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Re: The Church in Exile (Jan/Feb 2016)
YOUR FRONT cover “The Church in Exile:
Marginalized, disregarded, shut down,
excluded – How will we respond?” might
have added “shot itself in the foot” to the
list. Perhaps that phrase describes the
Trump-supporting American church
more than it does the Canadian church at
this moment. However, Christians in
Canada who lean toward the right politically will soon have their own opportunity to harm themselves, all Canadians, the
world God created and the name of Christ
when they choose either a Trump think-alike or a reasonable human being to lead
the Conservative Party of Canada.
Ken Badley, Calgary
Called to the margins
WHEN JESUS our King calls us to take up
His cross, I don’t think He was calling us
to the centre of culture – He was calling
us to the margins. If Paul’s ministry was
rejected, ignored, discredited and denigrated, then what are we to expect?
Lee Beach wrongly asks us to think
about what went wrong. I think the margin is where things are right.
Andrew Barron, Toronto
[EDITOR’S NOTE: We invited Lee Beach to
respond to this letter and posted his re-sponseonFacebook.Se e www.Faith
Under a hawthorn tree
THIS PHOTO [above] is one of the first of
[our church] in Sarnia, Ont. A Free Methodist lady named Edna Riblet began a
Sunday school mission under a hawthorn
tree on the poverty-stricken outskirts of
town in 1936. Within a few years, it had
grown into a full church, and Miss Riblet
and her church encountered the Pentecostal message at Braeside Pentecostal
Camp near Paris, Ont. The church history
has recently been featured in a book entitled A History of Bethel Pentecostal Church
in Sarnia, Ontario.
Caleb Courtney, Sarnia
[EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re
calling readers to submit
photos of their church to
celebrate Canada 150,
anniversary of Confederation, so we can
post the photos on Facebook. Add yours
by sending it with a short caption to
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