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Ethical paralysis

Feb 5, 2012 / 5:00 am

Chuck Colson, in one of his Break Point articles on (Jan 11th, 2012) shared about a discussion Dr. Stephen Anderson, a philosophy teacher at A.B. Lucas...

Wrong in itself

Jan 22, 2012 / 5:00 am

The abortion debate continues to heat up, and the fire is showing up on both sides of the 49th parallel. It has engrafted itself into both the Canadian and...

Canada: On the incline or decline?

Jan 15, 2012 / 5:00 am

There was a time when, according to Edward Gibbon’s history of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, “Rome comprehended the fairest part of the...

The immigration tragedy

Dec 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was on the hot seat this week regarding his review of immigration laws. First, he invoked a new regulation requiring...

Rise of militant secularism

Dec 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

A few weeks ago, Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, noted that “secularism has become militant.” He conveyed that he...

Conservatism

Nov 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

By nature, education, and political persuasion, I have always been a big "C" Conservative (Con). Wikipedia tells us that Conservatives carry an...

Poppycock

Nov 11, 2011 / 5:43 am

Remembrance Day - or for our fellow French Canadians - Jour du Souvenir. It is observed on November 11th to recall the official end of World War I in 1918....

Viewing life upside down

Oct 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

Whether we like to admit it or not, every one of us has a world view. That personal perspective on life flows from beliefs and values that have been inbred or...

Students of change

Oct 2, 2011 / 5:00 am

George Barna, a leading researcher, author and sociologist, said in his book Futurecast, “There are three kinds of people when it comes to the future:...

Maternity Leave for Abortionists

Sep 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

Every expectant mother is extremely grateful for policies instituted by our Canadian government to allow them to take leave from work with pay so that they can...

Pedophile Rights?

Sep 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

A few years ago I heard George Grant address leaders on moral issues. He spoke of examples in history when a generation rejected certain behaviours when they...

Jack Layton's Canada

Aug 28, 2011 / 5:00 am

August 22nd was a sad day for so many Canadians. Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party (the Official Opposition), passed away after a fight against...

The Ripple Effect

Aug 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

I am sure that most everyone reading this article has at one point in their life picked up a stone, thrown it into a glassy looking lake, and watched the ripple...

The Rise of Virtual Culture

Jul 31, 2011 / 5:00 am

I have been in Taiwan for nearly two weeks, speaking to church, business and education leaders about the five most dangerous trends facing us in culture....

Canada and the digital world

Jul 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

I just found out that I am in juxtaposition to the Digital World. They call me a Digital Immigrant, born before the existence of digital technology, and one who...

Are Canadians Prepared?

Jul 10, 2011 / 5:00 am

As a minister, I have watched many families weather the psychological storm that has been blowing globally since 9/11: nations defaulting on loans, financial...

Crass Consumerism – Branded for Life

Jun 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

We all live in a consumer-based society. Many in our culture have bought into the values of materialism - hook, line and sinker. In philosophy, the theory of...

If Lord Stanley could see us now

Jun 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

If the caption for this column, “Oh! Canada!” was ever apropos, it is now. We hear of rioting in Syria, demonstrations in the streets of Cairo,...

Global warming or global warning?

Jun 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

I love my nation of Canada. I have lived in four of her provinces – born in New Brunswick, raised in Nova Scotia, trained in British Columbia, and...

G8 grandstanding or grand scheming

May 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

I have visited Israel a number of times. I was there when the Muslim Ramadan was celebrated. I have stood beside Jews praying at the Wailing Wall at the foot of...

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