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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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Low Hanging Fruit

There are people in Canada who are particularly easy to reach with the gospel and yet have been neglected. I am speaking most specifically of Canada’s large immigrant community.


Pray for South Sudanese Refugees

With all the news that is going on, Christians need to focus on those things that affect the kingdom of God, and those that call for our involvement. One of the things we should focusing on is the current refugee crisis in South Sudan.


Culturally irrelevant Christians

The reason why chasing for relevancy makes us irrelevant is that we have become followers and not leaders and followers are never relevant.


The Gift (and traps) of Apologetics

Apologetics is meaningless if all we talk about is that science and the Christian faith are not in opposition to each other, or that miracles really are possible. That is not the kind of reasoning Paul has in mind.


Thoughts About Eugene Peterson – Part 2

In truth, this blog is improperly titled. Last week, I dealt with the dilemma that many of us have felt as a result of both the statement and the retraction that was made by Eugene Peterson. I suggested the biggest problem we faced was what the church should do about people who identify themselves as homosexual and sought communion among the people of God.


What’s Your Motivation for Life?

What’s your motivation for life? Why do you wake up? Why do you brush your teeth? Why do you drive on the right – or left – side of the road? What’s compelling you to do the things you do? The little, monotonous things and the big, serious things? Behind every thought, word, and action is a motivator.


Thoughts About Eugene Peterson – Part 1

Image – Clappstar, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons   Well, if you haven’t heard it yet, let me give you a quick rundown. Several days ago in an interview…


We Care Too Much About “Looks”

We care way too much about the way we look. Of course it’s not wrong or sinful to look good and even “try” to look good, but once this effort takes up more time, money, and energy than training for godliness, then there’s an issue.

Dr. John Neufeld | Navigating The Tricky Waters of Sex, Family, Gender and Sensitivity

Navigating The Tricky Waters of Sex, Family, Gender and Sensitivity

When I first began in pastoral ministry, I couldn’t then have imagined that the question of family would become a controversial question. After all, Canadian laws then stated that marriage…

The Land of Our Exile (Part 1) by Dr. John Neufeld of Back to the Bible Canada

The Land of Our Exile (Part 1)

When Jeremiah, who was still living in Judah, wrote a letter to the exiles of Israel, he offered counsel as to how to survive the captivity of Babylon. If you…


Celebrating 150 Years as a Nation

As one of the Lord’s exiles in Canada, I reflect on my experience of living in this amazing country. Yes, it is not my home, for I long for another land. And yet, by God’s providence, I have been called to live out my days in this land. What shall we make of this?



G.K. Chesterton once commented that people without religion do not end up believing nothing. They believe everything.


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