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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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Thinking Differently About the Refugee Crisis

In recent weeks, we have all come to watch the refugee crisis, as people fleeing from the war in Syria have been crowding into Europe. The pressure on countries such…

Why We Should Be Reading Christian Biographies

  A group of researchers working for the World Almanac and Book of Facts once asked over 2000 high school students to name the people they admired most and wanted…

Putting the Whole Bible Into One Sentence

I have been thinking about writing an extended piece on the storyline of the Bible (hopefully I get around to it). My reason for thinking about this is that I…

Hope for the Canadian Church

I think, by now, almost all Christians in Canada think that the Canadian church is in a period of great decline. Whether we think the primary cause is our own…

Confronting the Unspeakable Issue of Our Day

In light of recent news, some things have been on my mind lately. Several days ago, the CBC reported that Canada Post employees in Saskatoon refused to deliver fliers containing…

The One Topic That Changes Everything

The centre of my preaching and teaching ministry has always been a verse by verse exposition of Scripture. That said, beginning in the fall, I will be leading my listeners…

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What’s the Problem with Prayer?

Got anything on your reading list? I have a recommendation for you! I have started to read an exciting book about prayer by Don Whitney, professor of Biblical Spirituality at…

Sexual Ethics? Why the Church Needs to be Counter Cultural

Recently I read an excerpt of a sermon preached by Southern Baptist pastor and author Russell Moore, at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist convention. As one might expect,…

Evangelical Revival? What We Can Learn From New York

On July 9, 2015, the New York Times ran an article entitled, “An Evangelical Revival in the Heart of New York.” The article spoke of a planned gathering in Central…

The Role of Christians in a Changing World

It is an understatement to say the world is changing. Of course, it is always changing, but the global cultural changes now underway are profound. The recent U.S. Supreme Court…

Are We Really Making a Difference? Reflections on the National Tour

As many of you know, Back to the Bible Canada just completed the first I Will Tell National Tour from June 13-21. I, along with Laugh Again’s Phil Callaway, musician…

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How Do We Think About Such an Evil Act? A Biblical Response

  Today, all of us have heard about the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17, that left nine innocent people dead. Reverend Clementa Pickney, the pastor of…

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