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By Scott Tolhurst | December 22, 2023

I am terrible at fractions. Ask me to divide 3/8’s by 6/7ths, and watch my eyes glaze over.* It’s not that math is foreign to me, nor that I can’t…

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Breaking Down the Dividing Wall

Break Down the Dividing Wall

I am almost finished reading a book on Critical Race Theory. I thought that since so many are talking about it and that I know so little about it, it…

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Daniel and the Southern Baptist Convention

For most Canadians, the Southern Baptist Convention is off of our radar.  It is because it is an American denomination with very few churches in Canada.  But the Southern Baptist…

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Residential Schools and the Christian Faith

News of the recent discovery of 215 graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School has shocked the nation.  The residential school system forcibly took Indigenous children from their parents and…

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Get Back to Church

We are hearing good news. At the time of this writing, I am told that close to 55% of Canadians have received their first vaccine. The target for the Canadian…

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Pray for Christians in India

Back to the Bible Canada has enjoyed a rich partnership with Back to the Bible India. Both organizations operate independently. But my messages are broadcast in India. As well, I…

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Hope in an Unsafe World

I recently read an article in the National Post about Professor Rima Azar. She is an associate professor of health psychology at Mount Allison University. She was born in Lebanon…

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Evangelicals – What’s in a Name?

I have just finished reading a fascinating book.  In “Deconstructing Evangelicalism”, D.G. Hart argues that evangelicalism, as a term to describe a section of Christianity in North America needs to…

Rediscovering-sin

Rediscovering Sin

I recently had a conversation regarding sin.  It started with one person relaying a conversation he had with a lifelong church member.  The church member had defined his Christian faith…

Reflections on the Resurrection, and God’s Amazing Reversals

Reflections on the Resurrection and God’s Amazing Reversals

The account of the resurrection is the story of an unanticipated reversal of fortune. The arrest, the slander, the trial, the beatings and the crucifixion present us with a story…

No Tragedy in the Cross

No Tragedy in the Cross

Of course, Easter is not a tragedy! It is the glorious celebration of Jesus risen from the dead. He is the one who has conquered death, having left the great…

3 Mysteries of the Cross - Back to the Bible Canada

3 Mysteries of the Cross

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be…

Easter and My Need for a Saviour - Back to the Bible Canada

Easter and My Need for a Saviour

One of the reasons why Easter is losing its power to influence lives is the lack of preaching on sin. It is not surprising that fewer and fewer people in…

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