Coren’s conversion
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Coren’s conversion

“My core beliefs haven’t changed,” Michael Coren says. But “I can’t imagine who I was spiritually eight years ago.” The landscape of personal faith can change over time. Scandal, abuse, disillusionment and burnout are just a few of the deconstruction triggers prompting Christians to re-examine what we believe and why. It’s a process that usually…

Welcoming a New Director of Planned Gifts and Investments
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Welcoming a New Director of Planned Gifts and Investments

Christian School Foundation The Christian School Foundation is pleased to announce that Kevin teBrake (Hons. B. Comm., M.Div.) is our new Director of Planned Gifts and Investments. Kevin’s lifelong commitment to Christian education, along with his training and professional experience as an accountant and as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, give him a…

An arduous journey and the long road ahead
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An arduous journey and the long road ahead

It was a bus filled with hurt and hope. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, it carried 41 residential school survivors from the First Nations communities of Poplar River, Berens River, Bloodvein, Little Grand Rapids/Pauingassi, Hollow Water, Manigotogan and Sagkeeng to Alberta to hear the Pope’s apology. The hurt came from experiences at residential…

Better than getting a good deal
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Better than getting a good deal

If you’re on Tiktok or Instagram, chances are you’ve seen a clothing haul. In these videos, bubbly influencers unbox new outfits while captions boast a ridiculously low cost-to-clothing ratio. Maybe you’ve even clicked an affiliate link, discovered an ultra-fast fashion brand like Shein and started filling a cart of your own. But before you get…

Our Connected World
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Our Connected World

Situated outside of Lilongwe, Malawi, is Dzaleka Refugee Camp. It currently hosts over 55,000 refugees from African countries such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda in an area intended for only 10,000. Some of these refugees came long ago, spillage from previous wars as far back as the 1960s. They came as…

Sir John & King Jeroboam in an Age of Decolonization
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Sir John & King Jeroboam in an Age of Decolonization

The Pope is coming to Canada next week, with stops planned for Edmonton, Quebec and Iqaluit. He will visit Indigenous, Inuit and Métis communities to speak with and listen to elders, church leaders and survivors of residential schools. This comes on the heels of the Pope’s meeting with Indigenous and Métis leaders in the Vatican,…

Seeking ‘clarity’ on Sexual sin
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Seeking ‘clarity’ on Sexual sin

“There are two deeply divergent interpretations of Scripture in this denomination,” Paul VanderKlay said on June 14, addressing 188 delegates of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). To most CRC members, the degree of that difference is painfully clear, and it was only accentuated at this year’s annual meeting. Synod 2022 made three key decisions concerning…