September 3, 2019

03 September 2019

New job opportunity

The EFC is hiring a part-time research assistant to work in our Ottawa office. The application deadline is September 13, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. For a job description and detail on how to submit an application to Rick Hiemstra, Director of Research, see

New podcast: Survival habits of the soul

This podcast of a 2018 Faith Today article by author Ken Shigematsu points to a way forward into flourishing in a world that pressures us achieve.

Register now for upcoming webinar: How to be a more politically engaged, activist citizen

Plan to join our live webinar on Thursday, September 26 to ask questions and learn more on this topic. Our guests will include Glendyne Gerrard from, Karri Munn-Venn from Citizens for Public Justice, and Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC. Our host will be Karen Stiller. Register now to get a reminder email.

Schedule: Starts at noon Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific / 10 a.m. Mountain / 11 a.m. Central / 1 p.m. Atlantic / 1:30 Newfoundland. Our webinars usually last about 50 minutes.

Forgetting can be part of abundant life

When life is overflowing with poignant encounters, it’s okay that we can’t contain them all, writes Winnipeg hospital worker Doug Koop in the latest Faith Today blog post.

Evangelical essay and video contest for young adults

The Evangelical Essay and Video Contest is designed to create awareness, spark conversations, inspire creative expression and academic dialogue around the topic of Canadian Evangelicalism. The contest is open to evangelicals 18-35 years of age. Write an essay or create a video about evangelicalism and win great prizes! Full contest details are available at: Deadline is Sept. 20.

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→ Biblical Hebrew online course, Tues. & Thurs. evenings starting Sept. 3
→ Network, Mix, Mingle with Christian businesspeople, Toronto, Sept. 5
→ Responding to Quebec Bill 21 panel discussion, Toronto, Sept. 10
→ Perspectives on the WCM Discipleship Course, Cambridge, Tues. evenings starting Sept. 10
→ Patterns and Practice in Christian Spirituality (online course from The Salvation Army), Wed. evenings starting Sept. 11
→ Policy issues tour from CPJ, Edmonton, Sept. 11; Calgary, Sept. 12; Regina, Sept. 17; Winnipeg, Sept. 18, Sept. 24, Montréal; Sept. 25, St. John’s; Sept. 26, Halifax
→ Refocus Writers Retreat, Guelph, Sept. 12-14
→ Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival, Toronto, Sept. 13-15
→ EFC Speaker in Kemptville, Ont., Sept. 19
→ Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics Discussion Series, online starting Sept. 23 (apply by Sept. 16)
→ BAM Pre-conference – New Wineskins, Missionary Network Conference, Asheville, NC, Sept. 25
→ EFC Webinar: How to Be a More Politically Engaged, Activist Citizen, Sept. 26
→ Can Life Have Meaning Without God, Hamilton, Sept. 27
→ EFC Speaker in Calgary, Sept. 29

In Case You Missed It

New publishing house combines geek culture and Christianity (Faith Today article)
The shame of sexual harassment in the Church (Audio podcast)
Responding to religious violence (EFC blog article)
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What I learned caring for seniors (Faith Today blog)