Jeffrey Greenman as
president of Regent
College, Vancouver, a
graduate school of
600 students. He was
academic dean, and
before that a dean and professor at Wheaton
College in Illinois and at Tyndale Seminary in
Toronto. Dr. Greenman succeeds Rod Wilson,
who has served 15 years as president and
remains as outgoing president until August 31.
Keith Elliott as national director of Camino
Global (originally The Central American
Mission), an international ministry focused on
Spanish speakers. He succeeds Charlene de
Haan, who served in
position for five years.
Elliott has served
with the Evangelical
Missionary Church in various roles in Canada,
Mexico and Ecuador. He and his wife Ruth Ann
were both raised and educated in Ontario.
Stephen Wile as
the new chief
executive officer of
The Mustard Seed,
an Alberta charity
ministering to people
and homelessness. Dr.
Wile was president
and CEO for WorldServe Ministries Canada.
He has also been deputy executive director
for Samaritan’s Purse Canada and the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada
and pastored for 12 years.
A new Centre for Christian Scholarship at
Redeemer University College near Hamilton,
Ont., with the aim to better enable Christian
scholars to participate in the cultural,
political and social conversations of our
day. Director is Dr. Robert Joustra. It offers
a $5,000 Emerging Public Intellectual Award
and an annual conference.
New provincially authorized bachelor of arts
degrees in English and history at Briercrest
College and Seminary. Previously the
degrees were accredited by the Association
for Biblical Higher Education, but the
Saskatchewan government had restricted
Faith Today has to be one of the
best evangelical Christian
publications coming out of
Canada, if not the very best. As
an expat Canadian living in
the U.S., I miss the Canadian
perspective on many things
and FT helps offset that lack.
Albion, N. Y.
Devotion to teaching
Re: Messy Faith (Jan/Feb 2015)
“WHY SUNDAY mornings have
to change” highlights an important concern – the need to
continually evaluate if what
we’re doing is effective. However, suggesting that Sunday
teaching should be cut short to
permit community interaction
seems to run contrary to the
“devotion to the apostles’
teaching” (Acts 2: 42) which
helped build the early Church.
Is it time for some of us to
restructure our lives and devote
ourselves to those things which
deserve our highest priority?
Richard John Kopanke
Needed more than ever
JUST BECAUSE people have access to Bibles, commentaries
and other materials doesn’t
necessarily mean that they are
using them. Studies by George
Barna and Gallup show that
professing Christians and
others may own Bibles, but
they rarely study them and
even more rarely can they explain some of the fundamental
doctrines in the Scriptures. So
the teaching [element of worship services] is in fact more
relevant and needed than ever
in our secular society.
Richards Landing, Ont.
Not self-directed learning
MANY WHO are limiting their
worship service times are not
allowing God to move, and
wonder why we don’t see any
signs following the teaching/
preaching of the Word.
Certainly one may press a
button on their computer and
bring up what they wish to
read or hear, but is this what
God desires they should learn
C. James Link
YES, I would like to see change
on Sunday mornings – change
back to expository preaching.
I was converted through such
preaching by the late Dr.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (see www.
On another note, I thoroughly support Bruce Clemenger’s article “Making Moral
Judgments” in the same issue
Image bearers of God
Re: Christian Horizons’ Janet
Nolan (Jan/Feb 2015)
I APPRECIATE Faith Today’s
support of Christian Horizons
and the recent opportunity to
be featured on the Question &
Answer page. I am writing to
address the incorrect title of
the article in the printed version of the magazine. Thank
you for working to quickly
rectify the error. I want to take
this opportunity to tell your
readers about Christian Horizons’ beliefs, as the printed
title could leave the wrong
impression about the people
We do not consider the
work of Christian Horizons,
nor the people we support, to
be connected to “Freeing the
Enslaved” as was the incorrect
title of the printed article.
Christian Horizons works to
promote full citizenship of
people with exceptional needs