Stillness Amidst Agitation

And the beat goes on. I arrived in Simcoe just as the 2008 recession was digging its tenacles into every fibre of society. We more or less recovered, at least economically; but it seems there have been constant and serious seismic shivers shaking life ever since. The past many months have only intensified the severity … Read more

Faithful Presence in the PCC

On January 29, 2022, a total of 60 people gathered via Zoom for “Called Together — a Time of Encouragement.” The time of worship, inspiration and prayer came together as the vision of Rev. Paul Johnston, minister of St. Andrew’s Arnprior, Ontario, who worked in partnership with Renewal Fellowship and friends from PSALT. The idea was … Read more

A Prayer Testimony

This is a testimony of a couple who for many years, were homeless and travelling around Canada, destitute and struggling with addictions and hopelessness, surviving by living in parks, alleyways under tarps, tents, and receiving handouts in community centres and shelters. They lived “welfare cheque to welfare cheque” and often taking advantage of the compassion … Read more

Called Together – a Time of Encouragement

  More than 60 people took part in “Called Together – a Time of Encouragement” on January 29, 2022, for evangelical/orthodox/traditional believers within The Presbyterian Church in Canada who remain called to the places where they currently worship and serve. Speaker Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston challenged those in orthodoxy to remain as a “faithful presence” … Read more

Renewal News
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In the current issue of Renewal News:

Chafed by Safe

Mis-speaking seems to be almost as endemic in Western society as the COVID virus. Retractions, corrections, additional information and apologies [both abject and ambivalent] are common occurrences in the public sphere. One form of mis-speaking that rarely gets emended is incorrect use of the English language. One misuse in particular has drawn my attention, reflection … Read more

Living Hope: A Day of Encouragement and Renewal

On November 13, 2021, approximately 100 people participated in our day of encouragement and renewal. This in itself was encouraging! It was a day of worship, prayer, teaching, and discussion organized in partnership with Vaughan Community Church (VCC), an Eastern Han-Ca congregation. The keynote speaker was Rev. Dr. Dale Woods, Presbyter of Vision and Mission … Read more

Anglican Renewal

Renewal groups can be found in many denominations. From time to time, we will take a look at others who adhere to the authority of scripture and resist bringing secular values into theology. “Gone by 2040?” The stark headline in the January 2020 Anglican Journal was an attention grabber, pointing to the grim conclusion of … Read more