Context with Lorna Dueck is Canada’s premiere Christian voice in news and current affairs. Currently in its sixth season, Context speaks out on the complex issues around Syrian refugees, Islamic extremism, First Nations, Marijuana legislation, Climate Change, Assisted Dying and much more. Reporting out of Crossroads Centre in Burlington and the CBC building in Toronto, the show provides a platform for Canadian and global issues. Context’s distinctive voice and style gives our audience a perspective they don’t hear in other media.
Refugee Reality Check: The debate over Canada’s response to 60 million displaced persons in the world today allowed Context the opportunity to share God’s heart – namely that all people are created in His image, and that welcoming “the stranger” is also a spiritual exercise.
Politics and Pot: While Canada seeks to normalize and legalize pot, Context’s most watched episode of the year (with over 100,000 viewers), explored the dangers and the stories of those finding freedom from addiction through faith in Christ.
Assisted Death: Canada has now decided it will allow physician assisted death. Into the debate, Context argued that all human life, at all phases of life, has purpose and dignity, and the Christian faith informs proper end-of-life care.
“We love working with Context TV. They do the same thing we do: they listen to the story, tell the story, and change the story.”
— Canon Andrew White, Vicar of Baghdad; Foundation for Middle East Relief and Reconciliation (FMERR)
“It is not everyone who can cross the line from the religious media to mainstream press and keep their religious values intact. Lorna Dueck does this and, in so doing, brings her ideas and values to a wide, and largely secular audience. She spreads the word and makes us all think.”
– Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail
“Lorna can truly stand toe-to-toe with any of Canada’s media elites, and in fact, she is being increasingly welcomed in that tight knit community. Her audience is growing.”
– Preston Manning, CEO and President, Manning Centre for Building Democracy
“It is a privilege and pleasure to be associated with Lorna and her stellar team of witnesses – outstanding professional women and men who are not afraid to announce the Good News and live it.”
– Father Tom Rosica, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
Lorna Dueck has explored the intersection of journalism and Christianity for over 30 years. That curiosity led to the creation of Context with Lorna Dueck, a community held Canadian charity that exists to create boundary-breaking media that reveals Christ.
Lorna Dueck is the CEO of Crossroads Christian Communication Inc., YES TV and the Executive Producer of Context with Lorna Dueck TV show and online production. Lorna enjoys interviewing culture-shaping guests for any evidence of God. The award winning program is produced from the Crossroads Christian Communications Center in Burlington, Ontario, airs on seven networks, and is seen Sunday mornings on Canada’s largest network, Global TV. Lorna is a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and a frequent media commentator. She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.
Lorna began her media career in radio with Golden West Broadcasting in Manitoba, and began Christian TV work in 1994 as the co-host of Canada’s longest running daily talk show, 100 Huntley Street, and has published hundreds of articles in various outlets. Lorna completed her undergraduate studies at Tyndale University College in Toronto, and earned a Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity, Tyndale and Briercrest Universities. Lorna has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian society.
Lorna and Vern live in Burlington, Ontario, have been married over three decades, and delight in the adventures of their grown son and daughter.