Rev. Janet Ryu-Chan started the day with a body prayer—a prayer we pray with the body, not with words. “You take your hands,” she started, […]
We have lost confidence in our stories. We have lost confidence that Christ is amongst us. Theology is not our God. Tradition is not our God. The Bible is not our God. They are mere tools that help us know God.
I have been blessed to play with these kids in a really fun amusement park. I’m going to miss the daily engagement with them all. I’m going to miss having this bully pulpit. And I’m going to miss hanging with all of you.
Hassen al Hussein, born on Nov. 6, is a miracle child whose birth has knitted together two churches, a mosque, dozens of local volunteers and […]
I got a hug from a stranger in a church. It was great.
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.
You all don’t always think of yourselves as unique and interesting enough to brag on yourself. But I humbly submit that you’re wrong.
Canadian Presbyterians donated more than $233,000 through Presbyterian World Service & Development in response to the fires that tore through Fort McMurray, Alta., in early […]
When I asked a fellow tourist from Dublin what she thought of Hanoi, she exclaimed, “I crossed the street!” We laughed because it is an accomplishment.
Would Dad understand the Red Spot Project?
Shooting the messenger is an old tradition, and that is part of our job description.
Early in ‘72 Dad had to go to Yemen where he had a job through the United Nations. The Sunday before he left, he made an announcement at the start of worship: “I have to go away for work and I’m leaving my family in your care.”
“Jesus does not say to the disciples, ‘Fear not,’ but … ‘Have courage.’”
A group named PSALT—short for Presbyterians Standing for Apostolic Love and Truth—has sent letters to all sessions and presbyteries within the Presbyterian Church in Canada, […]
Rev. Joel Sherbino was once sitting in a conference. This is how he tells it: “The whole conference was based around this one question: ‘If your church were to disappear tomorrow, would anyone in the community notice or even care?”
This is a snapshot of a typical Protestant congregation today, which is likely to have more people attending on a Sunday who have no strong denominational ties.
From 1994 to 2015, there were 642 new entrants into ministry within the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Currently, 369, or 58 per cent, are still active on the rolls of presbyteries.
“I would say the vast majority of ministers are sincere; they are unhappy; they are discouraged. They’re often stuck in feeling they’re limited in terms of what they can do in their ministry. So, it’s hopelessness that permeates more and more of their life.”
“This is about more than sex. This is about: What is God? What is God’s character? What is sin? It affects our doctrine of God. It affects our doctrine of sin. It affects our doctrine of scripture.”