ReligionWatch

Dr. James A. Beverley, professor of Christian thought and ethics at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, examines religious controversies, new religious groups and more. Faith Today's longest-running column series.

Click a range of years below to browse a complete list of his recent columns.

2017-2016

| 2015-2011

| 2010-2006

| 2005-2001

 

2010

Atheism Rampant

As atheism waxes and wanes worldwide – mostly waxes lately – what should Christians do? (Nov/Dec 2010)

Scientology Under Fire

Christians who want to understand Scientology will certainly not find it boring. (Sep/Oct 2010)

Clarity of Scripture

Although parts of Scripture may be difficult, overall it speaks with remarkable clarity after thousands of years. (Jul/Aug 2010)

Turning Point for the Vatican?

The current sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is creating worldwide debate. (May/Jun 2010)

Ministry Growth Can Kill Marriage

The news that televangelist Benny Hinn's wife has filed for divorce can remind Christians that we all need God's power, grace and forgiveness in all areas of our lives. (Mar/Apr 2010)

Lutheran Regrets

The latest major church apology can inspire people of all faiths to consider doing likewise. (Jan/Feb 2010)

2009

Dalai Lama Tours Canada

The good and the not-so-good from the recent visit to Canada by the world's most famous Buddhist. (Nov/Dec 2009)

More Than One Way?

Shouldn't Evangelicals get with the program and participate in the Parliament of the World's Religions? Is Jesus really the only way to God? (Sep/Oct 2009)

Bad Prophecy / Good Book

Columnist Jim Beverley has been writing for Faith Today since 1994 and has been promising a certain book for almost as long. (Jul/Aug 2009)

Religious Freedom Challenged

Religious freedom is mainstream news again this spring, thanks to a Human Rights Council resolution at the United Nations. (May/Jun 2009)

Sun Myung Moon is Still Around

The leader of the heterodox Unification Church who made headlines in the 1970s is leaving a troubling legacy. (Mar/Apr 2009)

Blind Religion

Things done in the name of religion can make us blush, but they should also lead us to self-examination. (Jan/Feb 2009)

2008

Is Emergent Heretical?

A new movement calls Evangelicals to engage postmodern culture and to correct common flaws. (Nov/Dec 2008)

The Bentley Challenge

The burst bubble around Canadian televangelist Todd Bentley leaves serious questions for leaders on the charismatic side of the Church. (Sep/Oct 2008)

The World Watches Revival

Canadian preacher Todd Bentley is leading a controversial revival in Lakeland, Florida. (Jul/Aug 2008)

A New Earth

Vancouver spiritual writer Eckhart Tolle, promoted to millions by Oprah, has a good understanding of sin but not of Jesus Christ. (May/Jun 2008)

Rethinking Willow Creek

One of North America's major churches now admits flaws in its seeker-sensitive model. What can Evangelicals learn from this? (Mar/Apr 2008)

2007 and Earlier Columns

Although they are not yet listed here, many of his older columns are available using this custom search at theEFC.ca.