Why can’t we talk about money?

Why can’t we talk about money?

When people ask me, as they often do, about some of the challenges facing those arriving in Canada as refugees, I can reel off a list from memory – housing, language barriers, navigating the healthcare system, isolation, finding employment, cultural and religious...

I cannot make this up

I cannot make this up

I cannot make this up. On Sunday when we arrived at church, some 45 minutes before the service was about to start, I saw a camp made up with tarps and umbrellas and items of clothing before the white doors at the side of our church. Not an uncommon sight in this neck...

The Christian meaning of work

The Christian Meaning of Work Growing up in the church, it was very obvious that God valued the work of pastors and missionaries. Pastors and missionaries prayed for others, studied God’s word, discipled others and shared the gospel, all things that God valued. But...

Responding to the Suffering after COVID

Responding to the Suffering after COVID

Twenty months in and the pandemic keeps dragging us in its choppy wake. Many, many articles and webinars feature thoughtful speakers encouraging the church in ways to keep on with worship, whether online, hybrid and/or on site. Many others are teaching ways to keep...