For some years, post-secondary institutions have been grappling with accelerated change. Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, B.C., knows the issues well, has introduced many initiatives, and is planning a range of further measures to meet new financial and student realities.
In spite of the overcast skies, the mood was celebratory in Montreal as ETEM-IBVIE held its first graduation ceremony in four years on Nov. 4. During a period of what has proven to be successful rebuilding and restructuring, 17 students completed a variety of degrees and certificates…
Jesus on Justice: Living Lives of Compassion and Conviction By: Don Posterksi
Is one’s spiritual health separate from the overall well-being of society? Can a Christian interact with civil society while maintaining a commitment to dynamic discipleship to Jesus?
“Nothing grows under a banyan tree.” This South Indian proverb speaks of leadership styles. The banyan is a great tree. It spreads its branches, drops aerial roots, develops secondary trunks, and covers the land. A full-grown banyan may cover more than an acre of land. Birds, animals, and humans find shelter under its shade.
We lament the horrendous and inhumane atrocities, reports of which fill our newspapers and dominate our television screens. It is not difficult to imagine Jesus weeping today as he did in Luke 19:41–42. The world is not the way it was meant to be. At Jesus’ birth, the angels proclaimed “peace on earth” (Luke 2:14). Through Jesus, God calls the church to be God’s co-workers in the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18–19).
Re “Will you officiate our wedding?” (Features, September), “It’s a new day” (Editorial, September), Human sexuality: Honouring God with the body (September), “Why don’t young adults go to church?” (Viewpoint, August), “Film’s mockery belittles theology” (Crosscurrents, September) & “Film on hot topic questions actions arising from belief” (Crosscurrents, July), “Does the church need Superman?” (Crosscurrents, August)
When Average Joe’s life blows up, he talks to pastor Jake, but when pastor Jake needs help, where does he go? Founded to provide support, counselling, and healing for pastors, missionaries, and leaders, Oasis Retreats is an inter-denominational organization based in Abbotsford, B.C. Since its beginning in 1999, Oasis has helped more than a thousand Christian leaders representing 62 denominations and agencies from all 10 provinces, some 20 states, and 32 other countries.