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19/10 Oct 2019

Election 2019: Balancing our faith with our election duty

by Frank King   The National Post headline shouted, “On the R-Word and the Campaign: how religion has become the sleeper issue of the 2019 election”. The article referenced how federal party leaders approach faith issues, made a point of stating that Green Party leader Elizabeth May said her “personal hero” is Jesus Christ and […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Election 2019: Top 3 things religiously-minded Canadians need to watch for

by Lorna Dueck   Attention religiously-minded voters: You matter to Canada’s 43rd general election. You have a role to play in shaping the future of this fantastic country over the next 40 days of campaigning. Embrace the reminder that ‘40 days’ is a call to prayer. Our governments were designed to facilitate that we live […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Summer jobs grants update

by Jack Taylor By now, organizations have applied, or not applied, for the summer jobs grants (deadline January 25th). The poke in the eye worked. Churches all over Canada woke up when the Summer Jobs program set up a values test with an attestation statement that tied them to support for the government’s pro-abortion stance. […]

18/12 Dec 2018

28 private schools refuse to bow

by Jack Taylor   Since being sworn in as Minister of Education on May 24, 2015 in Alberta, Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen, has created waves for private schools. On November 14, he threatened to pull funding ($32.5 million) from 28 private schools (with 4000 students) still holding out from his edict around GSAs (Gay/Straight Alliance […]

18/11 November 2018

Secularization and the church in Canada

by Jack Taylor   “I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.” (Francis Schaeffer) From the beginning, secularism has divided the church – from within and from without. Secularism – the Canadian experiment When one is force-fed secularism in its pablum form, it is easy to […]

18/11 November 2018

Minister’s unexplained “opinion” is the law

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today released recent correspondence (1, 2, 3) between Alberta Education and independent faith-based schools. In September of 2018, Deputy Minister Curtis Clark threatened religious schools with defunding and loss of accreditation if they do not remove religious content from their ‘Safe and Caring’ school policies. During the week […]

18/11 November 2018

Chew on This! has faith communities engaged in action to end poverty

October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and for the past six years, the Dignity for All campaign has coordinated Chew on This! events across the country to raise awareness about poverty in Canada. Chew on This! has grown from an initial 13 groups six years ago to 100 groups this […]

18/09 September 2018

Secularism and medicine in Canada

by Jack Taylor   Dr. James Dobson, in his book Fatherless, envisions a society in 2040 where current Baby Boomers are pressured into transitioning out of life so that their wealth can be passed on to the next generations; expectant mothers undergo near mandatory screening of their unborn child to screen out potential burdens on […]

18/09 September 2018

TWU drops mandatory covenant for students

by Jack Taylor   On Thursday, August 9th, 2018 the 16 men and women of Trinity Western’s Board of Governors met to contemplate the sword handed to them by the Supreme Court of Canada as the community covenant squirmed with life before them. Like Solomon, they needed wisdom to ensure the University continued to thrive […]

18/07 July 2018

Addressing legal marijuana

by Frank King   With less than four months before the it’s legal, there’s a question looming for churches: what, if anything, should they be doing to address the Oct. 17 legalization of recreational marijuana? This is a sensitive issue, fraught with peril for church leaders and boards. In fact, it’s so perilous that some […]