THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.08.28
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BIBLE ENGAGEMENT – MAINTENANT, EN FRANÇAIS
The Canadian Bible Engagement Study, a major initiative quantifying how seldom Canadians read the Bible, has now made its executive summary available in a French translation. The EFC’s Rick Hiemstra is a major contributor to this relevant study.
CONFERENCE ON MINISTRY TO CANADIAN MUSLIMS
“Longing to Belong,” the national conference of the Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims, will be held November 6-8 in Richmond Hill, Ont. This partnership (originally established on the EFC’s administrative and communications platform in 2007 and now independent) invites church leaders to learn and interact with others around building Christian communities that are welcoming to those from a Muslim heritage.
PRESIDENT SPEAKING IN PERTH, ONT.
EFC President Bruce Clemenger will be preaching Sunday at Asbury Free Methodist Church in Perth, Ont. The congregation is an affiliate of the EFC. If you would like someone from the EFC to come to your church or event, visit our recently revised speakers webpage at theEFC.ca/speakers.
THE EFC JOINS LAW SCHOOL CASE (NOVA SCOTIA)
The EFC has now received approval to intervene in court in support of Trinity Western University in its case against the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. The case challenges the law society’s decision not to allow graduates of TWU’s new law school to practise law in Nova Scotia. The EFC has also applied to intervene on behalf of TWU, one of its affiliates, in a similar case in Ontario. EFC President Bruce Clemenger recently wrote to EFC supporters concerning these upcoming religious freedom court cases.
FORGIVENESS AND GRACE AFTER MONCTON
EFC President Bruce Clemenger attended the RCMP funeral in Moncton and shares what we can all learn from it in the latest Faith Today. The entire July/August issue can be read for free at faithtoday.ca/digital. The Sep/Oct issue will feature an exciting redesign of the magazine with new content! Buy a print subscription at faithtoday.ca/subscription or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362.
WHAT’S NEW IN CANADA?
Read a lively collection of good news that reflects how God is at work in the Church in Canada, both in formal ministry and in daily life. Available at FaithToday.ca/KingdomMatters.
SEEKING THE EVANGELICAL ESSENTIALS
“Evangelical” means different things to different people. Yet there is a core of essentials that defines Evangelicalism. Read a classic 1995 article by Krysia Lear at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.