THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.01.06
Together for influence, impact and identity
LETTERS TO PREMIER WYNNE ON PROSTITUTION LAW
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger wrote a letter in December to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in response to comments reported in the media suggesting the Government of Ontario might not enforce Canada’s new prostitution laws over concerns about their constitutionality. Defend Dignity recently started an Ontario letter writing campaign on the issue (see www.defenddignity.ca). Defend Dignity is an initiative of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, an EFC affiliate.
TO THEE OR NOT TO THEE
Do you read the King James Version? It’s the most popular Bible according to what people tell pollsters. But it’s actually not the translation that gets read the most. Learn more at Bible Translation Choice in Canada, 2013 (available at theEFC.ca/TranslationChoice). This research paper by the EFC’s Rick Hiemstra is the second in a series on the Canadian Bible Engagement Study, a joint initiative of the EFC and the Canadian Bible Forum.
CAN COUPLES BE SEXUALLY INCOMPATIBLE?
Current talk – even in the Church – about sexual compatibility sends the wrong message, according to Sheila Wray Gregoire in the latest issue of Faith Today. Subscribe today for our best prices ever! Only $2.99 per issue, for a limited time only at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions.
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SUPPORT FOSTERING: VIDEO FOR YOUR CHURCH
Foster homes are urgently needed in Canada. About 80,000 Canadian children and youth are now in foster care. Make your congregation more aware with a new EFC video, Quality Fostering Matters. It’s free, six minutes long and designed for use in churches and small groups. Read more at theEFC.ca/Quality_Fostering_Matters.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
Nationwide, Jan. 18-25
→Rencontre au Sommet (French prayer summit),
Granby, Que., Jan. 26-28 (registr. deadline: Jan. 16)
→Missions Fest Vancouver, Jan. 30-Feb. 1