Christian festival organizers have successfully won their battle to have an event held in Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square after officials argued the festival would be a violation of the city's public space policy.
Officials in Toronto had previously sought to ban the annual Voices of the Nations music festival in the square, arguing that the event's Christian theme amounted to proselytizing on public property.
While organizers for the festival initially planned to take the ban to court, they managed to reach an agreement with Yonge-Dundas Square management regarding the upcoming festival, set to be held on Aug. 1. more >>
Over 125,000 people have already signed an online petition calling for the release of a Canadian pastor imprisoned by North Korea's Communist government.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a 60-year-old Canadian pastor who was born in South Korea, was arrested and given a life sentence of hard labor by North Korea last month.
A petition posted to the advocacy website change.org calls on Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion to work to free Rev. Lim. more >>
A Roman Catholic family in British Colombia believe the tears of the Virgin Mary are soaking one of their apartment walls in an alleged miracle, which has reportedly drawn over 300 worshipers to come to the apartment and pray.
CTV News Vancouver reported on Saturday that hundreds of people from across Canada are coming to the oil-soaked apartment wall in Surrey, where devout Catholic Sanna Lona claims she experienced a miracle.
Lona said three weeks ago she was alone in her bedroom when she felt someone touch her shoulder, after which she saw the Virgin Mary, who told her to look at the wall. more >>
A theological library in Canada has digitalized numerous rare Puritan volumes from the 17th and 18th centuries, including books from the personal library of one of the world's most renowned evangelical theologians, J.I. Packer, and made them available for online reading.
The John Richard Allison Library in Vancouver, which is jointly owned by Regent College and Carey Theological College, has made available its entire rare Puritan collection for online reading by anyone who's interested.
The collection includes books that come from the personal libraries of British-born Canadian Christian theologian Packer and Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College James M. Houston, one of the founders of Regent. more >>
The Law Society of British Columbia in Canada says it will appeal a Supreme Court decision which overturned its move to refuse accreditation to Trinity Western University's proposed law school due to its stance on same-sex marriage.
A Supreme Court judge last month annulled a referendum held by the law society, in which members voted for not recognizing the proposed law school of Trinity Western in Vancouver, which requires that students sign a Christian covenant that states sexual relations are to be confined within the bounds of a marriage between a man and a woman.
The referendum was held in October 2014, after the law society's board, known as the Benchers, decided to recognize Trinity Western's proposed law school. However, the board later allowed the referendum to hear the voice of the society's members. more >>
Sometimes people become jaded by the failures of church leaders, causing them to want to leave the local assembly for good. But is it possible to turn one's back on the Church without essentially doing the same to Christ?
That's the question posed in last Wednesday's episode of the Ask John Piper audio series, where the Evangelical pastor tackles tough theological and pastoral issues.
To the proposition of leaving the Church, but not Christ, Piper offers a simple answer: "If you do that, you are walking away from Jesus." more >>