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Building a Bridge

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…

Dr. John & Company Blog

Oct 3 Blog

Christians And Politics

While Christians do well to look for ways to be salt and light in a world of decay and darkness, we do well to remember that politics and elections are not the hope of the gospel or of Christ’s church.

Sept 26 Blog

The Defining Issue of Our Time

Last week in Berlin, over 100 parliamentarians, along with leading academic figures, met from 60 nations of the world, organized by the “International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion…


Treasuring Orthodoxy (Part 1)

I am not arguing that all was well in the olden days, for it most assuredly was not. There was a fair bit of racism, especially in the church. Traditions often replaced orthodoxy, even when we didn’t know it.

Sept 5 Blog

Thoughts on Evangelicals and Voting

I don’t vote with the same measure of certainty that I have when I declare my unwavering loyalty to Jesus Christ. Indeed, I am convinced that fervent patriotism or political affiliation can pose a serious threat to our faith. After all, Caesar is not Lord.

Not Neglecting to Meet Together

Not Neglecting to Meet Together by Pat Sczebel

As a pastor I’ve encouraged many people in my church to make our gatherings a priority knowing that our times together always encourage and build us up in our faith. Some skip church for all kinds of reasons but not usually because there’s a high risk of being martyred for their faith.

Aug 29 Blog

In Loving Memory of Rebecca Krahn

We are all grieving. Several days ago, Rebecca Krahn, our audio program producer at Back to the Bible Canada, was killed in a car crash on her way to work.

Aug 22 blog

Engaging in Bible Conversations with Gullible People

I was a young Christian when a friend told me that the Bible was probably just made up by people who took advantage of gullible people. He went on to…

Aug 15

Winning the War with Discouragement

The book of Job describes a man who lost his wealth to enemies and his children to death, and his health devastated him so deeply that even his friends could…

Aug 8 Blog

I have been thinking about Nebuchadnezzar

I am glad that Canadian politics tends to be a little less fractious than that which is practiced by our neighbours south of the border. But this blog is not…

Aug 2 Blog

Grace, Confession, Forgiveness and Joy

I have been thinking about three sections of Scripture. The first comes from 2 Samuel 11-12, which recounts the sordid details around the incident with David and Bathsheba. The incident…

July 25 Blog

Thoughts from my side of the fence

I know that Canadians have a different perspective of the elections in the U.S. After all, we are the next-door neighbours peering over the fence at the goings on in…


Beauty, Corruption and Hope

I just got back from the Back to the Bible Alaska Cruise. For me, the highlight came at Glacier Bay as our ship spent a few hours simply standing still…


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