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.
A Parable: No one was certain why the Park family’s dog was at the baseball game, but Rover was there. Rover, deciding to live up to his name, took a walk and ended up in the outfield. Turmoil ensued.
When the engine of our second car almost literally blew up after midnight in the middle of a November snowstorm, I didn’t immediately recognize it as the most significant thing God had done to kick-start our ministry at Côte des Neiges, Montreal.
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.
While most people don’t know a great deal about John Knox, they do have an opinion on him.
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.”
For many years I tried to conform to the heterosexual norm that seemed to be the only acceptable way of being in my world. The loneliness and despair I often felt were a burden I feared I might never be free of.
To my family, there was nothing more evil, more beyond the power of God’s love, than being gay. As my dad would write in the PCC chat rooms, gay was a choice you made after rejecting God and abandoning yourself to hedonistic lust.
Re April Issue Thank you so much for the April 2016 issue. It was truly excellent, and I read it from cover to cover (which, […]
Re Beyond the Rules, April Throw outcasts, beggars and needy into the trash! Yes, I mean it. Once we get rid of outcasts, needy, homeless, […]
It hadn’t been drummed into me, but it certainly was clear: good Christian boys dated good Christian girls, got married and had kids—and it had better happen in that order, too!
The Presbyterian Record was named among the best Canadian church magazines of 2015, picking up two dozen awards at the end of April for excellent […]
Born Again, April While Mr. Webber makes some thoughtfully considered observations, it must not be forgotten that the work of the Cariboo House Church Ministries […]
When they first evacuated on Tuesday, May 3, many of the residents of Fort McMurray, Alta., had no idea how bad things were going to […]
Respect is about how we evaluate and treat others. It’s not so much about civility or good manners, but about attitudes and behaviours rooted in how God treats us that should shape how we treat others.
Re Encouragement Tour, April I found this a very sad report, if the leaders of the Presbyterian Church are in such bad shape it’s no […]
Re Encouragement Tour, April What an excellent cover story! Tells it like it is for many ministers today, and which even as it offers remedies, […]
Re Resurrection-Shaped Renewal, March This certainly centralizes the heart of the problem which the Christian church has experienced since its beginnings. The elephant in the […]
I grew up confident in the knowledge that God hated me.
Re Supply and Demand, April Some seven years ago I looked at the stats of ministers without charge and inquired of Ministry and Church Vocations […]