The difference politics can’t make

vote-canadaIn about 5 minutes the polls will close on the 42nd Canadian Election. As I watch the news to see the updates of polls already closed, I am anticipating the social media posts of both joy and disgust at what is about to unfold in this great country.

I have a deep appreciation for politics. While I believe in the separation of Church and State, I believe the Church should be politically thoughtful. Politics informs policies, which affect people, and people matter to God. And I believe that political parties are trying to address the same problem that the church is, but don’t use the same word to express it. (more…)

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 October 20th, 2015  
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My Struggle to Vote as an Evangelical In Canada

never give you upIn just 48 hours Canadians have the privilege and responsibility to vote. And as an evangelical Christian I think this is one of the most difficult elections in which I have the responsibility to vote.

Talking about politics is an uncomfortable discussion much of the time. It is something we all have an opinion on, even if we might not know all that much about it. And the area I find the discussion about politics the most uncomfortable is when we discuss how to vote based on our belief system.

As a Christian, I believe we are to pray for our political leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-3) even if we did not vote for them and we should vote based on our conscious. But in my 15 years of having the responsibility and privilege to vote, this is the first time where I find it incredibly difficult to vote based on my beliefs. (more…)

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