“A Privilege to Disagree”

  I’m really looking forward to this Friday September 15th’s dialogue at the University of Toronto on Is God a Figment of Our Imagination? with Alister McGrath and Michael Shermer. Karen Stiller – Canadian journalist, author, and editor – will be the moderator of the event. In this blog post, she shares how she prepared...

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Religion and Society Series

The Religion and Society Series seeks to generate critical conversations on matters of faith, society and public interest. The purpose of the series is to play a catalytic role in Canada, helping shape discourse around topics that deeply matter to individuals and society. I am a founding and ongoing member of...

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Ultimate Questions: An Exciting National Initiative

After hours and many months of extended brainstorming, dreaming, prayer, meetings, discussions, planning, budgeting, and strategizing, I am happy to announce the official online launch of a new ministry this fall. Ultimate Questions will explore life’s biggest questions, respond to the most difficult objections, and point to the One who...

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Mission Trip to Denmark

In February I had the opportunity to help with leading a team to post-Christian Denmark. My team was stationed in Copenhagen. This was the second year of a multi-year partnership with Agape (the European division of Power to Change). A main goal of short term missions to Denmark is that...

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Reflections on the Week + Videos of the Talks

My good friend Logan Gates reflects on our Relevant Week: “Are these types of outreaches even effective? When it comes to sharing our faith, we sometimes think we either just need to be ‘good friends’ and hope our niceness will lead people to faith, or that we need to scout...

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Annika: A Changed Life

Christina, one of our student leaders, shares: “I first met Annika on Monday morning, the first day of the Relevant Series, while I was standing outside of Robarts library with a giant whiteboard asking a single question: Does God exist? Annika, like many other students that day, was walking by...

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Stories from Relevant Mission Week

“Christian faith is trust on the basis of evidence not trust in the absence of evidence.” “Religion though poisonous at times is not the real problem, maybe the problem is deeper – maybe it’s us.” “If atheism is right, we don’t believe anything because it’s true. We believe because of...

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On Truth, Public Discourse, and Being Bothered

“Is God a figment of the imagination?” It’s a question worth pondering, and one we will be exploring at a unique event this fall. Why host such events? Is it worth all the time, effort, and cost? Does it even make a difference? These questions are worthy of reflection, and...

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Favourite Quotes from Relevant Week

  As we reflect, pray, and plan for next year’s outreaches, I have been meditating on some of the beautiful and hopeful wisdom shared during this past year’s Relevant Series. Here are some of my favourite quotations from the week below. I trust that you will be encouraged as you...