Introducing the winners to CC’s Portrait Contest!

Introducing the winners to CC’s Portrait Contest!

Congratulations to the winners of Christian Courier’s Portrait Contest! We asked contestants to capture their encounters with friends, family and strangers after our shared experience of isolation. The submissions we saw this year are evidence of the creativity that runs throughout our communities, a creativity worth celebrating. Here’s to your creativity and courage! A word…

CC wins 10 awards!
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CC wins 10 awards!

On May 5, the Canadian Christian Communicators Association held its annual awards ceremony showcasing the best in faith-based writing, design and content creation for the 2021 season. Christian Courier (CC) competed against at least 18 other publications and received 10 awards, including first place in the Feature Article, Interview and Photo Essay categories. “They’ve combined…

A productive year

A productive year

Christian Courier has a small staff – eight people, all across Canada. Because we work from home already, the pandemic didn’t change our work habits . . . but it did add some wrinkles when it came to child care! Kids we taught during “distance learning” while still doing CC work: 12 Kids currently being…

Finding the upside

Finding the upside

By a wide margin, the most-viewed article on our website this year was Lloyd Rang’s column called “The upside of COVID-19.” Despite the title, this was not a feel-good fluff piece; it was an honest examination of the challenges we were all facing in March. And it clearly resonated with you, as it was read…

Giving Thanks at a Bigger Table
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Giving Thanks at a Bigger Table

Happy Birthday, Christian Courier! Isn’t it lovely how this aligns with Thanksgiving? A very fitting coincidence. In these days of counting our blessings and holding on, it’s wonderful to have a real celebration like this to mark. We may be restricted when it comes to physically sitting down at extended family tables this Thanksgiving, but this…

Redeemer University gives Award to CC Editor
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Redeemer University gives Award to CC Editor

Christian Courier’s editor Angela Reitsma Bick is the recipient of Redeemer University’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing her contributions to journalism as well as the Christian faith evident in her work and community.  Graduating from the Ancaster, Ont. university’s liberal arts program in 2001 and earning a master’s in English at Queen’s University, Reitsma Bick…

Dutch Reformed Bingo in Canada
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Dutch Reformed Bingo in Canada

When I was an adolescent in the late-70s and early-80s, Calvinist Contact was the place to find out what was going on, for the Dutch Reformed immigrant community in Canada. CC wrote about the wider world in which we lived. And it shaped our smaller ethnic and religious world. It reflected the ease with which Dutch Reformed folk made connections with each other, figuring out people that they knew in common.