Praying for Canada: Behind the scenes at the National House of Prayer
This fall, Canada will be entering another federal election. Our new podcast goes behind the scenes with Rob Parker, co-founder of the National House of Prayer. Parker discusses NHOP’s vision of prayer for Canadian politicians and shares some inspiring accounts of how prayer has made a difference in surprising ways on Parliament Hill.
EFC-led research helps answer Canadian church questions
The EFC newsletter Canada Watch is published six times per year, briefly explaining EFC activities and outlining current Canadian issues. The Aug/Sep 2019 issue, with the cover story “EFC-led research helps answer Canadian church questions,” is now available at TheEFC.ca/CanadaWatch.
A splash of fresh water: Atheist pastor Gretta Vosper doesn't define the United Church
Columnist John Stackhouse profiles the group Cruxifusion ("the Cross as their unity"), which by its own definition is "a network of United Church of Canada leaders proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour." With his usual wry humour, he explains in his latest Faith Today column what he's learned about "a group of people many Canadians thought had vanished from the face of the earth."
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→ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, July 30
→ Gospel Impact Conference, Toronto, Aug. 8-10
→ New Brunswick Christian Ashram, Browns Flat, Aug. 8-11
→ No Greater Love Music Festival, Cochrane, Aug. 10-11
→ International Conference on the Turin Shroud, Hamilton, Aug. 14-17
→ Praise in the Park, Kincardine, Aug. 17
→ Freedom Fest, Perth, Aug. 17-18
→ Worldview Leadership Camp (Highschoolers), Grimsby, Aug. 18-24
→ EFC Speaker in Kitchener, Aug. 25
→ Pentecostal World Conference, Calgary, Aug. 27-30
→ To Give an Answer (for young adults), Grimsby, Aug. 29-30
Essay and video contest for young adults
Love Is Moving, Canada's Christian youth magazine, is sponsoring an exciting contest with some great prizes. It invites Canadians age 18 to 35 to write an article (500-1500 words) or create a video (5 minutes or less) and submit it by Sept. 20. Grand prize is $500 and a trip to Montreal Oct. 24 to attend EFC’s Presidents Day to present the winning piece. Several other cash awards range from $250 to $150. The contest aims to re-introduce the evangelical movement to Canadians who don’t use the word “evangelical” much or know a lot about it. Details at LoveIsMoving.ca/Contest.
In Case You Missed It
→ Biblical rest as leadership (FT article)
→ EFC Federal Election 2019 Resources
→ Our Roman Catholic Neighbours (new EFC resource)
→ Gestion du changement générationnel au sein de l'église: Conseils bibliques pour les assemblées d'immigrants et autres (new French translation from Faith Today)