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How do you view and nurture the
relationship between SU and the Canadian
Collaboration is crucial. We’re convinced that Kingdom work is best
accomplished when we do it together. Partnerships are in our DNA.
People matter to us because they
matter to God. Our staff intentionally develops or participates in
ministry ventures and resourcing
that are relationally driven. The
Story Bible reading guide, More Than
Gold 2015, and the Canadian Bible
Engagement Study are a few practical
examples of how SU embraces,
enjoys and advocates for the Christian community.
What has Scripture meant in your
I love the Scriptures and believe the
Bible is the greatest story ever.
Since coming to know Christ as my
Lord and Saviour, I’ve tried to immerse myself in His Word. I know
that if my story isn’t located in and
directed by God’s story, I’m like a
rudderless ship adrift on the high
seas. But it’s about more than what
the Scriptures mean in my life. True
Bible engagement is communal in
nature. God’s given me His story to
live it out and share it with the
millions who hunger and thirst for
Who are your heroes?
Everyday Christians who live only
all for Jesus. I was recently invited
to speak at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus church in Oshawa, Ont. Some
of the students in attendance had
recently served as SU coaches at
our sports camps. I began by saying, “It’s a privilege for me to be
here because some of my heroes
are in this room. Marie, Ace, Jean,
Jonny – you’re my heroes.” They
looked surprised. I continued
with, “You’re my heroes because
your priority this past summer was
to share the love of Christ with the
What leadership book do you recommend most often?
There are 21 great leadership
books on my study shelf. How do
they compare to what I’ve learned
about leadership from the Bible?
Frankly, and hopefully I don’t
sound corny, they don’t match up
to what I’ve gleaned from Saul,
David, Job, Esther, John, Peter,
Paul and Jesus. So I recommend
the Scriptures ... because we don’t
need to learn about leadership as
much as we need to learn about
being servants (Mark 9: 35).
What is your advice to young
Go for it! Keep stepping out in faith.
With only one life to live, make every
moment count for Christ. Please
God, not man. Be full of grace.
Persevere. Walk in the light and the
way of love. Expect God to do far
more than you can imagine. Be filled
with the Spirit. Don’t rely on your
natural strength and abilities. Stay
focused on the cross. Act justly, love
mercy and walk humbly with your
God (Micah 6: 8). /FT
Lawson Murray is president of Scripture Union Canada (SU).
Through Scripture resources, Bible reading guides, camp ministries
and more, SU works “to connect Canadians with Jesus and His story.”
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