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The Church Has Much to Offer Its Community

Should Christians be involved with politics? 

Bruce Clemenger, the president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada spoke on the relationship of Church and state at Vancouver’s Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship. The Church has much to offer its community, he said. It can be an example, countering societal trends by offering an alternative way of life, or be a participant in public life, making a positive contribution to the public good.

Although Dr. Stan Fowler, academic dean of the Heritage Theological Seminary agrees that the Church should be involved with politics, he points out that Evangelicals have not always connected well in the political arena. He suggests it would help to follow God’s lead in relating biblical moral values to the public sphere.

Among events of interest to Christians in the public arena this week is a recent Canadian vote at the United Nations. Canada and several European nations have voted against a resolution that condemns “Islamophobia” expressing concern that such a resolution could be used to limit freedom of speech.

Also of importance to the Christian community is the encroaching credit crunch. It’s time for us to take the usage, dependency, or addiction to credit more seriously, says Douglas Welbanks, former director of Debtor Assistance and Debt Collection for the province of British Columbia.

Promise Keepers Canada is hoping to keep Canadian men informed of issues that concern Canadian Christians. In partnership with ChristianWeek, they are launching Seven – a Canadian magazine for men who are Christian. The new publication will seek to provide information and perspectives grounded in a biblically informed worldview.

These are informative and thought-provoking articles, and we invite you to peruse them. Also, please don’t miss the many additional selections below.

Have a good week!


Daina Doucet
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