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February 25, 2015

Conscience and the Sociopath

By:Richard Handler

As a Christian, Lorna believes that society is unmoored, and ethically unbalanced. Martha Stout's analysis appeals to her because Stout analyzes conscience as "the embodiment of love, imbued into our very biology." And for Lorna, the evangelical, the source of conscience is at the core, Jesus' love. Read More
February 18, 2015

Marginalized Christians

By:Richard Handler

Richard Handler, "The Stubborn Agnostic," responds to the latest Context episode. With Trinity Western University on trial, are Christians becoming more marginalized than gays? Read More
February 10, 2015

Assisted Suicide

By:Richard Handler

Margaret’s story isn’t a story in a full sense—there is no end to it, yet. Lorna and her husband visited the family a few months ago, but the story received its airing on the website because of The Supreme Court’s ruling, striking down assisted suicide. Read More
February 3, 2015

Behind The Acronym

By:Richard Handler

Christian Blind Mission is now CBM — and it has vastly expanded its outreach to work with people with disabilities in developing countries. The organization, through its various members and associates has reached more than 10 million people. Read More
January 27, 2015

Anne Rice: Queen of Vampire Writers

By:Richard Handler

What’s a vampire writer doing visiting the good Christian studios of Context, talking with Lorna, who was clearly both delighted and unsure of what to expect? As she admitted to both the audience and Anne Rice, the old Mennonite in her (and the present evangelical) was clearly ambivalent about this whole “sex and blood” vampire enterprise. Read More
January 19, 2015

How Do We Name The Enemy? A Discussion

By:Lorna Dueck

What’s the biggest religion story in the world? France’s Charlie Hedbo fallout, says former CBC current affairs and Ideas producer, Richard Handler. Richard is our “Stubborn Agnostic” blogger and dialogues with Lorna, (the “Stubborn Evangelist”) on this topic. Read More
January 19, 2015

Fields of Blood

By:Richard Handler

Karen Armstrong seems to be the St. Paul of religion historians. Even before her breakthrough best-seller A History of God was published in 1993, she visited studios and assemblies, small and large, speaking, being interviewed, and proclaiming her positions. Lorna had time to catch up with her recently in Toronto to talk about her new book, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Read More
January 13, 2015

Dying to be Thin

By:Richard Handler

My own feeling when I see these individuals is complete and utter sadness. How in the one of the most prosperous countries on the face of the earth, in a world of poverty and not enough to eat, can these people starve themselves? I know they are ill; it’s not their fault because, as we hear on this last episode of Context, the plague of eating disorders is “complicated.” This means there is no single cause for any of them. Read More
January 13, 2015

Abella's Story

By:Kristina Evanov

Abella's Story was written by Kristina Evanov for children ages 8-12 who are struggling with body image. Kristina is the audience coordinator here at Context with Lorna Dueck and has wrestled with the issue of body image in the past. You can hear her story on our latest episode: Dying to be Thin Read More
January 5, 2015

The Stubborn Evangelist VS The Stubborn Agnostic

By:Lorna Dueck

Lorna goes back and forth with our 'Stubborn Agnostic' blogger Richard Handler on the existence of angels and the nature of belief and spirituality. Read More