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 →

In Ontario, prisoners can now choose to go to prison based on what gender they identify most with…hmmm…

Ontario has put forward a progressive policy allowing transgendered individuals to choose the jail they go to based on the gender they identify with.  See article.   I’m not one to rail against people who want to do whatever they do in their personal life. As a Christian, I recognize that this is a democratic society and everyone has the… 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  She tells me our national anthem, “Oh Canada”, is outdated.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 →

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