Reader Spotlight: Helen Bosch
Opinion

Reader Spotlight: Helen Bosch

Helen Bosch has been a CC subscriber for 60 years, since she arrived in Canada with her husband Gerald and five children from Friesland in 1961. “We lived with another Dutch family for six weeks in Nova Scotia before we could rent a house. They gave us a subscription to Calvinist Contact. From that time…

Wings of Grace
Editorial | Media & Culture | Opinion

Wings of Grace

My friend’s son came home from his first week of school, saying “Mom, now we have to guess our spelling words; the teacher doesn’t say them anymore.”  “That can’t be right!” she replied, asking more questions until she understood his confusion. His class has been merged with another grade for the first time, and while…

Grace Before Everything
History | Media & Culture | News

Grace Before Everything

Seventy-five years of Christian Courier (and predecessors) is an astonishingly unlikely achievement. The little engine that could. A survivor. I’m more than a little proud of having been a small part of its history, more than a little proud that my words – as an elementary student, a high school student, a young teacher, a retired teacher,…

Flight Patterns
Editorial | Media & Culture

Flight Patterns

Not all words have wings. Some are just box printed, quick texted and rarely get lift off. So as we sit perched on Christian Courier’s 75th anniversary, we are left to wonder: what boundless grace has granted us the privilege to write, print, share, preach, laugh and walk together all of these years? May we…

Widening the Tribe
Immigration | Media & Culture | Opinion

Widening the Tribe

I started writing columns for Christian Courier (CC) about four years ago. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I have writing them. Four years of column writing is a pretty puny time-period when one considers that this fine periodical is celebrating its 75th anniversary this fall. As a Dutch immigrant kid in the 1950s…