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Iconic UBC building sale marks shift in theological, economics education

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 […]

Brian C Stiller

Find a broken wall – and then Rebuild it.

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 […]

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Measuring Religious Experiences

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 […]

Tim Stevenson

You always have to have an enemy

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 […]

Lewis

Rethinking Purgatory: C.S. Lewis on the controversial doctrine

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 […]

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Iconic UBC building sale marks shift in theological, economics education

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...

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Senator Mike Duffy

Scharf, Lee and Senate housing

Diane Scharf, longtime senior Parliament Hill support staffer, behaved Christianly, on May 29, when she told Ottawa Citizen investigative reporter Glen McGregor that she might be partly to blame for erroneous … Continue Reading

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan and the pluralists

Kofi Annan, best known for his 1997-2006 stint as secretary-general of the United Nations, was in Ottawa last Thursday, May 23, to talk about pluralism.I was interested in hearing him because Canadian … Continue Reading

Lloyd Mackey

Scoping the BC election

It was a late night in the Mackey household in Ottawa yesterday (May 14/15). Somehow, the folk in our home province couldn't schedule the British Columbia election results to suit their eastern Canadian … Continue Reading

Studying in Trinity Western University Library

In Support of Our Friends and Colleagues at Trinity Western University

In recent weeks, Trinity Western University's (TWU) proposal for a law school has sparked much debate and discussion. The popular reaction from students, as reflected by tweets, status updates, and petitions, … Continue Reading

George Beverly Shea

Remembering Bev Shea

George Beverly (Bev) Shea, who always prefaced Billy Grahams sermons with a simple gospel song, passed away last week at the age of 104.Shea, more than anyone on the Billy Graham team, had strong and … Continue Reading

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

Some Seismic Shifts in Ottawa

As promised last week, I would like to use OttawaWatch, the next few weeks, to look at some ideas that might be radically conflict-resolving and that might take a few years or even decades to implement.This … Continue Reading

Brian C Stiller

Find a broken wall – and then Rebuild it.

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 … Continue Reading

William Wilberforce

Wilberforce revisited – a conflict resolution study

The faith-political approach of British politician William Wilberforce –- who fought the British slave trade in the early 1800s -– might have a 21st century counterpart in Langley MP Mark Warawa.Vancouver … Continue Reading

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