Entries by theEFCC

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Prayer Calendar: Just Pray

I’m a teacher at heart. That part of me always wants to express itself. When it comes to prayer, I’m most comfortable writing about things like why you should pray, how to pray, when you should pray and of course, what to pray. And on it goes from there. I’ve wrestled with three possibilities for […]

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Pulse Podcast 018: What is a Gospel Sharing People?

Our theme for the upcoming Conference is Revitalize: Growing as a Gospel Sharing People. In preparation for that, we think it would be a worthwhile exercise to define that, so we know what we’re collectively trying to establish. It’s important to note: this isn’t just the theme for our Conference, it’s the commitment that is […]

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Prayer Calendar: Ritualistic Prayer

The word “ritual” doesn’t play well in a Free Church tradition. I hesitated even using it but couldn’t shake it loose. I use it with this definition, “a customarily repeated often formal act or series of acts.” Why the negative connotation? Maybe it’s because we associate ritual with churches of questionable beliefs, or maybe we think that […]

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Pulse Podcast 017: Why People Stop Believing

In this episode, we’re joined by Paul Chamberlain, a professor at ACTS and TWU. We’re talking about his new book: Why People Stop Believing. It’s an insightful piece, with first-hand accounts of people who have left their faith, sometimes at great personal cost. We invite you to get a copy for this book for yourself: […]

National Mission Project: Picturing What God is Doing in Quebec

I have a confession – My name is Neil and I am an Albertan. Some of my fellow Albertans hold that claim up proudly and I understand, empathize, and often agree with them. However, there is this distinct red streak running across the back of many of our necks. That redneck mentality plays out in […]