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Does church still matter—even in a pandemic? By Kevin Makins
The FT Interview: Gordon T. Smith is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Calgary, and a professor of systematic and spiritual theology. His latest book is Wisdom From Babylon: Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age (IVP, 2020). He spoke with Faith Today’s Karen Stiller about how we can best be the Church today.
Bridging the gap How one-year programs are equipping young high school graduates By Evelyn Pederson
The Enneagram: An explanation. A caution. And an invitation. By Rod Wilson
Ten lessons from fallen leaders How churches and ministries can safeguard against abuses of power. By Patricia Paddey
What's next for the church in Quebec? The urban missiologist Glenn Smith recently stepped away from the Quebec-based ministry Christian Direction after 35 years. By Glenn Smith
Easter Poems By Contemporary Canadian Poets. [There's also an extra set online.]
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Behind the scenes: Fond of messy church. Why we need to hang with sinners. By the editors
Talking points: Podcast, Milestones, Recent web posts, Readers write, Contributors
Cross connections: Subject to governing authorities. Being faithful in messy situations. By columnist David Guretzki
By the numbers: Government debt and individual generosity. Recent reports from the Fraser Institute examine aspects of Canadian finances. A page of infographics
Witness: Reconciliation through relationships. By Jimmy Thunder
News. Notes. Ideas
- Small water charity named among the best in Canada. Lifewater Canada builds wells for communities in need. online April 5
- Covid has not stopped generosity. Children Believe survey has good news to share
- Inspiring ideas. Growing mobile to meet the needs. Toys and Bibles for Indigenous children. And more.
- FaithTech helps empower Christians in technology. Hackathons nurture ingenuity
- Church in Newfoundland receives amazing gift. Generous donation allows long-anticipated move
- Noteworthy. Forced closure of Vancouver hospice. Bible sales increase. And more.
- The Mosaic Course: Tolerance that still has convictions
The gathering place: When Covid strikes: Resilient praying and caring communities are essential. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger
News from the EFC: Limit assisted dying. Conversion therapy ban too broad. New kit to protect youth from pornography. Online prayer events. Aga religious freedom case. French blog and newsletter. EFC speakers in your online gathering?
At issue: Freedom of speech on contentious issues. A medical student in Manitoba has been expelled for posting his unpopular views on abortion on social media.
History lesson: The secularization of universities: Have you ever noticed how many universities have Christian mottos? By columnist Kevin Flatt
Go with God: A hurry-free life. Slowly learning not to rush. By columnist Carolyn Arends
Religion watch: Decent folks, deadly doctrine. Understanding those who knock on our doors. By columnist James A. Beverley
Global village By columnist David Donaldson
- Persecution has risen
- Seeking peace in Columbia
- Evangelicals at the United Nations
Books & culture: Reviews online April 19
- Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be by Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, and George M. Marsden
- Brave Women, Bold Moves: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Conformity by Cathie Ostapchuk
- Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson: A Christian Perspected edited by Ron Dart
- Conversations with My Inner Atheist: A Christian Apologist Explores Questions that Keep People Up at Night by Randal D. Rauser
- Reading the Bestsellers: Out of the Shadows: A Memoir by Timea Nagy and Shannon Moroney
- Music: The Work Vol. 1 Elias Dummer
- Canadian Creatives: Legislated to Death by Anita Van Zeumeren
Christ & culture in Canada: Should pastors cry? Our answers show how we think of God. By columnist John G. Stackhouse Jr.