“Respect” is not a simple matter. There are different kinds of respect.
There are two Christmases. One is the Christian Christmas and the other is the secular Christmas. This winter festival still carries the Christmas name, and, for nostalgic reasons, still holds to many traditions. This is the tricky part for Christians.
While common perception holds that post-secondary theological education has shrunk rapidly, Canada’s provinces actually continue to provide millions of dollars per year to subsidize directly or indirectly the study of religion and theology.
While common perception holds that post-secondary theological education has shrunk rapidly, Canada’s provinces actually continue to provide millions of dollars per year to subsidize directly […]
As Muslims in Canada, we have repeatedly called upon our fellow Muslims to publicly disavow all relationships with Islamists and Islamism, and to cooperate—without any hesitation—with law enforcement and security agencies of our home country, Canada.
A matter that is of great concern to me is how the church for the past number of years has been viewing the Bible.
I don’t always agree with the decisions made by the United Church of Canada, but the one they made this past summer to boycott products made in the settlements in the West Bank is one I support.
The worldwide church has changed dramatically. Isn’t it time the Presbyterian Church in Canada took another look at its international ministries?
Our current way of communicating in worship just isn’t working. So how do we connect in a communication-crazy world?
According to Adrienne Clarkson, the Westminster Confession is “a stern and uncompromising document.” That sounds a bit harsh. Is she correct? Is that how others […]
So proclaimed German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year in a speech to her party in specific reference to Turkish immigrants. Similarly, British Prime Minister David […]
Taking a leap of faith … that’s what Briarwood, Que., chose to do back in January 2010 when we started our second service on Sunday […]
To borrow a phrase: I did not insert the word ‘not’ above, and I don’t know who did! Actually, much of the week was well […]
I’ve often heard this said as proof of our multiculturalism. It’s usually easy to connect the idea of diversity with the existence of difference without […]
I love being part of the Presbyterian Church; I love the biblical basis and Christological focus of our confessional life represented in Living Faith. But […]
What do you hope to receive when your minister stands up to preach on Sunday morning? A gospel message taking you deep into the heart […]
I was driving to Lloydminster, which straddles the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan, to attend a rural ministry conference. The conference’s official title was Rooted […]
“I can find no clear warrant in scripture for the practice of ordination to Word and Sacrament as we now practice it.” So declared Rev. […]
In our presbytery, Lambton-West Middlesex, we have a church named Centre Road. We haven’t done the research to know for sure, but we bet it’s […]
Over the last 25 years, Canadian Presbyterians have made a subtle, yet significant change in our understanding of the role the Book of Forms (“the […]