It was the apostle Paul who first introduced the New Testament idea of people being made new through the life-giving grace of Jesus Christ. In a number of his correspondences, he chose the phrase ‘new creation’ as a way to capture the essence of Christ’s saving vision for the world. However, when people think about […]
One of the things I love most about Tom Oord’s work is that it causes me to approach an old topic in fresh, new ways. His latest book, The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence, continues this trend. Rather than provide an incredibly long and critical review, I would instead […]
Have you ever lived through a difficult period in life? Or, maybe you’re going through one right now. Odds are, at one point or another, we all will travel through a ‘dark night of the soul’. Maybe it will be… that your career isn’t working out in the way you anticipated, that you’ve recently lost […]
For the love of God is broader than the measure of man’s mind; And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind. This stanza from the hymn, There’s a Wideness, written more than a century ago by Frederick W. Faber and Lizzie S. Tourjee, depicts with explicit clarity the height, depth and scope of the love […]
In Pentecostal circles, the word denomination has never received a warm reception, especially when used in an attempt to self-define. We have often relegated the term to articulate what we are not, as opposed to what we are. Viewed primarily from a negative perspective, the term is seen as something to be shunned rather than […]
Have you ever been wronged? I’m confident that most, if not all of you, would say yes. For those who have, Jesus provides us with a quick and decisive response. “Love your enemies.” In Matthew’s account of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (5:43), he chose to frame this portion of teaching by using tradition as a point […]
In his letter to the Galatian believers, Paul included several powerful and thought-provoking questions for their serious consideration: “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain […]
New Appointment: Senior Editor of ChristianWeek
I’m both honoured and excited to be joining the team at ChristianWeek as Senior Editor!
My goal will be to provide and facilitate news leads and positive stories about what God is doing throughout Canada and the world. As before, we will continue in the tradition of providing solid editorial articles, as well as guest commentaries, that seek to inform, encourage and inspire the Christian community.
In 1987 ChristianWeek founder Harold Jantz launched a small newspaper with a big vision—nothing less than opening a window on Christian faith and life in Canada. Against the odds it succeeded, and ChristianWeek has been publishing the stories of God and His people in Canada ever since.
ChristianWeek is uniquely positioned as Canada’s only national interdenominational news publication. Our goal is to provide practical, balanced, hope-filled perspective on national and global issues.
We help Canadian Christians understand the broader issues facing their country and world, and the hands on ways in which they can get involved and make a difference. We provide grass roots ministries and initiatives a platform to share their work with a broader audience, and build bridges of understanding between diverse Christian audiences, helping them find areas of commonality.
We aim to inform, encourage and inspire the Christian community.
If you would like to submit an article or news piece for publication, please send me your proposal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the early stages of the Pentecostal movement, four doctrines in particular began to emerge that not only shaped the experience of its people, but also came to define the ethos of the movement itself. Commonly referred to as the Foursquare Gospel, the themes were: salvation, baptism in the Holy Spirit, divine healing, and the second […]