Tag: discipleship

Creating Conversation: We probably shouldn’t have communion online

This weekly editorial gives opportunity for people to speak about issues they believe are vital for the church to respond to. We asked Andria Irwin (see accompanying article, ‘Communion online – it’s not ideal, but it’s faithful’) to respond to this…

World Evangelical Alliance aims to change the world

Several messages contended for top spot at the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) General Assembly (November 7 – 12 in Jakarta, Indonesia), but the one that stood out for me was the urgent need to engage seriously with the people and…

Snapshots of faith in local municipalities: a summary

In May 2017 Peter Biggs embarked on a major survey of Christianity in each of the municipalities from West Vancouver to Chilliwack. These ‘Snapshots of Faith’ were published first in The Light Magazine and have been re-posted on Church for…

Mission and Evangelism in a Secularizing World

Have missionaries also been agents of secularization even as they have sought to introduce the gospel? How does the reaction of religious fundamentalism and terrorism to secularization affect the way we approach missions?  Those are among the questions which will be…

Small Acts of Love: Inner Hope, one day at a time

“That’s one thing Inner Hope did for me; on their day off they would drive me to school, and it encouraged me to keep going to school.” Toni “A small thing that Inner Hope has done for me is pay for…

Around Town: UrbanPromise, ReFrame, Missions Fest, Assisted Suicide . . .

UrbanPromise Vancouver is back in business, following a three-year hiatus. The  youth ministry has hired Abraham Han as executive director and will re-start programs in Surrey and Vancouver. Lloyd Mackey wrote this about UrbanPromise on this site May 7, 2014: UrbanPromise’s…