On March 6, several hundred people gathered in Redeemer University’s auditorium to participate in a panel discussion about Renegotiating Faith, a report that has emerged from a research partnership between the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), Power to Change – Students, InterVarsity, Youth for Christ and Truth Matters Ministries.
Redeemer University College has been providing high-quality, Biblically-rooted postsecondary education in Ontario for over 30 years. Students and their families have long valued Redeemer’s distinctive vision and appreciated the excellent work of its faculty and staff. It was no secret, however, that this came with a high price tag.
For many Canadians, recycling has become a part of daily life. Despite the positive growth of the recycling industry, however, the amount of trash entering landfills continues to pose problems for the future. We simply don’t have the capacity to sustain current levels. The planet needs us to be wiser and more stewardly.
A classroom is a messy community. Anytime you put people together in an enclosed space, anything can happen. If students feel safe, challenged and supported, the community can be transformational, contributing to wellbeing and flourishing. If students experience bullying or are poorly treated because of ability, gender, race or sexual orientation, the resulting community can be toxic and unsafe. But God created us to be in relationship. We are meant to be interdependent, growing in the context of learning and living with others.
They call her Mabel. This is the name the Zeyl family has given to the 30-foot motorhome that is their home while travelling across Canada. The RV is a gift from a local supporter. Because while Jeremy Benjamin puts his singing and song-writing gifts to good use, his family is along for the ride – his wife Lara and their two children, Isaiah (9) and Kiara (5). Their trip is exciting, even awe-inspiring. But the experience is a story of contrasts.
Three years ago Jeremy Benjamin developed the Heidelberg Project, releasing a CD containing songs intended for corporate worship and congregational singing based on the Heidelberg Catechism, a well-known Christian confession. Now, he’s travelling from P.E.I. to B.C. bringing the Heidelberg Catechism in song to Christian communities across Canada.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., who gave his life for the civil rights cause. Rev. King relentlessly and non-violently opposed racism, and his vision, influence and legacy continue to endure. Unfortunately, racism is still a problem in North America.
The failure of the Western church is a failure to live out the love command. We are commanded to love God and to show our love for God by loving others. Our actions have, instead, too often conveyed a message of arrogance and disrespect.
Sean Schat takes a look at the 2016 survey data from Cardus Education and finds it’s good news for those with children in Christian education.
Cardus, a Christian think tank, has spent more than five years researching a key question: How does Christian education interrelate with the public square? Van Pelt stressed that in order to better connect Christian education to the public realm, we need a shift in language and strategy. The times, cultural spaces and cultural dynamics are changing.
The future of the nation may depend on the role of religion in the common life, according to Father Raymond de Souza. People of faith who live that faith out daily contribute greatly to society.