Context Beyond The Headlines
Context - November 20, 2018 - Canadian Christianity Under Construction
Atheist Gretta Vosper stays on as United Church minister after the denomination settled a “heresy trial” with the minister who doesn’t believe in God.
What do fellow United Church clergy make of this decision? We speak with Moderator Rev. Richard Bott and Alderwood United Church minister Rev. Connie den Bok.
PLUS: The church old and new – from Catholic to millennial church plants – how Christianity has transformed throughout time. Dr. Moira McQueen responds to the changes the Catholic church has seen and our own Sheldon Neil gives the exciting news about a new church plant in Toronto where he will be lead pastor.
AND: John Stackhouse weighs in on Gretta Vosper and why belief in God is at the core of the church.
Up Next in 2018
Context - November 15, 2018 - Our Nei...
Thick, chocking, black smoke stretches across hundreds of thousands of acres. People driven from the safety of their homes in a matter of hours, with little more than the clothes on their back.
In Canada, an electrical fire forced 1,500 people from their Toronto apartment for more than three...
Context - November 8, 2018 - Can Reli...
How do those beliefs affect a world in crisis mode? We see famine in Yemen, genocide in Myanmar, refugee and mass migration, racial and political divide, often fuelled by social media.
This week Context is at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto to ask: CAN RELIGION HEAL OUR WORL...
Context - November 1, 2018 - Hate Cri...
Sabbath will never be the same at the Tree of Life synagogue after 11 innocent people were gunned down at a baby naming ceremony.
The gunman, hellbent on “killing Jews”, is charged with 29 different counts including hate crime.
The Jewish community responds by declaring “faith, hope, dignit...