Resources for the Human Sexuality Discussions in the Presbyterian Church in Canada

There has been a request for resources that come from an evangelical/conservative point of view.
A Letter from the Committee on Church Doctrine in response to the Body, Mind and Soul Study Guide.
Video Resources: The Presbytery of Hamilton hosted a day-long forum entitled “Speaking Truth in Love: A Forum on Human Sexuality” on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. Videos are posted from presentations by Clyde Ervine, Kevin Livingston and Karla Wubbenhorst. … Read More
Print Resources: Links following the titles are where e-books or hard copies may be purchased. … Read More
Channels Articles: 13 articles on sexuality have appeared on this site in the past. … Read More

Renewal News – April 2016

In this issue, Bill Harrison celebrates the contributions of the Toronto-Area Renewal Fellowship Office Volunteer Mail Preparation Team over decades of faithful service. Janie Robertson recounts the blessing garnered from the three speakers at the Renewal Day and Annual General Meeting on March 5th. Linda Shaw interviews Matthew Ruttan on how he single-handedly produces five issues of his devotional “Up!” each week. And Fred Stewart announces the end of his term as Executive Director. … Read More

Annual Reports for 2015

The Renewal Fellowship’s Annual General Meeting and Renewal Day was held at Kortright Presbyterian Church, Guelph, Ontario, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, on the theme “Practical Renewal”. The reports for 2015 were given, the budget for 2016 was adopted, and elections to the Board were held. The full Annual Meeting booklet is available. … Read More

An Introduction to The Renewal Fellowship

Our vision, passion and hope is to experience God’s renewal of our lives, our congregations, our courts, our theological schools and every place where Canadian Presbyterians gather. Our mission is to bring Canadian Presbyterians together for prayer, learning, discussion and mutual support in groups small and large and to create environments where God’s people can hear the call for renewal and respond together. … Read More

Head-Banging Worship

A few days before Sunday, November 8, 2015, my daughter's minister "warned" her the plans for worship would be somewhat different. He shared this in order to prepare her for an extended time with the children in their Sunday morning program. This Sunday in my daughter's church may have been the "edgiest" effort I've experienced in innovative congregational worship. … Read More

Hope for the New Year

As we are entering another new year, I am reminded of the apostle Paul's words, particularly in light of the Christmas story: the weakness of God is stronger than our strength and the foolishness of God is wiser than our wisdom. I can only imagine how weak and foolish God's response to this world appeared to so many: a baby lying in a manger. The troubles of that world were many and profound. Moreover, God's people were being oppressed by Rome … Read More

Prayer is a Challenge

The Renewal Fellowship Board two-day meeting in October was held in my home in Simcoe. As I was organizing the continental breakfast on the morning of the second day, the alarm on The Rev. Nan St. Louis' watch went off. I asked, "What's that all about?" Nan said, "It's 7:14 and that's my reminder to pray for The Presbyterian Church." I was amazed and somewhat embarrassed because … Read More

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