The official 2010 Olympic countdown clock, located at the corner of Georgia and Hornby Streets in Vancouver, marks just over a month until that city and Whistler will host the XXI Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. World-class venues stand ready for competitions, and the Athletes Village is nearing completion. The battle lines drawn either for […]
Close to three dozen Canadian Christian bookstores have closed in the past twelve months, but that didn’t stop Larry Willard and two of his partners from officially opening a large new store in Toronto over the weekend. “God is opening a window at an unusual time,” said Willard, who admitted that the new store represents […]
Teenagers are becoming more moral but less religious, according to a new study released by one of Canada’s most respected sociologists. The Emerging Millennials: How Canada’s Newest Generation is Responding to Change & Choice is the title of the latest book by Reginald Bibby, a sociologist with the University of Lethbridge. It is based on […]
The courts could be dealing with the legal status of polygamy “for at least five years,” following the arrest last week of Winston Blackmore and James Oler, both of whom are part of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS) community in Bountiful, BC. That was the assessment of David Quist, executive director of the Institute […]
Four openly pro-life Christians were inducted into the Order of Canada at a Rideau Hall ceremony last month.
The Lakeland Outpouring, the controversial revival in Florida led by Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley, has come to an end, amid reports that Bentley’s marriage is in trouble. The board of directors of Fresh Fire Ministries, which Bentley founded 10 years ago, issued a news release August 12 stating, “Todd and Shonnah Bentley are presently experiencing […]
Church attendance in Canada is declining rapidly. Atheism is rising. Christian moral values are being replaced by secular ones. Canada is no longer a Christian nation, and Canadian Christians will soon be a persecuted minority. These are among some of the understandings — and, in some cases, misunderstandings — prevalent among Canadians.
The Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) has followed through on its plans to set up an alternative Anglican structure for conservatives “who find themselves unable to stay in the Anglican Church of Canada but want to stay connected to the Anglican communion.” At its conference last week in Burlington, Ontario, the ANiC made a formal […]
Two of Kelowna’s most established churches have identified a common problem – and both have chosen similar solutions. Evangel Church and Trinity Baptist Church are making the painful discovery that there are more families and white hair in their pews than there are blue jeans packing iPods and textbooks from UBC Okanagan (UBCO). Perhaps nothing […]
Allegations of abuse at a Christian school have raised difficult issues of accountability. Grenville Christian College began operating as a private Christian boarding school in Brockville, Ontario in 1970 but closed this year after former students began making allegations of abusive practices. According to a series of articles by Michael Valpy in the Globe and […]