Author: Jack Taylor

New Hope cares for refugees, and can help you do the same

Peruvian theologian, Gustavo Gutierrez, said “You say you care about the poor? Then tell me, what are their names?” Care for refugees? Ann Ball, executive director for New Hope Community Services, says: It’s easy to say the words, ‘we care…

Dennis and Mistin Wilkinson model community in the West End

When Dennis Wilkinson found himself on a Vancouver West End bench sharing the whole gospel story with a Jew and a Muslim friend together he knew his philosophy of church planting was rooting. He saw hospitality was at the heart…

Newcomers to Canada welcomed by individuals, then by church

There is an ocean width of difference between being alone and being lonely. Some think it is language, unaffordable housing, technology or erratic work schedules that distance us from each other. For newcomers to Canada, it may be all of…

New beginnings: One refugee family’s story

The look in their eyes captures many English words they don’t even know yet – overwhelmed, exhausted, relieved, hopeful. You can see the scene playing out at the airport day after day as refugees finish negotiating the final hurdle of…

Churches are making use of the airspace above their buildings

Urban churches are beginning to realize the treasure they have, not just in their pews, but hovering high above their buildings. ‘Air rights’ focus on the space above the church building, and Christians now take in the reality that owning…