Jesus Christ has been many things to multitudes of people for many centuries. But he has never officially been given equal status with leprechauns, mermaids, vampires, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, witches, wizards, the Boogieman, elves, dragons, gnomes, Thor, Vishnu, fairies, Ogopogo and Zeus. Until now. Christ and the preceding entities — along with […]
In 2009, journalist Marci McDonald published her book, The Armageddon Factor. She has recently made presentations promoting the book’s controversial portrayal of conservative evangelicals. The following are two contrasting views of the author’s thesis.
Be afraid… be very afraid… of evangelical Christians!
This is part two of CC.com’s overview of the Lausanne Congress, held in Cape Town October 16-25. Part one is available here. Believers & reconciliation Varying forms of reconciliation were key themes at Lausanne III. Speaking on the topic of ‘Reconciliation with Creation,’ Sir John Houghton — co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]
The Lausanne Conference, held late last month in Cape Town, South Africa, was accounted a great success — despite internet problems, one government’s opposition and some controversy. It has been touted by its organizers as “perhaps the widest and most diverse gathering of Christians ever held in the history of the church.” lausanne.org/cape-town-2010 The event […]
The Quebec government’s Ethics & Religious Culture (ERC) course is a point of contention in two ongoing court cases – one involving a high school, and the other a family. Litigation about whether a Quebec private school can teach the ERC from a Catholic perspective recently entered a new stage. Late last month, the Quebec […]
Maasai warriorClub Penguin is about more than the snowy online world of adorable virtual creatures, which your children are probably mad about. A portion of the profits of this game site goes to support educational and humanitarian work in Kenya, partnering with Free the Children. Recently Disney Online Studios, which owns and operates Club Penguin, […]
Kyle Dion – president of New Line Skateparks in Langley, B.C. – spent most of July building a state-of-the-art play park in Rwanda. The effort was an initiative of the Elevation Project, which is sponsored by Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited. The ministry worked with a Rwanda Youth for Christ team to build the park. Participant […]
Three young Canadian women have some notable things in common: concern for social justice, success in beauty contests – and faith in Christ. Miss World Canada Born in Iran and raised in West Vancouver, Nazanin Afshin-Jam grew up with a desire to help people in need. As she became directly involved in such work, she […]
The gap between the two sides in the conflict within the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) just become much wider. At their annual vestry meeting February 13, members of the congregation of St. John’s Shaughnessy Church in Vancouver voted overwhelmingly to leave the ACC. By February 24, a number of other B.C. churches, as well […]
Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind, Sony, 1997. The Christian community has not always been kind to high-profile musicians who have espoused Christian beliefs. A prime example is Bob Dylan: although he did some superb Christian albums and a phenomenal gospel tour, and continues to perform faith-affirming songs in concert, I’ve encountered church musicians who […]