An opportunity for your congregation, or you individually, to join in a "virtual" choir rendition of "O Canada"
I am a follower of Christ, a spouse/father/grandfather, and a life-long CRC member. Raised in Ontario, I also have lived in Alberta, Michigan, and Iowa. I have a PhD in Canadian history, taught and served in administration at Dordt College for 20 years, and was President of Redeemer University College from 2010 to 2016. My spouse and I now live in Strathroy, ON, Canada.
My passion is to understand the world in the light of Christ, and to be and enable others to be a Kingdom presence in the world. Areas of special interest are History of Canada, Aboriginal peoples, the Muslim world, the Church, and all things Reformed; social justice and public policy; education and innovation; and organizational development.
If our commemoration of “Canada 150” is to contribute to reconciliation and hope, then a vital part of the occasion must be to take to heart the full story of the Canadian community.
How are you planning to respond to Canada’s 150th birthday? Particularly how are you responding in ways that reflect on brokenness, give thanks and inspire reconciliation in our society?
As Reformed Christians, we can view “Canada 150” as a celebration of Canada as a nation, but we should do more than this. Let's take this opportunity to ask, "How can we live out our faith in new and exciting ways?"
Thanks, Bernadette. Great post! I expect that there are as many stories to Canada's history -- many of them painful -- as there are different people groups and cultures. I'm reminded of John's...posted on: 150th Birthday Reflections
Amen to that! As you say, one of the best ways to to commemorate Canada 150 is to show God's love to our neighbours, right in our local communities. A small drop in the bucket...posted on: Canada 150. Now What?