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Bruce J. Clemenger, president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and publisher of Faith Today, comments on major Canadian trends and issues related to ministry and public policy.

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

2017-2016

| 2015-2011

| 2010-2006

| 2005-2001

2005

Faith and the "Values" Debate

What are Canadian values? What should Canada's guiding principles be? (December 14, 2005)

Principles to Live By

A public debate on assisted suicide and euthanasia will be one of the next major issues facing Canadian Christians. (October 19, 2005)

Misconceptions

Inaccurate portrayals of Evangelicals in the news are harmful and unacceptable, but how do we challenge them? (August 25, 2005)

Can We Run for Office?

Evangelicals are valuable participants, not pariahs, in a healthy democracy. (June 23, 2005)

Reflecting What We're For

As evangelicals we are called to bear witness to the reality of the lordship of Christ in all that we say and do. (May 2, 2005)

Why Churches Must Speak

Churches drawn into the public debate on marriage can find guidelines for their witness. (March 2, 2005)

2004

Marriage Refashioned

The participation of all Canadians, including evangelicals, in public policy discussions is needed now more than ever. (December 16, 2004) 

Integrating Faith and Work

Pastors, missionaries, teachers, social workers and business people all carry out valid ministries in God's kingdom. (November 1, 2004)

Of Sincere Belief

Canadians enjoy considerable freedom to practise their faith. Do Christians take full advantage of it? (September 1, 2004)

In Word and Deed

Redemption extends to all of life: body, soul, mind and spirit. It involves the renewal of the mind and the healing of the body. (July 1, 2004)

How and Why Evangelicals Vote

A feature article. (April 20, 2004)

Responding to Jewish Fears

A recent trip to Israel made by Canadian evangelical leaders offers context and perspective. (April 20, 2004)

To the Edge of Suffering

Thoughts on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (March 1, 2004)

A Controversial Message

Evangelism in a "Tolerant" Society. (January 1, 2004)

2003

Of Church and State

These Two Can be Separated, But the Same is Not True of Faith and Politics. (November 1, 2003)

Keep Marriage Heterosexual

Why the Redefinition of Marriage Must Be Challenged in the Public Square. (September 1, 2003)

Passion and Calling

Faith Today Interviews Bruce Clemenger, the EFC's New President. (June 24, 2003)