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So, whatever happened to Mervyn Budd of London, Ontario – a missionary who was jailed in Nepal in 1988 and held without bail for “preaching Christianity and disturbing the peace of Hinduism”? And what about Wilma Doerksen whose 13-year-old daughter was murdered in 1984? 

Their stories, among others, were reported over the years, in The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s magazine Faith Today. This year the magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To commemorate, Faith Today editors took a walk back in time to see what some of these people have done over the years. Their stories are inspiring and reflect lives dedicated to serving the Church.

Also something to celebrate is J. I. Packer’s contribution to Christianity in Canada. Called one of the most important theologians of the 20th century, he left his home in England to emigrate to Canada in 1945. At that time he looked forward to leaving “intrachurch squabbles” behind. But, he says, “ironically I am now deeper in that kind of mud than I ever have been before.”  Packer speaks of his disappointments and about his walk with the Lord in an interview with Karen Stiller, associate editor of Faith Today.

The Church is a curious organism. Traditionally Canadian churches have sometimes had an uneasy relationship with churches in the United States. But in spite of that, some denominations, like the Christian Reformed Church, continue to thrive in their cross-border relationships. Faith Today looks at the dynamics within this bi-national church.

We hope you enjoy this week’s concentration of Faith Today articles to celebrate the magazine’s 25th.  We also want to point you to the future and give you a glimpse of what’s in the hearts of the younger generation of believers.

Thousands of young adults will be gathering in Ottawa on August 23rd to pray and fast for their generation and nation to return to God. Read about TheCRY CANADA: a national prayer event at Parliament Hill. Perhaps you’ll want to join them!

Have a great mid-summer week, and please scroll down for more selections.


Daina Doucet
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