Earlier this year, the Vancouver School of Theology announced the sale of its Iona Building to UBC‘s Vancouver School of Economics. While the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) $28 million sale of the iconic Iona Building ‘castle’ to the University of British Columbia is significant news, VST principal Richard Topping suggests there is more to the […]
Find a broken wall, Brian Stiller says in his new book — and then rebuild it. This is not a book for everyone. It is a book for leaders of Christian churches, ministries, and organizations. Particularly, it is a leadership manual for those individuals who are called to take on the leadership of deeply troubled […]
Religious experiences have long been mysterious events that only the mystics have understood. However, whether you are a mystic or not, how do you explain a religious experience? How do you account for life-altering religious conversions, near death experiences, or simply worship and prayer? And, can these experiences even be measured or explained in any […]
Twenty-five years ago this summer, in Victoria, the United Church of Canada General Council wrestled with the issue of the ordination of openly gay and lesbian people to the Christian ministry. The Council, the United Church’s highest court, which meets every three years, passed the initiative, with considerable, passionate and generally polite debate. I can […]
Why C.S. Lewis believed in purgatory – and why Protestants need to think about it. C.S. Lewis may be best described as a “mere” Christian in search of a “mere” Christianity. In the preface to his appropriately titled book, Mere Christianity, Lewis describes himself as “a very ordinary layman of the Church of England” whose […]
Earlier this year, the Vancouver School of Theology announced the sale of its Iona Building to UBC's Vancouver School of Economics. While the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) $28 million sale of the iconic Iona Building 'castle' to the … Continue Reading...