Is Christianity becoming irrelevant to Canadian youth? That’s a big question, and one that I have been interested in for a long time, particularly in the past 10 years, as I’ve worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, an organization dedicated to helping young people think about faith. If I were to answer the question, based on … Continue reading Engaging young adults in faith: possible or not?
I am of an age when sleep no longer blankets an entire night. Instead, I frequently kick the blanket off, waking in mid-sleep, eyes wide open, mind alert. Over the years, I have developed two habits designed to ease my body back into its resting state. I turn on the radio, listening to news from … Continue reading Pondering the conundrum of prayer
An odd thing happened to me on my way to settling into life in Toronto. I found myself avoiding church. Now, this may not seem such an odd statement to most people. In Canada, church attendance has been on the decline since the 1950s. In those days, 70 per cent of the population went to … Continue reading Mustering up the courage to go to church