‘Freedom March’ Misses the Point
News | Politics

‘Freedom March’ Misses the Point

On November 2, five days before anti-maskers held their second “Freedom March” in my hometown of Aylmer, Ontario, Mayor Mary French declared a state of emergency. Despite rising COVID-19 cases across Canada, and in the small community itself, more than 2,000 unmasked protesters marched down Main Street on November 7 to demonstrate against current government…

Welcoming a Young Writer
Features | Media & Culture

Welcoming a Young Writer

I first met Bert Witvoet at a collaborative art luncheon at church. He made me feel immediately welcome, not in the too-familiar style of an obligatory attempt to recruit a new member to church, but with sincere interest in who I was. We had a lot in common: he was a former Christian high school…

New Exchanges
Church Life | News | Social Justice

New Exchanges

541 Eatery and Exchange is a restaurant and Christian ministry located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. By providing affordable and high-quality food and drink, as well as a place to hang out and socialize, 541 has always connected people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Since COVID-19, those connections look different but the ministry’s focus hasn’t changed. “We talk a lot about family here,” says Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan, one of the Front of House Managers and a former columnist with Christian Courier.