Best Year Ever? Yes! And also…No

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has gotten a lot of attention recently for declaring that “This Has Been the Best Year Ever.” And there is much to celebrate. Extreme poverty has declined since 1981 from 42% to 10%. “As recently as 1950,” … Continued

Prayer Breakfasts Are No Big Deal—Right?

Calgary Herald columnist Catherine Ford recently wrote a spooky column invoking the spectre of William “Bible Bill” Aberhart to scare her readers into antipathy toward, of all things, the upcoming Provincial Prayer Breakfast, to be held in Edmonton later this month. Ford is fair-minded … Continued

Christianity and Other Religions: Clarifying Terms & Issues

I know: that’s a boring title. But an essay I wrote almost twenty years ago still seems at least occasionally useful to bring some clarity to terms in the discussion of how Christians are to understand other religions, the destiny … Continued