Fifty shades of shame
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Fifty shades of shame

I am not the first voice to speak about the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, nor will I be the last. In fact, I am hesitant to even add fuel to the blazing fires that some may argue only further promote the popularity of this book and movie. But as I sift through the endless blogs and editorials about this subject, I can’t help but notice what is missing. Although it might be trite to write about “fifty shades of grace,” the truth is there hasn’t been much grace at all.

Anti-poverty plan begins vital national conversation
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Anti-poverty plan begins vital national conversation

On Feb. 3, a national anti-poverty strategy called Dignity for All was released on Parliament Hill. The plan was developed by people who know poverty first-hand; it was coordinated by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), a Christian organization, and Canada Without Poverty, a national anti-poverty group. The Canadian Council of Churches plans to host forums on poverty across the country this spring, so local church members and national church leaders can connect local issues with this national plan.

From shards to artwork – teaching for transformation in Zambia
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From shards to artwork – teaching for transformation in Zambia

Karen Gerritsma does not believe in making quick decisions without knowing the consequences of her actions. She’s too smart and cautious for that. But when her friend Dora Stroobosscher invited her to come along to Zambia for two weeks last August to instruct student teachers in understanding a Christian worldview, she immediately said yes.

Cardus: How Christian schools benefit the public
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Cardus: How Christian schools benefit the public

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.