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13 January, 2016
Follow. Then go. Last thoughts from Urbana 2015

Faith Today ran a contest to send a student to Urbana 2015. Jeanie Qiu, a University of Alberta student, was chosen to attend North America’s largest student missions conference. She shared her learnings and thoughts ...

11 January, 2016
Film crew reports from the frontlines of a Syrian refugee camp: “throughout the suffering, God remains present, and his presence brings hope.”

As the world considers how it will respond to the Syrian crisis, millions of men, women and children remain trapped in a state of chaos, struggling to survive in foreign countries having been forced from theirs.

08 January, 2016
Memories of the Christian brethren

In the current issue of Faith Today, columnist John G. Stackhouse, Jr. promised additional reflections on growing up in an otherworldly evangelical community.

04 January, 2016
“Dear church” and other bits of awesomeness from the latest Faith Today

If you were going to write a letter to the Church, what would you say?

04 January, 2016
Donnez votre pasteur un repos!

Photo: His Secret Place à Rocky Harbour, Terre-Neuve, est l’un des centres de retraite partout au Canada qui ouvrent leurs portes pour les pasteurs qui ont besoin d’un repos.

23 December, 2015
Every Number Tells A Story: An Urbana Veteran Shares Her Story

All through December, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship campus ministers have been reporting on how many students are heading to the Urbana Missions Conference. With every update, I rejoice. Every number tells a story.

23 December, 2015
An Artful Christmas

“Join me and Santa Claus for church this Sunday at Newcastle Town Hall.” I shared that audacious announcement with friends and family because this year, my Christmas included collaborative creating with Santa at a one...

21 December, 2015
Urbana-Bound!

There is a rather large cohort of folks heading to St. Louis immediately after Christmas for the triennial Urbana gathering. I join them to contribute a couple of seminars but also to serve as plenary speaker for the ...

16 December, 2015
How To Be Less Grumpy This Christmas (..if That Is An Issue For You)

Around this time of year, I start to say and think things like, “I need to take care of myself.” I don’t usually think like that. But as December cranks itself up, I am aware of myself as a little more fragile, or t...

14 December, 2015
What My Friends Need From The Church: A Men’s Shelter Worker Shares Tough Truths

Some of my better friends are not welcome in my church. It’s not because the people in my church are bad people — to the contrary, they are kind and generous. Chances are my friends wouldn’t be welcome at your chur...

07 December, 2015
Calling For A New Generation Of Christian Activists

Sister Jean Ann Ledwell introduced me to advocacy as a way of being Church.

01 December, 2015
The 17-year Old Girl Forced To Church Shares Her Advice To The Church

A couple of weeks ago, one of our editors wrote a blog that touched a nerve. It was called Why We Force Our Kids, Almost Without Fail, to Go to Church. Holly Stiller, the girl in the blog, wrote back.

27 November, 2015
In A World Of Danger, Are Short Term Missions Worth The Risk?

In an increasingly dangerous world, are short term missions worth the risk?

23 November, 2015
Evangelical Churches Stepping Up To Refugee Crisis

The biggest refugee crisis since the end of World War Two has led to a huge outpouring of compassion. Canadian church organizations continue to be inundated with queries and offers to help Syrian refugees.