EFC Update Newsletter January 7, 2020

07 January 2020

Q&A: Bill S-202 and Conversion Therapy

What is conversion therapy? What is Bill S-202? We address these questions in our latest blog article and explain how the EFC is responding.

Podcast: Is Jordan Peterson’s Work Compatible with Christianity? 

Our latest podcast is a conversation held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto with Faith Today's Karen Stiller and Wycliffe College's Ephraim Radner.

The Lollipop Problem – Fighting International Child Pornography

“The world has a lollipop problem. No, I’m not referring to our addiction to sugary snacks – but something much darker.” Cameron Phillips of London, Ont., travelled to the Philippines earlier this year to learn first-hand about how his colleagues at International Justice Mission are fighting against the online sexual exploitation of children. You can read his report, adapted and reposted with permission, on our website.

Reasons to Hope and Ways to Engage

We know difficult issues will be dealt with in Parliament this year. Read about some of these issues and how you can you join with us in engaging for the good of our country this year.

Dispatch from Brian Stiller on Vietnam

Despite many obstacles, the church in Vietnam is growing. Read more of Brian Stiller’s encouraging report on Vietnam in his latest dispatch.

Interview with MCC Refugee Expert

Brian Dyck is the migration and resettlement program co-ordinator with the Mennonite Central Committee Canada. He helps churches in the ministry of refugee sponsorship. He spoke to Faith Today about sponsoring refugees, and what it feels like when it goes right.

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Faith Today Blog: The Difficult Transition to Retirement

“After four decades as an ordained Pentecostal pastor, I didn’t know how to be a layperson,” writes Garry Milley. In our recent blog, he shares how friendship, hobbies, and “retooling” his gifts helped him through the emotionally difficult transition of retirement. 

Coming Events at

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→ John Wesley: Catholic Evangelical (online course), Toronto, Jan. 7
→ Faith in Action: Practising Biblical Advocacy, Edmonton, Jan. 11
→ EFC Speaker in Lacombe, Jan. 12
→ Gospel of John free online webinar, Jan. 13
→ EFC Speaker in Edmonton, Jan. 15
→ 2020 World Watch List Launch, Jan. 16
→ David Fitch: Thought Leader Symposium, Burlington, Jan. 16
→ Forge Ontario: A Morning with Marilyn Draper, Burlington, Jan. 17
→ Night with the Persecuted Church, Scarborough, Jan. 17; Victoria, Jan. 30; Regina, Feb. 5; Brandon, Feb. 6
→ Armour Up Men’s Conference, Ottawa, Jan. 17-18
→ One Conference, Edmonton, Jan. 17-18
→ EFC Speaker in Surrey, Jan. 18
→ Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, worldwide, Jan. 18-25
→ CCCA webinar: Building a Life as a Christian writer, online, Jan. 20
→ Canadian Youth Workers Conference, Saskatoon, Jan. 24-25
→ Night with the Persecuted Church, Victoria, B.C., Jan. 30
→ Missions Fest 2020, Victoria, Jan. 31-Feb. 1
→ EFC Speaker in Lacombe, Feb. 2
→ Rencontre au Sommet 2020, Granby, Feb. 2-4

In Case You Missed It

The Most Important Thing Ever (No Exaggerations!) (Faith Today article)
Pentecostal Church and Mennonite Group Respond to B.C. Flooding (Faith Today blog)
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