undergoing some changes after 24 years of growth.
We inquired at the Pine Hill Divinity College (Atlantic School of Theology), asking, “Who knows this McKenzie?” He ministered in Korea in 1895.
Rev. Alex MacLeod talks with Graham Singh about faith, church planting, and why it matters.
Andrew Faiz talks with Revs. David Moody and Alex Douglas about their vision and call to “replant” Heritage Green Presbyterian Church.
Planting and growing a church geared toward university students proved to be quite different from serving a more traditional Presbyterian congregation.
While the congregation faced dwindling resources and discouragement, Rev. Alex Douglas saw pure potential. The unimposing, single-story church sits across the street from a profusion of new suburban houses—a mission field just beyond the doorstep.
Congregations want change without changing; they want young members without making room for them. More than one clerical career has crashed against lazy and desperate congregational expectations. So, the best way to revitalize a church is to start from the beginning.
Last summer I took a meandering tour to explore some of the history hidden in plain sight amongst the Presbyterian churches of Waterloo-Wellington presbytery.
When I was approached by session two years ago about restarting a junior choir, my first thought was, “With whom?” Did they expect me to have a choir of four? Then I remembered El Sistema
Paris had a trying 2015—there was the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in January, and then the attacks in November. A few weeks […]
The Designated Women First, I want to respond with my gut feeling about being a woman leader in the PCC today. We’ve certainly come a […]
After four years of work and waiting, Westmount Presbyterian in Edmonton is set to become the site of Canada’s first zero-net energy townhouse development, providing energy efficient homes for low income and refugee families in the city.
Pauline Brown’s story is of God calling an unlikely candidate to do God’s work, and the willingness to answer that call. It gives me goosebumps.
I’ve been wanting to do this issue on women in ministry for ages. We’ve wondered how to do it, what would be helpful, what wouldn’t. We spoke with others. Did we get it right? I don’t know. But I do know it had to be done.
This was the third time in four days that Canadian troops had gathered to say goodbye to friends in arms. This piece of tarmac in Kandahar is holy ground, as chaplains from Canada and allied countries have said many prayers, and comforted many more soldiers.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of women’s ordination in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. So after half a century, what does the gender balance look like among our church’s ministers?
“If you come to Hungary, do not take our jobs,” the government billboards scream—in Hungarian—a language Syrians cannot read. “If you come to Hungary, obey our laws.” No outsiders welcome; at least not at the cost of the insiders.
“I told them I know the consequences of blasphemy. Blasphemy is a big issue in Pakistan. I’m a literate guy, I’m a professional, I have good relationships with the Muslims. Why would I do this?”
She asks me to call her Mahad. That’s not her name. She’s afraid for her family in Syria. Like so many others I meet, she wants very much to tell her story. Her story is all she has right now.