COVID Duty
Health & Wellness | News | Youth & Young Adults

COVID Duty

As the coronavirus continues to spread across our world and millions more are becoming infected, you may wonder what it’s like to work in a COVID clinic. To help answer that question, I decided to interview my mother, Joy Schuurman – a family doctor who joined the ranks of those working in the COVID clinics…

Act Five
Opinion | Youth & Young Adults

Act Five

What might discipleship for young adults look like in 2021? Different than some might think. I work as a resident leader for Act Five, a Christian gap year program associated with Redeemer University and based near downtown Hamilton, Ontario. We are halfway through our second cohort, and I’d like to share some glimpses of how…

Short story winner
Media & Culture | News | Youth & Young Adults

Short story winner

Sara de Waal recently became the inaugural winner of Canada’s only national short story competition open exclusively to students studying at Canadian universities and colleges. The Bridge Prize, as it is called, was established in 2019 by the University of Lethbridge’s School of Liberal Education and Vancouver-based alumnus and donor, Terry Whitehead (BA ‘94.) Chosen…

What Will Sunday School Look Like?
Ministry | News | Youth & Young Adults

What Will Sunday School Look Like?

The start of school often heralds the return of churches’ children’s programs – Sunday schools, after school clubs and youth groups. The pandemic, however, is altering those pre-set plans. Many churches still aren’t meeting in person, and those that are meeting physically are still trying to determine if and how children’s programs can be done safely.

Vocabulary and Birdsong for Children
Creation | Opinion | Youth & Young Adults

Vocabulary and Birdsong for Children

As I write this, our front yard is full of birds. One of my favourites during this late part of April is the white-crowned sparrow, which is making its massive spring migration to the north. My friend Mel Colson says that the male’s mating call is this: poor-Will-peeeeed-his-pants. I wouldn’t forget that mnemonic device soon. (Remember that word to impress your teacher or parents.)

Called to Account
Church Life | Social Justice | Youth & Young Adults

Called to Account

In this season of my life, the Lord has granted me a front row seat to what he’s up to in the lives of the “rising generations.” I’d like to serve as an ambassador between the rising generations and our church. Young adults love Jesus. They’re great with Jesus, but they’re much more skeptical when it comes to the church. Their concerns can be roughly gathered into three categories: money, sex and power. These are old gods – Mammon, Eros, Mars. And our young adults are warning us that these old gods are seducing the church in ways that they find deeply troubling. Let’s look in particular at money.