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Re: Kingdom Matters (Jan/Feb
I appreciated “Canadian Film
Tours to Ignite Prostitution
Discussion.” It mentions the
differences in approach in different countries in Europe and
the implications for Canada. I
receive a weekly blog from Jeff
Fountain on various topics related to the impact of the gospel in Europe. In February he
dealt with how various countries in Europe handle human
trafficking and prostitution.
This update would be bene-
ficial to our discussion here
in Canada. Read it at www.
Thanks for your work
on behalf of the evangelical
Church in Canada.
Re: The FT Interview With Rev.
Dawn McDonald (Sep/Oct
I appreciated Dawn McDon-
ald’s comments in the inter-
view. While I have not had a
great deal of experience with
homosexuality in my years of
ministry, I recognize the ques-
tion about how the church
should respond to those wrest-
ling with same-sex attraction or
a gay lifestyle is becoming an
increasingly prominent one.
Reading the interview led
me to read and benefit as well
from Dawn’s story on the Zac-chaeus website.
Thank you Dawn for your
openness, insight and wisdom
on this troubling question.
Re: Why Is It So Hard to Talk
About Abortion in Canada?
Thank you for the article about
abortions by Alex Newman.
The issue is controlled by a majority of the population who is
very determined to silence any
opposition to the Canadian
We need leaders who will
rise up and give voice to the
harry Fernhout as executive director of
christian Studies international, a charity that helps Christian faculty serve stints
at universities in developing and former
communist countries. Dr. fernhout
was previously president of The King’s
University College in
Edmonton and the
Institute for Christian
Studies in Toronto.
he succeeds the late
harro Van Brummelen
and acting director
One hope canada
is the new name for Canadian Sunday
School Mission, also known as CSSM
Ministries, a charitable network of 40
camps and 17 local churches known for
Native ministry and itinerant evangel-
ism. It’s headquartered in Winnipeg with
seven provincial offices across Canada.
SiM and asian access have entered into
a strategic ministry partnership to plant,
strengthen and partner with churches
and missionaries in Japan. John Denbok
is executive director of SIM Canada,
based in Scarborough, ont. he explains.
“Asian Access will lead the vision and field
management in Japan, while SIM Canada
will mobilize, train, manage member care
and finances to achieve a mutual goal of
launching a hundred church multiplication networks.” Asian Access is based in
California and has an office in Delta, B.C.
For best contemporary christian/gos-pel album of the year at the Junos, Canada’s mainstream music awards: Search
the Heavens by fraser Campbell; Jordan
Raycroft by Jordan raycroft; Heart by
The City harmonic; Lost & Undone: A
Gospel Bluegrass Companion by The
high Bar Gang; and Trees by Tim Neufeld.
The award will be announced and given
March 30 in Winnipeg.
The 2014 General Assembly of the
World Evangelical alliance, planned for
Seoul, South Korea, in october. The WEA
holds these assemblies every six years,
convening the 129 national alliances and
fellowships for spiritual discernment,
corporate business and leadership
training. “Internal divisions among the
evangelical community” required the
postponement, according to the WEA.
The office of project ploughshares,
the ecumenical peace centre of the
Canadian Council of Churches. After
more than a decade in uptown Waterloo,
ont., this spring it is returning to its 1976
birthplace: Conrad Grebel University
College at the University of Waterloo.
Donations from the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union have enabled
Grebel to establish the MSCU Centre
for Peace Advancement, where Project
Ploughshares will be an anchor partner
alongside Grebel graduate students,
peace organization startups, artists,
musicians and visiting scholars.
William raccah as president of alberta
Bible college, a Calgary school affiliated
with the Christian Churches/Churches
of Christ with 130 students and seven
full-time faculty. raccah was appointed
in 2012, and rob Pittman before him in
2010. A presidential search is ongoing.
Doug Blomberg as acting president of
the institute for christian Studies, a
Christian graduate school in Toronto
with roots in the Christian reformed
Church. he succeeds co-presidents Tom
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