KingdomMatters

Canada’s first online encyclopedia of Canadian Christian leaders

For Christian journalist Lloyd Mackey, retiring from his longtime position as a faith/political reporter on Parliament Hill marks a new chapter he hopes will have a lasting impact on the Canadian Christian community.

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Solar First for Nipawin

An array of solar panels longer than five football fields will provide a small Bible college in northeast Saskatchewan with all the electrical power it needs. And pay for itself in a decade.

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Teen Challenge in Quebec Changes Lives — and Diets

One million pounds of vegetables makes a difference to everyone

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

This Friday, Faith Today has a unique opportunity to visit the work in the field of one of the EFC’s affiliates, Samaritan’s Purse.

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Christian Groups Jazz It Up in Montreal

Jazz Festival serves as the backdrop for a joint venture

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An eatery, an exchange and a ministry flourish in Hamilton

From outside, the building still looks somewhat like a bank, as it was built to be over a century ago. Inside is quite another story.

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Funny and Christian at the same time

Bob Cates is a Canadian juggling champion – and a Christian. For the last 20 years he has worked as a full-time comedic performer. Cates was nominated for best variety act at the 2014 Canadian Comedy Awards.

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Samaritan’s Purse breaks ground in northern B.C.

When many Canadians think of Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.ca), the Calgary-based Christian relief and development organization, they imagine children in developing countries receiving shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child – not children in Northern B.C. playing foosball after school in an old restaurant.

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Bye-Bye, Malaria, Says Canadian Christian

A village-by-village approach to eradicating malaria

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Filmmaker gives ancient tales a modern twist for young viewers

Paul Plett is filming a series of Kid Shorts films

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Ministry in strip club opens doors

The focal point of the platform at Guelph, Ont.’s Church at The Manor is not an altar, but a stripper’s pole. Yet the protrusion poses no obstacle for Jack and Sharon Ninaber.

 

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A lively collection of short "Good News" items that reflects how God is at work in the Church in Canada, both in formal ministry and in daily life.

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May/June Issue
March/April Issue
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Nov/Dec Issue

Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Canadian ministry reaches out to fans of sci-fi and fantasy.
      (Nov/Dec 2015)

Christians Serve at Frosh Week in Toronto

Collaborative approach helps students and event organizers
      (Nov/Dec 2015)

Moncton Church Creates Park in Memory of Fallen Officers

Tragedy becomes catalyst for community offering
      (Nov/Dec 2015)

YWAM and Quebec First Nation Build Lasting Relationship

Youth with A Mission (YWAM) in Lanaudière, Quebec, is seeing major success in building relationships with a nearby reserve.
      (Nov/Dec 2015)

It's the Season for Charity Gift Catalogues

Here are 10 you won't want to miss this Christmas.
      (Nov/Dec 2015)

Sept/Oct Issue

First Nations Bible Translation Effort Grows

Members from three First Nations language groups – Plains Cree, Oji-Cree and Naskapi – took part in a recent weeklong workshop designed to help both beginner and more experienced translators improve their skills.
      (Sept/Oct 2015)

Reconciliation Event a Success in Thunder Bay

The Walking Together conference explored the challenges put forth by justice Murray Sinclair, chair of Canada’s seven-year Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
      (Sept/Oct 2015)

Musician Steve Bell Popularizes Freedom Road for First Nation

As soon as he read in the Winnipeg newspaper about a nearby First Nation that needs a permanent, all- weather road to connect its island home to the mainland, Steve Bell knew he had to get involved.
      (Sept/Oct 2015)

Reading Group Springs up in Bible House

One Thursday night a month, people walking down Lisgar Street in the heart of Ottawa, may glimpse a lively discussion through a storefront window with stained glass detailing.
      (Sept/Oct 2015)

July/August Issue

Solar First for Nipawin

An array of solar panels longer than five football fields will provide a small Bible college in northeast Saskatchewan with all electrical power it needs.  And pay for itself in a decade.
      (July/Aug 2015)

Canada's First Online Encyclopedia of Canadian Christian Leaders

For Christian journalist Lloyd Mackey, retiring from his longtime position as a faith/political reporter on Parliament Hill marks a new chapter he hopes will have a lasting impact on the Canadian Christian community.
      (July/Aug 2015)

Canadian Worship Blog

Back in 2011 Christine Longhurst felt the Internet lacked easy-to-find resources for worship planning.
     (July/Aug 2015)

New Association Strengthens Quebec Evangelicals

The Réseau Évangélique Québec (REQ, Evangelical Network of Quebec) is a new association of 13 evangelical denominations in Quebec.
      (July/Aug 2015)

May/June Issue

Teen Challenge in Quebec Changes Lives--and Diets

There may be a thousand Teen Challenge units across the world, but Teen Challenge Quebec (Defi Jeunesse Quebec, DFQ) may be the only one to produce a million pounds of vegetables a year.
     (May/June 2015)

Research Project Focuses on Clergy Wellness

Conversations over several years with clergy and the pastoral teams who support them led Wanda Malcolm to devise the Wycliffe Wellness Project (www.wycliffewellnessproject.com).
     (May/June 2015)

Broken Walls Lives up to its Band Name

The primary ministry of the three-member Christian band Broken Walls (www.brokenwalls.com) is to break down the walls between the First Nations people of Canada and non-Aboriginal people.
     (May/June 2015)

Christian Horizons, Humber College Cook up a Unique Culinary Program

The first students will graduate in June from a unique culinary program created through a partnership between Christian Horizons (www.christian-horizons.org), an organization that empowers individuals with exceptional needs, and Humber College, a polytechnic college in Toronto.
     (May/June 2015)

Vancouver’s Homeless Receive Shoes

For the second year, the Vancouver-based online start-up shoe store SHOEme donated 200 pairs of brand new shoes and socks to those struggling with poverty, homelessness and addiction.
     (May/June 2015)

Bible College Changes Lives in Canora

The Key First Nation Reserve near Canora, Sask., is much different today than it was 15 years ago when First Nations pastors Allan and Carole O’Soup returned to the area and established Almond Tree Ministries (www.almondtreeministries.com).
     (May/June 2015)

Mar/Apr Issue

Bye-Bye, Malaria, Says Canadian Christian

Far in the northeast of India, nestled between Bangladesh and Burma, is the state of Mizoram, home to the remote mountain village of Darzo. If Stuart Spani’s hopes are realized, that’s where a medical revolution will start that could change the lives of millions around the world.
     (Mar/Apr 2015)

Filmmaker Gives Ancient Tales a Modern Twist for Young Viewers

Goliath is a bully, the lost sheep is a wandering goat, and Job’s trials appear as a Kenyan dry season in Winnipeg filmmaker Paul Plett’s series of Kid Shorts films (www.ode-productions.com). Plett grew up on the mission field watching the relief and development work his parents did with the Mennonite Central Committee.
     (Mar/Apr 2015)

Pro-life Campus Group Fights for Free Speech in Victoria

The youth protecting youth club at the University of Victoria in B.C. has found itself in a harmonious working relationship with a strange bedfellow – the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).
     (Mar/Apr 2015)

Credit Union Emphasizes Dignity over Profit

Twenty-two dollars tossed into a hat in 1964 launched the faith-based financial institution Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU) in Waterloo.
     (Mar/Apr 2015)

 

January/February Issue

Ministry in Strip Club Opens Doors

The focal point of the platform at Guelph, Ont.’s Church at The Manor is not an altar, but a stripper’s pole. Yet the protrusion poses no obstacle for Jack and Sharon Ninaber. The husband and wife ministry team simply take turns standing beside it each Sunday afternoon, to lead worship, to preach and to pray.
     (Jan/Feb 2015)

Funny and Christian at the same time Canadian Juggling Champion and Comedian Nominated for Award

Bob Cates is a Canadian juggling champion – and a Christian. For the last 20 years he has worked as a full-time comedic performer. Cates was nominated for best variety act at the 2014 Canadian Comedy Awards.
     (Jan/Feb 2015)

Church for Pastors in Halifax

A few years ago it occurred to Conway that pastors were alone and could be “better together.” In conversations with other Halifax pastors, he noticed a consistent theme of “being in the trenches … it would make a big difference to know someone else is there beside you.”
     (Jan/Feb 2015)

An Eatery, an Exchange and a Ministry Flourish in Hamilton

From outside, the building still looks somewhat like a bank, as it was built to be over a century ago. Inside is quite another story. The open, sunlit space is redolent with the aromas of coffee, fresh-baked muffins and homemade entrees, and filled with people from all walks of life, meeting and eating together.
     (Jan/Feb 2015)

Samaritan’s Purse Breaks Ground in Northern B.C.

When many Canadians think of Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.ca), the Calgary-based Christian relief and development organization, they imagine children in developing countries receiving shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child – not children in Northern B.C. playing foosball after school in an old restaurant.
     (Jan/Feb 2015)