A shift in Context: Christianity's voice in secular mediaBy:Allison Barron
“Context with Lorna Dueck” announced in April that Jeffrey L. Groenewald would take on the role of president and CEO, while “Context” founder Lorna Dueck continues as host and executive producer.
Collingwood Prayer Breakfast with Guest Speaker, Lorna DueckBy:Paul Brian
Municipal leaders, church groups and community members gathered at the Cranberry Resort’s Bear Estate Friday morning to listen to Dueck’s message of hope, redemption and transformation as she shared her experiences and Christian beliefs regarding the power of God to change individuals and communities for the better.
No-prayer rule? A godsendBy:Lorna Dueck
It is not the end of public prayer in Canada after last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which determined civic governance must remain neutral ground spiritually. People will still keep praying through their work in government, despite an expensive lesson brought on by the persistence of a mayor and councillors in Saguenay, Que. I would have called this court ruling a godsend, or blessing, but pick any secular word you like: The court has provided a windfall for helping us think through why we bother to pray at all.
Why conscience (or lack of it) is in the newsBy:Lorna Dueck
The best or worst of our collective conscience is usually behind any story that goes viral today. Who is the guardian, the advocate, the instructor, the guide for our conscience? Family, social norms, religion, school and the media are all systems that come quickly to mind when I think about conscience-setting. We need to value sources that teach us to care about conscience, because conscience will always affect how we treat each other.
It's time to confront 'the cancer of extremism'By:Sheema Khan
These are difficult days to be a Muslim, and I want to go public with some private conversations you and I have been having on the trouble of radicalization in Canada. First, let’s put this in the global context. Last week’s horror of Baga, Nigeria, of Charlie Hebdo, and the public relations monster that extremism has left in its wake makes it hard for many of us to accept that Islam is a “religion of peace.” What are the core beliefs in Islam that are being used to justify violence?
Are we still that compassionate Canada?By:Lorna Dueck
Mark Blumberg of Global Philanthropy reports that faith groups have increased overseas aid philanthropy 300 per cent since the boat people crisis, but my guess is we may be sorely out of touch with what it means to bring a refugee crisis into our suburban and rural homes today.
Christianity and the good deathBy:Lorna Dueck
We are vulnerable and flawed as we face death. Palliative-care workers have told me that Christians face the fear of the dark night no differently than secularists. Clergy have told me that sitting at a death bed with a Christian is the most beautiful work they engage in, because they experience God’s presence and care mediated through people, medicine and hospice. They also encounter the Holy as God ushers life from one reality to the next.
Pro-choice? For MPs, Trudeau's edit is no choiceBy:Lorna Dueck
What we need from Mr. Trudeau is real leadership in this area. We also need other leaders, in particular Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, and Elizabeth May, to front a debate on this, such as we've seen recently in Britain.
Dueck to Receive Briercrest Honorary DoctorateBy:Julie Cole
President Michael Pawelke is excited to honour Dueck at this year's graduation ceremony on April 17.
Get Ready for the 'Cinematic Preachers of the Silver Screen'By:Lorna Dueck
Can such religious material be entertaining?