About the Institute
The Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC) is an evangelical Christian organization committed to reaching skeptics and inquirers and to the recovering of a distinctly Christian system of thought and action for God’s Covenant people.
The Canadian Church culture is permeated by the impact of various strains of humanism resulting in the artificial sacred vs. secular divide - the pervasive belief that there are some areas of our lives that really matter to God like institutional church activities, overseas missionary work, personal 'devotions’ and others that are, at best, “neutral” such as work and college, school and state. This myth of “neutrality” which implies some areas of life are outside God’s authority has prompted a retreat from engaging our culture in every sphere and therefore to the neglect of the apologetic task, the great commission and cultural mandate. This, in turn, has led to the “de-Christianizing” of the socio-cultural spheres and the marginalization of the faith.
The EICC is committed to the belief that every part of our lives is to come under the Lordship of Christ and His word, and that all of life is a context for fulfilling the Kingdom mandate expressed in worship, mission, defense of the faith, righteous living, charity and social engagement. We believe that the gospel of the Kingdom has a deep, vital, and healthy impact on the arts, business, government, media, and academy of any society. Therefore we are totally committed to supporting Christians' engagement with culture, helping them work with excellence, distinctiveness, and accountability in their varied professions and vocations.