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Faith & Politics | Responding to Moral Evil: the Example of William Wilberforce

If you don’t know the name “William Wilberforce,” you should. Wilberforce was elected to the British Parliament in 1780, at the age of 21. By all accounts, he was a man prone to gambling at…

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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 as Germany to take more…

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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 to be like. They then…

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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 want Christians to understand the…

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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 failures as a church, the…

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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 graphic images of aborted babies,…

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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 through the exciting book of…

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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 Southern Baptist Theological Seminary…

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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, the largest protestant denomination in…

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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 Park, featuring evangelist, Luis Palau,…