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Canada Summer Jobs for Students

I am sure many people have been following the Canada Summer Jobs saga with interest. This program has been running for a few years now and it has really helped churches and other non-profits with their summer activities. However, the federal government has decided to include a new “attestation” to the application... Read More


Moralism is NOT the Gospel (But many Christians think it is)

In this article Dr Al Mohler responds to the mistaken notion that the gospel is about being good and doing right. He writes: In our own context, one of the most seductive false gospels is moralism. This false gospel can take many forms and can emerge from any number of political and cultural impulses.... Read More

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

In this article Dr John Stackhouse responds to the implementation of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) in the classroom. He writes: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) laws are being passed in various countries and jurisdictions, and entire school curricula are already in place in British... Read More


An elder must be able to teach...

This is one of the Pauline requirements for eldership. But, what does it mean? A previous blog post looked at two different meanings of the word “able.” It can mean that a person is able to teach, meaning they have enough experience and understanding, or it can mean that a person is a great teacher; i.e. a very... Read More

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Must elders be skilled in teaching?

In this article David Mathis explores the question about elders who are supposed to be able to teach. This is his argument: Does the qualification that pastors and elders be “able to teach” (1 Timothy 3:2) mean skilled in teaching or something more akin to willing and able when necessary? In the New Testament,... Read More

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More love, or more spiritual gifts?

In this blog post Don Carson takes a brief look at 1 Corinthians 13 (often called the love chapter). He concludes: This text does not say that love is everything and that the other things mentioned--speaking in tongues, the gift of prophecy, an ability to fathom mysteries and all knowledge, a faith that can move... Read More


A Brief History of the Altar Call

In this article Thomas S Kidd notes that fewer and fewer churches issue altar calls these days. Is this a good thing or is it lamentable? He gives a brief history of the altar call and writes: By the mid-20th century, altar calls had become a staple of evangelical and Baptist life in America, especially in the... Read More

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Can Technology Delete Death?

In this article Tony Reinke discusses the advancement in technology that opens new horizons, specifically the prospect of technology defeating death as we know it. He writes: Few prophets of the technological revolution are more respected than Ray Kurzweil, and his answer is Yes. One day, soon enough, science will... Read More

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Does the Bible support same-sex relationships?

In this blog post Dr Tim Keller reviews two fairly recent books that take the view that the Bible either allows for or supports same-sex relationships. He writes: The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is one of the main topics of discussion in our culture today. In the fall of 2013 I wrote a review of... Read More

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Advent 2016

Churches all across the world will enter the Advent season on November 27, 2016. This is an important time of reflection on the incarnation of God, who came to live among us as Jesus of Nazareth. A man of flesh and blood, like us, but also Immanuel, God with us. Advent is a time of waiting – waiting for God to do... Read More