1 Corinthians 1:25

"For the foolishness of God is wiser than men..."

Evangelical History in Canada – Henry Alline, 1748-1784

  “The Apostle of Nova Scotia”, was the nickname coined for Canada’s greatest revivalist, Henry Alline. Alline was born in Newport, Rhode Island to a family whose roots went back to The Mayflower. Around 1759 his father dove at the opportunity to claim free fertile land in Nova Scotia. Despite not having a farming background, he moved the family to… Read more →

Sex Education Curriculum: Three Christian Responses

I’ve read a lot of opinions this week from Christians regarding the new Ontario Sex Education curriculum. The opinions vary from “throw out the whole thing” to “mostly good, a couple not great parts”.   Here are three responsive options parents have that I believe are God-honouring and helpful in your child’s spiritual development.     Put your kids in… Read more →

Euthanasia is Coming to Canada

I remember as a kid hearing people talk on the radio about doctor-assisted suicide. I had no idea what any of this had to do with the ‘youth in Asia’ but it seemed like people had a lot of different opinions on the subject. Sometimes I wish I still had the innocence of a child.   Fast-forward 25 years and… Read more →

Will Aliens Ever Land and How Would That Affect Christian Faith?

This is a great question that a student asked me: What happens when the aliens land?  Being the third generation evangelical that I am, I told him that we would just need to keep preaching the gospel because aliens need Jesus, too. (obviously)   But seriously – is this even a possibility?   Dr. Frank Drake wrote an equation in… Read more →

What Facebook can Teach Christians about Evangelism…

  Why did you join Facebook? I’ll be that it was one of two reasons.     1) REPUTATION Perhaps you heard about how great Facebook was, and that it had an ease of use that would help you connect with friends from the past, present, and future.  You joined Facebook because of its REPUTATION.     2) RELATIONSHIPS Or… Read more →

Should ‘O Canada’ be “gender neutral”?

BREAKING! Toronto Councillor wants to make O Canada gender neutral! In other news, I just got off the phone with The English Language.  She tells me our national anthem, “Oh Canada”, is outdated. “Thy”? “Thee”? Seriously, who uses words like these in the 21st Century? Nobody!   Fortunately, she sent me an updated edition of our country’s treasured hymn that… Read more →

Atheists have faith, too.

Often those who identify themselves as atheists will assert that their beliefs are based on science, as opposed to faith.  However, atheists have points of faith in their belief system, just as theists do. Most of us would agree that if certain events had not happened (causes), we might not be here (effects).  For example, because your parents decided to… Read more →

Are YOU a “millennial”? Read on to find out!

I am an early millennial.  I was born in 1982.  Depending on what expert you talk to, that makes me one of the first of my generation.  An elder member.  What about you…do you fall into the millennial generation?   Do you remember before the Internet?  Do you remember, as a child, getting the Internet?  Did you own a pager… Read more →

Happy New Year! But do you know where your calendar came from?

  Have you ever wondered how we got our calendar? Who came up with this device that ensures seasons come and go, birthdays are celebrated, and appointments are not missed?   Psalm 104:19 He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.   Calendars have been used by many societies throughout history. Most cultures… Read more →

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