On war, are we following Jesus or Muhammad?

Jan 2, 2018 by

I recently read through the Quran to understand my Muslim friends a bit better and, perhaps, to find a few interesting historical notes about Islam. Instead, an unwelcome realization about fellow Christians...

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What makes our faith different from others?

May 23, 2016 by

It’s not often that a television show puts faith and religion front and center, but that’s what Hulu’s The Path has done — albeit with a few twists. The series follows the members of a fictional cult,...

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Are Allah and God the same?

Feb 4, 2016 by

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? It seems simple. Muslims view Allah as the creator, the one who called Abraham, the one who gave the Ten Commandments at Sinai. And there is only one God. So of...

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Our Muslim neighbors

Feb 1, 2016 by

When we talk about living in peace with Muslims, some Christians become uneasy. They reason that because Islam and Christianity have such differences, true peace isn’t possible. Yet a call to live in peace...

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The myth of trickle-down change

May 4, 2015 by

I’ve heard some buzz in Christian circles that has troubled me. It is the idea that if we reach the most influential people in the world for Jesus, then everyone else will follow. I’ve seen this philosophy...

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The rise of the dones — done with church, that is

Apr 28, 2015 by

One of the fastest growing religious groups in Canada today is the nones. These are people who, when asked if they have a religious preference, say “none.” But there’s another group that is also gaining...

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Are we training pastors for jobs that no longer exist?

Apr 24, 2015 by

It’s safe to say that the traditional expression of church has varied little in the Western world. This form worked well when the dominant culture was agrarian, most people were uneducated and illiterate,...

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Where are you, church?

Apr 23, 2015 by

As our Canadian society becomes increasingly secular, I have been thinking that people have disregarded the church. However, this assumption has been challenged for me. This spring I have been asked to...

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Not coming, not leaving

May 12, 2014 by

What’s the largest religious group in Canada? Christianity. What’s the second largest? None. According to the Canadian government’s National Household Survey, almost a quarter of the population, or about...

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