Eric Derksen as president of
Edmonton, a theological
training college of The
Pentecostal Assemblies of
Canada. It usually enrolls
200 students. Derksen is an ordained PAOC
minister and chartered accountant who
has served at Siloam Mission, Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association and congregations in
Ontario and Manitoba. He succeeds Stephen
Hertzog, president for more than ten years,
now Eurasia regional director for the PAOC.
Darrell Winger as president
and CEO of World Relief
Canada, a 45-year-old
Christian relief and
He succeeds Laurie Cook,
who will help facilitate the transition process
until December 31, 2015. Winger has led the
Brethren in Christ Church Canada (executive
director for four years, bishop for seven years),
pastored at the Meeting House in Oakville,
and served as COO for the Brethren in Christ
Church North America in Pennsylvania.
Lyn Dyck as executive director of Evangelical
Mennonite Mission Conference / Go Mission!
He previously served as the group’s vice-moderator and is an experienced business
manager. He succeeds Jacob Friesen as head
of this group of 27 churches with headquarters
Richard McGo wan, executive director of
Emmanuel International Canada, as chairperson
of the board of directors of the Christian
Relief & Development Association, a group of
organizations that focuses on international
poverty alleviation. He succeeds Tracey DeGraaf
of Crossroads Christian Communications.
Prairie College is the new unified name
encompassing several related institutions
in Three Hills, Alta.: Prairie Bible College,
Prairie College of Applied Arts & Technology,
and Prairie School of Mission Aviation. The
formal corporate name remains Prairie Bible
Institute, but the new brand is intended to
help graduates find greater acceptance in
professions and academia, and make it easier
for some prospective foreign students to get
visas and some graduates to work overseas.
Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ont.,
and Rocky Mountain College, Calgary, have
partnered to increase their offerings of
distance education. RMC has pioneered the
Pathways program, which offers flexible
distance education. Churches, camps, and other
ministries can create learning centres while
individuals can also study at home.
Re: Religion Watch (Jul/Aug 2015)
THIS CURRENT issue is the best
issue since I started my subscription.
Having said that, the reference about Brian Williams was
a poor judgment call. What he
did was wrong. He paid the
price for his “misremembering.”
I was upset to see a Christian
magazine judging the man’s
character even if it was an
Your article on the Quebec
Nouvelle Vie was great reporting.
Keep up the good work. It is
much needed and appreciated.
St. Lambert, Que.
Re: Messy Faith (Jul/Aug 2015)
I STRONGLY agree that “
covering up [sexual abuse] and quick
answers only bring more
Space to hear.
Space free from
the constant urge
to produce and
to rest. Space to
notice the wondrous detail of
the people and
world right in front of us. –from
“We All Need Space to Create”
by Christina Crook
YOUR WRITING may never be a
priceless ceramic Ming vase.
Maybe it will just be a clay pot,
something that looks more
like a failed art assignment by
a Grade 2 student. But do you
think there is anything so bad
that God can’t use it? –from
“Practice Won’t Make You Per-
fect. But It Will Help Your Writ-
ing” by Bill Fledderus
work that builds
your spirit, even
if you’re reading
it on a chaise
lounge. Or, better
yet, maybe it’s
play and pray? We asked some
of our Faith Today family and
EFC colleagues to let us peek
at their reading lists. Maybe it
will inspire your own reading
this summer? –from “To In“ -
spire Your Summer Reading” by
IT’S AMAZING what happens
when we start listening to the
right voices, when we take
ourselves out of the 140-char-
acter chatter, and make space.
We all need space to create.
IN 1993 my husband Brent and
I travelled to Urbana, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s
student mission confer-ence.…[It was so good that we
pledged] that when we had
kids the right age…we would
make sure they got there. And
we have. Three years ago our
oldest son.… This coming
year, Urbana 2015, he will go
again along with his younger
sister, in her Grade 12 year. In
three years we will make the
trek again with our youngest.
–from “Heading to Urbana” by
FOR AVID readers, there is just
something about the summer.
Some little hint of permission
to read thick, juicy paper-backs.… Maybe it’s extra time
available to read a theological