CC wins 9 awards of excellence for coverage during COVID
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CC wins 9 awards of excellence for coverage during COVID

The Canadian Christian Communicators Association (CCCA) hosted its annual Awards Ceremony April 7 honouring excellence in writing, graphic design and online media during 2020. Christian Courier received nine awards for written content, photography, original artwork, and public engagement. The Awards Ceremony was hosted over Zoom and streamed over the association’s Facebook page. CC Editor Angela…

Fighting the Pandemic on Two Continents
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Fighting the Pandemic on Two Continents

Airports were finally opening and COVID testing was now available to Canadians. Should our family return to Malawi? In the months I spent fighting COVID alongside other nurses in Canada, it seemed Malawi had been relatively spared. So we boarded a plane back to Malawi, arriving January 6, 2021, after 10 months in Canada. I…

Relief and gratitude
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Relief and gratitude

“The whole atmosphere at Summit has changed,” Co Vanderlaan says of his retirement home, now that its residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine. He and his wife Alice echo the feelings of many. “We are so relieved. So thankful. So excited. Maybe soon we can see our grandchildren. We’ve had two great-grandchildren born during the…

Bookends
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Bookends

Christian Courier has recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. The end of one world calamity and the beginning of a new world calamity stand as bookends to these 75 years. My feelings of isolation in the current pandemic have drawn my memory back to the days of WW II and my own experience in The Netherlands….

Celebrating a Life of Faith: Pope John Paul II
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Celebrating a Life of Faith: Pope John Paul II

On April 2, Canada will once again mark the anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s passing and celebrate his legacy on what Canadian parliament has declared “Pope John Paul II Day.” Why does Canada, a secular country of many faiths, commemorate a Catholic pontiff? The Pope John Paul II Day Act was proposed by an…

Held to account
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Held to account

I’ll begin by saying that the revelations about the behaviour of Ravi Zacharias made me sick. Others have told me they feel the same way. Christianity Today and other news outlets have covered the story. As a young teenager, I used to listen to Ravi Zacharias’ Let My People Think broadcast in the backseat of…

‘Third Third of Life’ Ministry
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‘Third Third of Life’ Ministry

In response to the declining attendance of young people, many congregations are doing the important and necessary work of reaching out to Millennials and Gen Zs. But there are three trends accompanying the outward migration of younger generations that ministry leaders should also pay attention to:  Some of the parents of our emerging adults are…

Wild Ride
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Wild Ride

The American stock market is experiencing its most interesting quarter in a long time, perhaps since the meltdown of the housing market that kicked off the global Great Recession. At the beginning of 2021, certain American hedge funds (investment vehicles for wealthy clients) had “shorted” stock shares of the video game retailer GameStop and a…

Budget basics
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Budget basics

Many people are currently in challenging financial situations. Employed folks are worried about their jobs and might be working in new ways – from home, part time, work sharing or, worst of all, not working at all. Self-employed folks have had their activities severely affected with sales significantly reduced, greatly affecting profitability. A lack of…