By Don Hutchinson This week in Ottawa has been a roller coaster for social conservatives (socons) and theological conservatives (theocons). While people who fit in those camps often find alignment with capital “C” political Conservatives, the upper case and lower case “c” distinctions are significant as many also align with Liberals and New Democrats. For… Read More

By Don Hutchinson Wednesday, February 27, 2013 was a “red letter” day for Canadian Christians. Red letter has two variant meanings, both of which might be considered applicable. The “red letter” concept originates with the decorative medieval manuscripts of the Bible that often started the initial words of select Bible passages with ornate letters. The… Read More

By Julia Beazley Millions of Canadians live in core housing need – housing that doesn’t meet their needs or those of their family. Upward of 300,000 are homeless. The United Nations has identified that Canada falls short in a key area: homelessness is a domestic human rights crisis. The UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing… Read More

By Don Hutchinson Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize that something serious has slipped by you almost unnoticed, or fell through the cracks because you were busy with something else? I realized that had happened to me when I headed for the website of one of Canada’s most reliable sources… Read More

By Don Hutchinson and guest blogger Rick Hiemstra, Director of Research, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) does not generally engage in the number crunching of the government budget process. But we do believe that a budget is, fundamentally, a moral document, and as such that Biblical principles are relevant… Read More

(As originally published in the January/February 2012 issue of Faith Today) Journalists, politicians and concerned Canadians have all recently struggled to learn the proper pronunciation of Attawapiskat, and to comprehend the deplorable conditions of this northern Ontario community suddenly thrust into the national spotlight. The severe poverty and critical needs for health, housing and sanitation… Read More