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16 November, 2015
How Your Church Can Sponsor Refugees

Since that day in early September when the image of a tiny boy’s body washed up on a Turkish shore began circulating in the media, thousands of compassionate Canadians have been wondering what they can do to rescue fa...

05 November, 2015
Why We Force Our Kids, Almost Without Fail, To Go To Church

Last Sunday morning, my lovely 17-year old daughter told me she was going to the gym instead of church. I told her she wasn’t. She told me she was. I repeated she wasn’t. Then she said, “I have no choice in this!”

02 November, 2015
An Evangelical Explores The Idea Of Saints … And Discovers A Great One

“What has been will be again,
 what has been done will be done again;
 there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9

26 October, 2015
Urbana, refugees, James Bond, poverty and more. Here comes Nov/Dec Faith Today

We’ve just hit “send” on the Nov/Dec issue of Faith Today. It’s a great one, if we do say so ourselves (and on behalf of all the writers whose hard work it showcases, and all the Canadian stories it tells).

20 October, 2015
When easy answers don’t help a marriage

I’ve been a blogger since 2008, and my blog, To Love, Honor and Vacuum, has grown quite large. I’ve been writing books at the same time, but my main ministry is that blog. And I rank really high in Google search engin...

13 October, 2015
Writer Julia Cheung takes us behind the scenes with Vancouver story

So clearly God’s gift to us—a hint of His character and of His goodness—beauty reveals God to a blinded humanity. Beauty opens us up to worship.

05 October, 2015
Steve Bell on Freedom Road activism

Several weeks ago, I found myself an interviewee-in-waiting at CBC’s complex on Portage Avenue, situated in sunny downtown Winnipeg. Talk-show host Ismaila Alfa requested an interview, having noticed I had publically ...

29 September, 2015
What grows in the dark. Fighting human trafficking In Cambodia

My sister Miriam and I were walking down a dusty street in Poipot, a border town in Cambodia, with Thailand a stones-throw away, when the darkest moment in our trip took place.

28 September, 2015
Christians should move swiftly: A response to the Syrian refugee crisis

The image of young Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body washing up on the shore is the result of inaction. This tragic story has come to symbolize the ‘Syrian refugee crisis’ however it provides Christians with two incredibly p...

24 September, 2015
Community and dating again: Alex Newman goes behind the scenes with her recent Faith Today story

040 Read Alex Newman’s piece “Middle-Aged, Divorced and Dating Online” in the Sep/Oct Faith Today When I was in my 20s, I loved writing caustic letters to friends about hilarious antics, real or imagined, while doin...

21 September, 2015
Digging deeper into ministry wellness project

The May/Jun Faith Today featured The Wycliffe Wellness Project, a research project to discover what brings wellness to clergy and others engaged in ministry. You can read the article here. We decided to have an update...

14 September, 2015
Behind the scenes with Faith Today’s story on Omar Khadr

I can’t even remember the first time I heard about Omar Khadr, but I’m sure it was years ago. What I heard was a young teenager who was a Canadian citizen, had been incarcerated at the notorious military prison in Gua...

08 September, 2015
Why do evangelical churches do better in today’s Canada?

With the first national study of its kind, Sam Reimer and I published our book, A Culture of Faith, on evangelical congregations in Canada.

27 August, 2015
Four months after a short-term mission trip

Four months have passed since I was priviledged to go on a mission trip with Samaritan’s Purse to Cambodia.