Entries by theEFCC

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Prayer Calendar: Getting Past Salt and Pepper Prayers

The other day I was talking with my friend Ron Swanson regarding the way most of us North American Christians pray. He used a phrase that I just can’t get out of my head. He said we often treat prayer like salt and pepper – an add-on, a little seasoning on top of the meal […]

Prayer Calendar: The Spark for Mission

I’m old enough to remember the campfire tune, “It only takes a spark, to get a fire going.” It’s fun to envision Smokey the Bear singing it as a fire prevention jingle. Seriously, a spark could be a good metaphor for prayer and mission. Sparks are initial impulses. A spark in an engine eventually moves […]

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Pulse Podcast 020: The Supreme Court’s Ruling on TWU’s Law School

We’re not really a current events podcast, but we thought this was of sufficient importance and interest to engage with it. The Supreme Court’s decision on TWU’s Law School has implications for the church and for religious education institutions in Canada. We’re just not sure what they are specifically. If you’d like to reach out […]

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The Pulse: What do we Mean by “Evangelical” and “Free”?

Many of us who serve our Lord in Evangelical Free churches run into the inevitable question “What on earth is evangelical free”? In a world that talks about caffeine– or sugar-free, “evangelical free” sounds like we are free of evangelicals – that all the evangelicals have been purged, thrown out of our churches! In times […]

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Prayer Calendar: Surprised by Prayer

I have always been part of a church. Literally. I will sometimes tongue-in-cheek suggest that my mother probably left the delivery room of the hospital and went straight to a prayer meeting at  church with me in tow. I have never known life apart from church. That means that prayer has always been part of […]