Entries by BillT

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Top 12 Books of 2012

Happy New Year! Another January 1st has come and gone! I trust you had a refreshing Christmas that included some reflection on the Son of God intervening in our story. In this post, I want to temporarily step away from my focus on our EFCC Core Values and look back at 2012 – not the […]

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Core Values: The Word

This is the third in our series of Core Values. We recommend that you take a look back through Bill’s recent posts to see the rest. We are people who believe that the Word of God is inspired and authoritative.  We seek to speak the truth in love and be obedient to God’s commands.  There […]

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Hostility, Humility, Grace, Truth and the EFCC

Society’s Mistrust of Religion Recently I read a great article in Leadership Journal.  In it, John Dickson, co-director of the Centre for Public Christianity in Australia, recounts a recent TV talk show in his native country.  The discussion revolved around the problem of drugs in the culture, yet one of the hosts declared: “Let’s put […]

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Association, Autonomy and Unity

The preamble to the 2008 Ten Article Statement of Faith (SOF) reads: “The Evangelical Free Church of Canada is an association of autonomous churches united in a common commitment to God’s evangel – the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again to give us eternal life. To God’s glory, the gospel is the […]

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4 Key Indicators to Define Essentials

Last month I shared my thoughts on the “10 Top Gains” I feel we made by adopting the Ten Article Statement of Faith (SOF) at EFCC Conference 2008. The Ten Article SOF is the EFCC’s statement of essential theological truth – that is – we ask our pastors and churches to affirm the SOF as […]