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14 November, 2016
What does it mean to be the church in exile?

Less than a week before the U.S. presidential election, the presidents of EFC affiliate institutions met in Mississauga for the annual Presidents Day gathering. One of the speakers was Dr. Lee Beach, author of The Chu...

01 November, 2016
Why it’s so important to pray for the persecuted Church

Many people today think of the persecuted Church as some foreign entity in a distant land. But the persecuted Church is the body of Christ – they’re a part of us.

25 October, 2016
Reginald Bibby on Canada’s Catholics: The world is coming to Canada

Charting religious trends in Canada over the past 50 years has been a fascinating experience. Like the announcer who is calling the game from the booth, I have watched a wide range of church leaders down on the field ...

21 October, 2016
The pitfalls of endorsing candidates for public office: In light of the U.S. presidential race, a Canadian Christian leader reflects

“The Church is better able to fulfil its prophetic role at arm’s length.” In light of the U.S. Presidential race, EFC President Bruce Clemenger reflects on the difference between calling for justice and remaining non-...

14 October, 2016
Why it's good to show up with a pie, and other ways to help hurting people

The other day I interviewed Doug Koop, a spiritual health practitioner, and David Guretzki, a theology professor and seminary dean at Briercrest College & Seminary, about how to best help those who are suffering. It w...

11 October, 2016
Your online guide to church responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

Where can you find, all in one place, the major responses from Christian organizations to the December 2015 final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of residential schools for...

05 October, 2016
What we teach when we teach our kids about being grateful

I just listened to a CBC radio editorial, in acknowledgement of the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, about the difficulty of teaching gratitude to children who have so much.

04 October, 2016
Faith Today writer shares what it’s like to have a sister in the Olympics

For three days straight, my computer was my lifeline to one of the most important events my family has experienced. A lifetime of dedication, faith, perseverance and training led my sister, Jessica Phoenix, to the Rio...

22 September, 2016
What we might not know about the Amazon

The Amazon basin, also known as the Green Window, is the hidden home to thousands of indigenous tribes and communities. The people there live in what could be deemed primitive conditions and extreme levels of poverty...

22 September, 2016
How is God at work in Vancouver?

[Editor’s note: this is an advance peek at an important article we’ll be formally publishing in our Nov/Dec issue.] Vancouver is rightly celebrated for being one of the most liveable urban regions in the world. Yet...

19 September, 2016
Why we did a story on Christians who swear

I felt a little bit like a little old lady (sorry little old ladies!). I sat in the front row of a Christian writers conference in the States, beside my friend Patricia Paddey. One of the speakers swore a bit of a blu...

13 September, 2016
How do we help those who are suffering? Join us for our next webinar

The other day I walked through our family room, spotted a book on grief, and flipped it over so I didn’t have to see the cover. It was part of my husband’s pile of books and materials in transit. These books live on t...

08 September, 2016
A Canadian fall that bursts with possibility

Fall in Canada, no matter how old you are, bursts with possibilities.

21 August, 2016
Our colouring days are almost over

And now for something a little bit different…The Sep/Oct Faith Today has been packed up and shipped off to the printers, to so speak, even while the ink still dries on the colour-me cover of the Jul/Aug issue. Many o...

16 August, 2016
Christians are a peculiar bunch to a whole lot of people

I’ve just returned from an intense two weeks of high level diplomacy work. Sort of. I’m enrolled in a writing degree program in a secular university. I wanted to go to a Christian-based program in an American school b...

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