May 22, 2013
When he heard his newest album received a nod for a 2013 Juno nomination, musician Colin Bernard was completely surprised. It was only when prompted by his wife that Bernard had hesitantly submitted his album Hold On in the Contemporary Christian Album of the Year category...
May 21, 2013
You often hear that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time. It turns out that movies and TV shows based on the Bible can set records in their own mediums, too. Film writer Peter Chattaway explores the onscreen world of biblical Scripture.
May 17, 2013
Sports and spirituality are often closely tied to one another. Keeping with that tradition comes the film 42, a new biopic detailing the life and career of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, most famously known as being the first African-American player to break the colour barrier and play in the major leagues. Though not billed as a Christian film necessarily, 42 just might be the most Christian film we’ve seen from a major Hollywood studio in years.
May 15, 2013
There’s no question that ministry in Canada is a challenge. Bill Hogg, National Missiologist with C2C Network, says it’s not a surprise.
“The reality is that 85 per cent of North American churches have plateaued or declined. Something that started, where lives are being transformed, can eventually decline, and needs to experience renewal, refocus, restructuring, or replanting.”
May 15, 2013
Calgary’s elected officials have as much as admitted they made a mistake six years ago by not including faith-based institutions as stakeholders in plans to revitalize the city’s core neighbourhoods. In early May, with no debate and no one opposed, they voted to correct that oversight.
May 14, 2013
Hope Centre Ministries provides friendship and pastoral care for people with disabilities through worship, fellowship groups and retreats, as well as advising churches on how they can be more inclusive of people with disabilities.
May 10, 2013
An estimated 25,000 people rallied on Parliament Hill May 9, demanding the government protect human life, from conception until natural death. The National March For Life is an annual event meant to encourage pro-lifers and inspire Canadians to protect the unborn.
May 9, 2013
A Christian organization dedicated to promoting public justice in Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of events, special articles and online reflections. Citizens for Public Justice aims to encourage citizens and governmental leaders to “support policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice and stewardship.”