BC Christian News has been a unique gift to the province of B.C. in many ways. The paper has been instrumental in connecting the wide body of Christ, in its rich diversity of activity and opinion. No other media has come close to such an accomplishment.
President of City in Focus
BC Christian News has been a significant unifying and informative source over the years, for which I am grateful. I am praying in the spirit of Romans 8:28, that much good will emerge from this time of transition.
Rector, St Simon’s North Vancouver
It’s very disappointing that BC Christian News is shutting down. Every writer and every publication is unique. It is very important to have a variety of periodicals.
Editor, Faith Today
It was a ritual for me to pick up a copy of the latest BC Christian News from the back of First Baptist Church. I would spend time, usually on a Sunday afternoon, getting caught up with the news of what is happening in our region.
It was a significant paper, in connecting a significant cross section of the church — and keeping me personally up to date with people and ministries. Frequently, the only way I became aware of special ministry events was through the paper.
CEO, Arrow Leadership
BC Christian News has done two things that no other medium and no other organization has done: acquaint British Columbian Christians with each other – and keep them informed about what each other were doing.
BC Christian News has prompted pastors, denominational leaders, ministry staff and others to notice what is going on in someone else’s work, someone else’s city, someone else’s mode. We thus have learned how to serve God better in our own vocation, and how God is active in ways we had never imagined. We got a sense of being part of something much bigger, more diverse and more effective than our own limited purview.
To lose BC Christian News is to lose a lot. I hope its directors find new ways to accomplish what the newspaper so worthily accomplished over these years of exemplary service.
John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
Professor, Regent College
I have had the opportunity to be involved with BC Christian News for many years — including a term on the CIS board. It has endured many challenges, and I am disappointed it is ceasing publication.
BC Christian News has made a very positive contribution to the Christian community.
I was always impressed with the quality of the content, and the balanced perspective, shared through a Christian editorial lens.
The articles challenged the reader to look beyond a superficial perspective, and to dig into a more meaningful evaluation of the spiritual aspects. Not everyone saw any given issue in the same light — but the newspaper challenged more critical thinking.
It will be missed!
Mayor of Langley
BCCN has blessed me and countless others with a sense of community and common eternal purpose. It has provided a place to pick up the pulse of the bigger Christian community, and to exchange thoughts.
The editorial team identified and explored in depth a broad spectrum of current Christian topics — from serious challenges to the church, to entertainment and book reviews, missions and social concerns.
It shared the joy as well as the sufferings of members within the body; and it expanded our view of God’s Kingdom. It enlightened many whose Christian existences might be segregated by geographical or denominational barriers.
Canadians For Reconciliation
Many newspapers focus on advertising, classified ads and the reporting of news items, while others focus on substantive articles and editorial reflections. Since moving to B.C. over 10 years ago, I found the niche that BC Christian News occupied to be a unique combination of these two trajectories. I will miss this publication.
President, Regent College
Thank you for the amazing run of BC Christian News. Having a regional publication for news and information from a Christian worldview has been a gift. You have been an integral networking resource for the wider church community — with regard to current events, social justice, missions, evangelism and the arts. Well done.
Christian Advocacy Society
I’m sorry this day has come. We at Regent have supported BC Christian News from the beginning, finding it to be the best way of connecting with local churches. We regularly had full-page ads letting people know of the many free events at Regent. I have known many of the staff; we have worked well together, and I have considered them friends.
Director of Publications, Regent College