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12 February, 2018
The joy of Shrove Tuesday and the solemnity of Ash Wednesday

My entire family loves Shrove Tuesday. When the kids were younger, and we lived in a rectory that was beside the church where their Dad served as priest, they would dash over to the church as soon as they could to “he...

31 January, 2018
A new way to engage with Lent: Commit to care for creation

I used to take a lot of sugar in my coffee. Several years ago, I cut it out for Lent. It felt good to skip the sweet stuff (while remaining highly caffeinated!). But cutting sugar from my coffee didn’t feel like mu...

25 January, 2018
A quick church quiz for you

In the Jan/Feb Faith Today, we have a great article called “Would our neighbourhoods notice if we left? The Flourishing Congregations Institute probes what is working in Canadian Congregations.” The article, by Am...

24 January, 2018
Why not, Canada? Learning how to create disciple-making movements

My colleague Trevor Larsen (not his real name) has seen thousands of people come to Christ in a movement doubling every 18 months for the last 10 years – in a cultural environment more resistant to the gospel than pos...

22 January, 2018
Toll free line offered now in Canada to help with end of life decisions

In response to Canada’s increased social acceptance and legalization of assisted suicide, a new ministry has launched a crisis line to help support and guide people making tough decisions as they near death.

09 January, 2018
Ten Commandments of a disability-friendly church

What do you need to be a disability-friendly church? Do you need a staff person assigned to a formal disability ministry? Do you need a large budget and a special curriculum? All of those things can be helpful, but...

02 January, 2018
Top blog posts of 2017 for Faith Today

Here are the blogs that interested you, moved you, irritated you (?) and caused you to share in 2017. Thanks for reading! We have much more great Christian journalism in store for you in 2018…

21 December, 2017
Reconciliation resources

Are you looking for ways to work towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians? Here’s the start of a Faith Today list of resources, compiled in conjunction with our special package of reconci...

18 December, 2017
Taking time for the cheeseball

Yesterday I whipped up a cheeseball — for when else do you have a cheeseball but at Christmas? — and we invited our neighbours and a few friends over for an impromptu gathering. We sang Christmas carols, quite badly f...

12 December, 2017
Confessions of a tech addict

Before I had my own iPhone, I judged harshly those pathetic, addicted people who always had their phones on, and on them. Always scrolling, fingers dashing from one app to another, sometimes barely looking up. Ch...

03 December, 2017
Advent is a robust and demanding spiritual season

Advent simply means to come, (Latin: advenire, from ad-‘to’ venire-‘come’) and it is the forty-day liturgical season Christians have traditionally set aside to anticipate the coming of Christ at Christmas, experienced...

29 November, 2017
Today at the Supreme Court of Canada

There is a “Caution! Risk of falling ice and snow” sign outside the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, even though we’re not quite there yet in terms of pending danger. Any snow that has fallen hasn’t stayed for long,...

27 November, 2017
Maybe the church should make a spectacle of itself more often

We arrived at the appointed place and time. We’d been told there would be someone at the front gate to let us in. Sure enough a man approached the gate from the other side of the high fence and we made our way over t...

20 November, 2017
A prayer for South Sudan. A prayer for all of us.

As my flight began its decent into Juba, South Sudan, and I once again saw the vast, dry, desolate land below me, my heart ached. “God, help this land,” I prayed. “Intervene in a way only You can. Bring peace and he...

09 November, 2017
Why giving Faith Today for Christmas is such a great idea

Last night I ordered a very unusual and cute thing online for my sister for Christmas. I can’t say any more, Miriam might read this. But it did remind me how convenient it can be to shop online, and how fun it is to g...

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