December

His Name is John

December 28, 2014  |  Michael Boot

John was a man sent from God as a purposeful gift. He was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth.

His Name is John

December 28, 2014  |  Michael Boot
John was a man sent from God as a purposeful gift. He was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth.
The Cosmology of Killing Part III
Blog Entry

The Cosmology of Killing Part III

December 27, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Linguistically and theologically, the Incarnation demonstrates the mercy of God. God is life-giving and begetting by his very nature.

Topic: Theology

Fear Not, I Am the First and the Last

December 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jesus inaugurated a new kingdom which would convulse all of history. We are empowered with strength for tomorrow, knowing that the government is upon His shoulders.

Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Revelation 1

Fear Not, I Am the First and the Last

December 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jesus inaugurated a new kingdom which would convulse all of history. We are empowered with strength for tomorrow, knowing that the government is upon His shoulders.

Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Revelation 1
The Cosmology of Killing Part II
Blog Entry

The Cosmology of Killing Part II

December 19, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The worship of self has a long and gruesome history that stems from a failure to acknowledge and worship the triune God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

Topic: Theology

Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

December 14, 2014  |  Joe Boot
The meaning of Christmas is that all peoples have been offered the grace of God in Christ. That grace invites us to humble ourselves before God's self-revelation in Christ and enter into familial fellowship with God.

Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

December 14, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The meaning of Christmas is that all peoples have been offered the grace of God in Christ. That grace invites us to humble ourselves before God's self-revelation in Christ and enter into familial fellowship with God.

The Cosmology of Killing
Blog Entry

The Cosmology of Killing

December 12, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The issue of abortion is not merely a matter of pragmatics, but of deep-seated religious convictions. It is a question of where our ultimate allegiance lies and what we worship – the one true God, or ourselves; there is no third option.

Topic: Theology

Heirs to Hope of Eternal Life

December 7, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In the incarnation we see the full meaning of God's purpose to make covenant with a renewed humanity.

Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Titus 3:1-7

Heirs to Hope of Eternal Life

December 7, 2014  |  Joe Boot
In the incarnation we see the full meaning of God's purpose to make covenant with a renewed humanity.
Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Titus 3:1-7

November

The Bride and the Spirit say, 'Come!'

November 30, 2014  |  David Robinson
We celebrate the bright Morning Star, the coming of Messiah, who will bring peace, rule with justice, and spread the knowledge of the Lord to the whole earth.

The Bride and the Spirit say, 'Come!'

November 30, 2014  |  David Robinson

We celebrate the bright Morning Star, the coming of Messiah, who will bring peace, rule with justice, and spread the knowledge of the Lord to the whole earth.

Examples to the Flock

November 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Elders are mature believers tested in the faith who are given authority under Christ and his word to teach, guard, and govern the church. Christians who are proud and resistant to godly authority are most at risk from the Devil's assaults.

Examples to the Flock

November 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Elders are mature believers tested in the faith who are given authority under Christ and his word to teach, guard, and govern the church. Christians who are proud and resistant to godly authority are most at risk from the Devil's assaults.

Mindfulness, or the Mind of Christ?
Blog Entry

Mindfulness, or the Mind of Christ?

November 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Mindfulness meditation is in our schools, business seminars, and health centres. But where does it come from, what does it teach, and how does it stack up to biblical doctrine?

Topic: Paganism

Glorifying God as a Christian

November 16, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In the suffering of His people the Lord's glory and judgment are revealed.

Glorifying God as a Christian

November 16, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In the suffering of His people the Lord's glory and judgment are revealed.

The Cultural Mandate and Social Justice

The Cultural Mandate and Social Justice

November 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot

MOG2014 06: As King of kings, Jesus requires all creation to worship him and to serve his kingdom purposes. Our hope is the gospel of the kingdom. By the power of the resurrection Christ is restoring all creation to a condition of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Biblical Principles of Social Justice Q&A

Biblical Principles of Social Justice Q&A

November 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot, Scott Masson, and Andrew Sandlin

MOG2014 05: Biblical principles of justice have profound implications for our lives and callings. Conference speakers interact with questions on: sharia law, millennialism, welfare, the tithe, political activism, and the Christian future.

Why Christian Culture: The Ruin and Restoration

Why Christian Culture: The Ruin and Restoration

November 15, 2014  |  Andrew Sandlin

MOG2014 04: Culture is the use and ordering of creation for a purpose. Equipped by the word and Spirit of God, the Christian's glorious calling is to build a godly culture, seeking first the Kingdom of God.

Why Christian Culture: The Roots and Reign

Why Christian Culture: The Roots and Reign

November 15, 2014  |  Andrew Sandlin

MOG2014 03: A culture following after Christ will pursue justice in a way that understands God as the ultimate judge and lawgiver. Our modern culture has embraced counterfeit concepts of justice which are traced historically, theologically and practically to our present day.

Repressive Tolerance and Cultural Marxism

Repressive Tolerance and Cultural Marxism

November 15, 2014  |  Scott Masson

MOG2014 02: Twentieth-century academics have slanderously represented Christian beliefs and lifestyles as evil. Christianity is seen as the root of a fundamental social injustice which the progressive state must now eradicate.

Recovering the Foundations of Social Justice

Recovering the Foundations of Social Justice

November 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot

MOG2014 01: Justice must be firmly grounded in biblical revelation; building a just society on any other foundation is impossible and yields only arbitrary justice. Biblical social justice is more than merely social criticism, and can be understood only in terms of the Kingdom of God.

Spiritual Flesh

November 9, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Having been set free from sin's power by the cross, the values and priorities of the world no longer make sense to us.

Spiritual Flesh

November 9, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Having been set free from sin's power by the cross, the values and priorities of the world no longer make sense to us.

The Cosmology of Compassion

November 8, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Joe Boot addresses the competing worldviews surrounding the debate surrounding abortion, and the implications for individuals and society at large.

Victory in Jesus

November 2, 2014  |  David Robinson

We may serve the Lord with confidence despite suffering because Jesus reigns victorious over the created order and all spiritual powers.

October

Always be Ready!

October 26, 2014  |  David Robinson

Honouring Christ the Lord as holy in your heart entails loving good, shunning evil, speaking with gentleness, and fearing the our commander-Lord in prayerfulness.

Always be Ready!

October 26, 2014  |  David Robinson
Honouring Christ the Lord as holy in your heart entails loving good, shunning evil, speaking with gentleness, and fearing the our commander-Lord in prayerfulness.
Canadian Schizophrenia
Blog Entry

Canadian Schizophrenia

October 24, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In the wake of the recent attacks in Montreal and Ottawa, what can we expect of God, and what should our response be as a nation and as individuals?

Topic: Politics

The Beauty and Power of Reciprocity

October 19, 2014  |  Joe Boot
In the joyful reciprocity within Christian marriage, the beauty and power of the gospel is made manifest to the world.

The Beauty and Power of Reciprocity

October 19, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In the joyful reciprocity within Christian marriage, the beauty and power of the gospel is made manifest to the world.

Jubilee and Atonement

Jubilee and Atonement

October 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot exposes and critiques Brian Walsh's false view of Jubilee and the doctrine of the Atonement. Rather than radical equality, true liberty is the truth that God in Christ has forgiven our insurmountable debt to sin.

Wealth Inequality and a Clash of Theologies

Wealth Inequality and a Clash of Theologies

October 15, 2014  |  Brian Mattson

Dr. Brian Mattson critiques the Marxist economic theories of Thomas Piketty, and demonstrates that the human problem is not wealth inequality, but sin.

Dying to Sin, Living to Righteousness

October 12, 2014  |  Scott Masson

Our suffering, which we often can't explain, is meaningful precisely because suffering for righteousness is clearly meaningful to God's purposes.  

Dying to Sin, Living to Righteousness

October 12, 2014  |  Scott Masson

Our suffering, which we often can't explain, is meaningful precisely because suffering for righteousness is clearly meaningful to God's purposes.  

Royal Priesthood, Holy Nation

October 5, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Having been set apart in Christ as a royal, priestly people, we're called to protect, guard, and tend God's kingdom, extending His justice and grace to the world.

Royal Priesthood, Holy Nation

October 5, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Having been set apart in Christ as a royal, priestly people, we're called to protect, guard, and tend God's garden-kingdom, extending His justice and grace to the world.

Prediction or Prophecy?
Blog Entry

Prediction or Prophecy?

October 2, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Over and above the fallible, self-interested predictions of man stands the authoritative, prophetic Word of God. This is the Christian’s only standard.

Topic: Lordship

September

False Peace
Blog Entry

False Peace

September 30, 2014  |  Joe Boot

One of the greatest impediments to the work of God's people is professing Christians who deny the disturbing realities about the state of the world.

Topic: Culture

Embracing the Father or Facing Futilty

September 28, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Having been brought into the family of God by the blood of Christ, we are now brothers and sisters who are required to love one another.

Embracing the Father or Facing Futilty

September 28, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Having been brought into the family of God by the blood of Christ, we are now brothers and sisters who are required to love one another.

Preparing Your Mind for Action

September 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot
We sojourn as warrior-pilgrims. We will confound man's predictions as we conquer God's enemies in faith.

Preparing Your Mind for Action

September 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot

We sojourn as warrior-pilgrims. We will confound man's predictions as we conquer God's enemies in faith.

The Receiving End of Tolerance
Blog Entry

The Receiving End of Tolerance

September 18, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In the face of increasing opposition to Jesus Christ and His servants, the Christian’s call is to patient obedience to God and His Word. 

Topic: Culture
Social Justice (Part 1)
Jubilee

Social Justice (Part 1)

September 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot, Scott Masson, Ryan Eras, Andrew Sandlin, and George Grant

“Social Justice” is a popular but often misunderstood term. In order to truly understand and do justice, we must base its definition and practice on the eternal, infallible Word of God, and on no other foundation.

(Social Justice Part 2)

Born Again to a Living Hope

September 14, 2014  |  David Robinson

The outcome of enduring trials is an inexpressible joy as we experience God's intimate presence.  The outcome of this joy and hope in God is that we are motivated to work for the transformation of the present in the light of God's promises for the future.

Elect Exiles

September 7, 2014  |  Joe Boot
God's people have a role to play in immanentizing the eschaton. The great end toward which God is working is the destruction of evil and the restoration of all things.

Elect Exiles

September 7, 2014  |  Joe Boot

God's people have a role to play in immanentizing the eschaton. The great end toward which God is working is the destruction of evil and the restoration of all things.

August

Wisdom and Friendship

August 31, 2014  |  David Robinson
Keeping company with wise friends, who are both loyal and candid, leads to unity, restoration, and life.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:8-19

Wisdom and Friendship

August 31, 2014  |  David Robinson

Keeping company with wise friends, who are both loyal and candid, leads to unity, restoration, and life.

Scripture: Proverbs 1:8-19

Give Me Neither Poverty nor Riches

August 24, 2014  |  David Robinson

We should not seek after wealth (Pr. 30:7-9) but God wants us to be both wise and generous with the wealth he has given us.

Scripture: Proverbs 30:1-9

Give Me Neither Poverty nor Riches

August 24, 2014  |  David Robinson
We should not seek after wealth (Pr. 30:7-9) but God wants us to be both wise and generous with the wealth he has given us.
Scripture: Proverbs 30:1-9

Education and the Mission of God

August 17, 2014  |  Scott Masson

If we reject the Lord of life we will reap a culture of death. Education in the knowledge of God and submission to His law-order is the basis for freedom, blessing, and a long life.

Education and the Mission of God

August 17, 2014  |  Scott Masson
If we reject the Lord of life we will reap a culture of death. Education in the knowledge of God and submission to His law-order is the basis for freedom, blessing, and a long life.

The House of the Wicked

August 10, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The house of the wicked seeks a statist utopia; but as God's new humanity in Christ we are to build the house of God which will expand to the recreation of all things.

Topic: Statism
Scripture: Proverbs 9:12-14

The House of the Wicked

August 10, 2014  |  Joe Boot
The house of the wicked seeks a statist utopia; but as God's new humanity in Christ we are to build the house of God which will expand to the recreation of all things.
Topic: Statism
Scripture: Proverbs 9:12-14

July

The Seduction of Folly

July 27, 2014  |  Scott Masson
The only path to wisdom is by faith in the blood of the Lamb, who loved us.
Scripture: Proverbs 7

The Seduction of Folly

July 27, 2014  |  Scott Masson

The only path to wisdom is by faith in the blood of the Lamb, who loved us.

Scripture: Proverbs 7
Wisdom for Life
Blog Entry

Wisdom for Life

July 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Wisdom is not given to Christians merely for a few limited activities related to the church, but rather for every field of endeavour.

The Unity of Wisdom

July 13, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The wisdom that made all things is the same wisdom that we are to apply in our lives and to teach to the next generation. The failure to do this creates a culture of folly.

Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-26

The Unity of Wisdom

July 13, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The wisdom that made all things is the same wisdom that we are to apply in our lives and to teach to the next generation. The failure to do this creates a culture of folly.

Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-26

The Call of Wisdom

July 6, 2014  |  David Robinson
Wisdom is to rightly apply God's law to every situation. The wisdom of Proverbs is given for the individual, for the home, for the church, and for society at large.
Scripture: Proverbs 1

The Call of Wisdom

July 6, 2014  |  David Robinson

Wisdom is to rightly apply God's law to every situation. The wisdom of Proverbs is given for the individual, for the home, for the church, and for society at large.

Scripture: Proverbs 1
Resenting Cultural Transformation
Blog Entry

Resenting Cultural Transformation

July 3, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot describes how Jonah's resentment and anger at God's mercy towards the Gentiles is woefully paralleled among many contemporary churches and Christians.

June

Jonah's Self-Pity

June 29, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jonah's self-pity so warped his moral sense that he had more compassion for a plant than for a city full of people. Our zeal for the truth, justice, and service of God must always be undergirded by love for and submission to the person of God Himself.

Jonah's Self-Pity

June 29, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Jonah's self-pity so warped his moral sense that he had more compassion for a plant than for a city full of people. Our zeal for the truth, justice, and service of God must always be undergirded by love for and submission to the person of God Himself.
Social Justice: A History
Lecture

Social Justice: A History

June 26, 2014  |  Scott Masson

Scott Masson gives a historical overview of how the philosophy behind the social justice movement developed in the west and now manifests itself in our culture.

Social Justice
Lecture

Social Justice

June 25, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot unpacks some contemporary notions of social justice and contrasts them with a Biblical understanding of justice.

Muslim Brotherhood, Immigration & Pride Parade

June 24, 2014  |  Scott Masson
EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson, and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, discuss the Muslim Brotherhood, the World Pride Parade in Toronto, and the immigration and refugee backlog in Canada.

The Calling and Fruits of Evangelism

June 22, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The humanism of our culture is burning out and idle utopian delusions occupy those waiting for the end. While humanism is committing suicide, this is a time of glorious opportunity to bring the saving Gospel of Jesus.

The Calling and Fruits of Evangelism

June 22, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The humanism of our culture is burning out and idle utopian delusions occupy those waiting for the end. While humanism is committing suicide, this is a time of glorious opportunity to bring the saving Gospel of Jesus.

Can Science Determine Human Values?

Can Science Determine Human Values?

June 19, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot discusses whether the methods of science can provide values for humanity and offers a critique of Sam Harris.

Ontario Election, Conservatism & Prostitution

June 17, 2014  |  Joe Boot
EICC founder Rev. Dr. Joe Boot and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, discuss the results of the recent provincial election in Ontario, what Conservatism is today, and the federal government's new legislation to deal with prostitution.

Prayers from a Watery Grave

June 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot
God disciplines us for our good in terms of His call upon our lives, bringing us back to His presence and to His word.

Prayers from a Watery Grave

June 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot

God disciplines us for our good in terms of His call upon our lives, bringing us back to His presence and to His word.

Mission of God, Islam and Western Culture
Debate (Sun News)

Mission of God, Islam and Western Culture

June 10, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot debates Britain's response to the influence of Islam in public education and the issue of Catholic teachers participating in the Toronto Pride Parade.

Moncton Shooting, Pride Parade & the Public Square

June 10, 2014  |  Scott Masson

EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson and Justin Trottier of the Canadian Secular Alliance discuss the Moncton shooting, Catholic teachers in the upcoming Pride Parade, and the growing degeneration of the public square.

The Sign of Jonah

June 8, 2014  |  David Robinson

Jonah is a sign that points us to Christ and calls us to godly repentance that leads to life.

Good is Evil and Evil is Good
Blog Entry

Good is Evil and Evil is Good

June 5, 2014  |  Joe Boot
If people are to knowingly live amidst and promote flagrant evil, such as the murder of unborn children, that evil must be rationalized and justified to avoid crippling guilt.
Topic: Justice

Social Justice

June 3, 2014  |  Joe Boot

EICC founder Rev. Dr. Joe Boot and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, discuss an increase in minimum wage and the meaning and implications of 'social justice'.

Who Is This That Even the Winds and Sea Obey Him?

June 1, 2014  |  Scott Masson

We cannot contravene God's calling and equipping of us. If we resist God's will, He often gives us over to our sin. In Jonah's case God used the storm to discipline His prophet.

May

Sexuality, Politics, & Culture

May 31, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In this lecture, Dr Boot shows how modern political liberalism no longer seeks justification or legitimisation for its vision of justice and morality in anything other than an evolving social contract. As a result sexual morality has been politicized and immorality and vice are rationalized by declaring immorality to be moral, injustice to be the new justice, and sin to be a human right.

Topic: Sexuality

The Runaway Prophet

May 25, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jonah's vision for ministry was at odds with Gods vision. As with all rebellion, Jonah's problem with God's call was moral, not intellectual. It is embracing the word and purpose of God that brings life and peace.

The Runaway Prophet

May 25, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jonah's vision for ministry was at odds with Gods vision. As with all rebellion, Jonah's problem with God's call was moral, not intellectual. It is embracing the word and purpose of God that brings life and peace.

Jonah and the Word of the Lord

May 18, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jonah was called out with a purpose to bring the message of mercy and judgment to the nations.

Jonah and the Word of the Lord

May 18, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Jonah was called out with a purpose to bring the message of mercy and judgment to the nations.

Dictatorship of the Egalitarians
Blog Entry

Dictatorship of the Egalitarians

May 12, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Developments in the Canadian courts point to the idolatry of the culture.

Searching for Truth: The Daily Devotion of the Christian Life

May 11, 2014  |  David Robinson
The Christian faith informs everything that we do and requires us to pursue our duties with excellence. Unified in prayer and hearing the Word obediently, Christians speak boldly and the Lord adds to our numbers those who are being saved.

Searching for Truth: The Daily Devotion of the Christian Life

May 11, 2014  |  David Robinson

The Christian faith informs everything that we do and requires us to pursue our duties with excellence. Unified in prayer and hearing the Word obediently, Christians speak boldly and the Lord adds to our numbers those who are being saved.

Searching for Truth: Rock of Ages

May 4, 2014  |  Scott Masson
The people of God in the body of Christ share in the redemptive renewal of a sin-spoiled creation.

Searching for Truth: Rock of Ages

May 4, 2014  |  Scott Masson

The people of God in the body of Christ share in the redemptive renewal of a sin-spoiled creation.

The Colour of Death and the Law of Life
Jubilee

The Colour of Death and the Law of Life

May 1, 2014  |  Joe Boot, Mark Musser, and Michael J. Oard

Rejecting the apocalyptic predictions and pseudo-science of the popular media does not mean a commitment to a misuse of God's creation - on the contrary. In Christ, we become God's redeemed gardeners, tilling and tending all things, turning creation into a culture to the glory of God.

April

Searching for Truth: The Great Bar

April 27, 2014  |  Joe Boot

When you deny judgement to a transcendant God at the end of history, final judgment is sought under the kingdom of man.

Scripture: Luke 12:13-21

Searching for Truth: The Great Bar

April 27, 2014  |  Joe Boot

When you deny judgment to a transcendant God at the end of history, final judgment is sought under the kingdom of man.

Scripture: Luke 12:13-21
Catholics at World Pride, Earth Day and more
Debate (Sun News)

Catholics at World Pride, Earth Day and more

April 23, 2014  |  Scott Masson

Scott Masson and Justin Trottier debate Catholics at WorldPride, Earth Day nonsense, and more.

Earth Day, David Cameron, Catholic Teachers Union and Millennials

April 22, 2014  |  Scott Masson

EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, discuss Earth Day and a Christian response to environmentalism, David Cameron on Britain as a Christian nation, the Catholic Teachers Union at Pride Parade, and whether or not millennials are lazy or smart.

Searching for Truth: The Rolling Stone

April 20, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The resurrection of Christ is the turning point which changes all of history. The Devil's power over the curse of death is broken, and for the Christian the sting of death is gone.

Scripture: Psalm 16

IVF Funding, Profanity in the Culture

April 16, 2014  |  Joe Boot
EICC founder Rev. Joe Boot and Gretta Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity, discuss profanity in the culture and issues surrounding funding for In Vitro Fertilization.
Is Justice Social?
Blog Entry

Is Justice Social?

April 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Among Christians today there is confusion about the meaning of justice, the promotion of 'social justice' and what the Bible really has to say about it all. It is the covenant of God that brings about human flourishing and true justice, not the lawless wrath of sinful man promoting envy and conflict in the name of social justice.

Topic: Justice

Searching for Truth: The Big Story

April 13, 2014  |  Joe Boot
The Bible gives us a big story about reality, beginning with paradise lost in Adam's Fall and culminating with paradise restored by Christ's redemption in the cross. God's people cannot merely admire the gospel; we need to rest in it, entrusting our whole beings to God in Christ.
Scripture: Luke 24:13-27

Searching for Truth: The Big Story

April 13, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The Bible gives us a big story about reality, beginning with paradise lost in Adam's Fall and culminating with paradise restored by Christ's redemption in the cross. God's people cannot merely admire the gospel; we need to rest in it, entrusting our whole beings to God in Christ.

Scripture: Luke 24:13-27
In Defence of Freedom of Speech
Debate (Sun News)

In Defence of Freedom of Speech

April 8, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Freedom of speech is more important than protecting against wounded sensibilities.

Gender Indentification, Public School Funding, Education & AIDS

April 8, 2014  |  Scott Masson
EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, debate gender identification on birth certificates, the oath to the queen as a requirement of citizenship, the funding of public education, and education as a solution to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Searching for Truth: Bible Bashers and the Authority of Scripture

April 6, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Everything comes to pass according to God's certain, infallible Word. Apart from God's Word we cannot know anything with certainty.

Searching for Truth: Bible Bashers and the Authority of Scripture

April 6, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Everything comes to pass according to God's certain, infallible Word. Apart from God's Word we cannot know anything with certainly.

Mission of God
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Mission of God

April 1, 2014  |  Joe Boot

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The Mission of God is a clarion call for Christians and God's church to awaken and recover a full-orbed gospel and comprehensive faith that recognizes and applies the salvation-victory and lordship of Jesus Christ to all creation: from the family, to education, evangelism, law, church, state and every other sphere.

Topic: Law

March

Searching for Truth: Echoes of Eden

March 30, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Human longings are a sign-post which points us to the only source of ultimate meaning and purpose, God Himself.

Searching for Truth: Echoes of Eden

March 30, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Human longings are a sign-post which points us to the only source of ultimate meaning and purpose, God Himself.

Searching for Truth: Worldview and Belief

March 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Our culture is characterized by ignorance and indifference about the most important matters of truth. But the truth matters and it deserves our careful attention and consideration.

Searching for Truth: Worldview and Belief

March 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Our culture is characterized by ignorance and indifference about the most important matters of truth. But the truth matters and it deserves our careful attention and consideration.

Abortion: A Sign of What is Worshipped
Lecture

Abortion: A Sign of What is Worshipped

March 19, 2014  |  Scott Masson

When we seek to act as gods, determing life and death for ourselves, we create a culture of death. The God of scripture alone determines life and death and it is in and through Jesus Christ that we can have abundant life.

Wish Fulfillment and Christianity
Blog Entry

Wish Fulfillment and Christianity

March 19, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot tackles the myth that Christianity is an anesthetic to help people soothe away their troubles and temporarily escape reality. Instead, he shows how its objective is to highlight and expose the root of our common problem [sin] and then to remove and overcome it through Jesus Christ.

The Value of Life and the Law of God
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The Value of Life and the Law of God

March 19, 2014  |  Joe Boot

With the decline of Christianity in our contemporary culture, the value of life has been lost. For the Christian, the law of God shows us the value and conditions of life.

Scripture: Psalm 139

Westboro Baptist, Quebec's Secular Charter, and Mandatory Vaccinations

March 18, 2014  |  Scott Masson

EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, discuss the death of the founder of Westboro Baptist Church, and debate the merits of the Secular Charter in Quebec and whether parents should have the choice to vaccinate their children or if the government should mandate the requirements for the good of public health.

The Tenth Commandment: The Secret of Contentment

The Tenth Commandment: The Secret of Contentment

March 16, 2014  |  David Robinson

The tenth commandment requires us to be fully content with our own condition and to be charitably disposed toward our neighbour.

9/11 Symbols, Campus Rape Culture

March 11, 2014  |  Scott Masson

EICC fellow Dr. Scott Masson and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, debate the symbols in the 9/11 memorial, censorship, whether there is a rape culture on university campuses, and the over-sexualization of society.

The Ninth Commandment: Speaking the Truth in Love

The Ninth Commandment: Speaking the Truth in Love

March 9, 2014  |  David Robinson

The ninth commandment is not only a negative prohibition against perjury, but it also governs all our speech and requires us to speak the truth in love.

The Ninth Commandment: Speaking the Truth in Love

The Ninth Commandment: Speaking the Truth in Love

March 9, 2014  |  David Robinson

The ninth commandment is not only a negative prohibition against perjury, but it also governs all our speech and requires us to speak the truth in love.

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal

March 2, 2014  |  Joe Boot

All theft is a violation of God's order and absolute ownership and thus it is first an offense against God. God institutes private property, commissioning the family as steward to work out the dominion mandate and to inherit the earth.

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal

March 2, 2014  |  Joe Boot

All theft is a violation of God's order and absolute ownership and thus it is first an offense against God. God institutes private property, commissioning the family as steward to work out the dominion mandate and to inherit the earth.

February

Ugandan Homosexuality Law

February 25, 2014  |  Scott Masson
EICC Dr. Scott Masson, and Gretta Vosper of West Hill United Church, debate the morality of the recently-passed law outlawing homosexual behaviour in Uganda, and related issues of religion, culture, and international relations.
The Seventh Commandment: Guarding Marriage

The Seventh Commandment: Guarding Marriage

February 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot

In a fallen world our feelings, instincts, and impulses are not normative for sexuality. God's law is the path to true freedom and joy.

The Seventh Commandment: Guarding Marriage

The Seventh Commandment: Guarding Marriage

February 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot
In a fallen world our feelings, instincts, and impulses are not normative for sexuality. God's law is the path to true freedom and joy.

Nudity at the Pride Parade

February 18, 2014  |  Joe Boot

EICC founder Joe Boot and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, debate the flouting of public nudity laws at the gay pride parade in Toronto.

The Sixth Commandment: The Lord of Life

The Sixth Commandment: The Lord of Life

February 16, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The sixth commandment forbids unlawful killing, and further requires preserving our own lives and those of others because of the image of God in man. It is beyond our authority to take life; it is purely God's prerogative.

Should Gagging the Truth be Tolerated?
Blog Entry

Should Gagging the Truth be Tolerated?

February 11, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot responds to Michael Coren in the ongoing debate about Christianity, homosexuality and free speech.

Topic: Sexuality
The Fifth Commandment: Honour your Father and Mother

The Fifth Commandment: Honour your Father and Mother

February 9, 2014  |  Scott Masson
We learn about God as Father when our fathers and mothers act in accordance with God's fatherly presence. We're to educate and build for the future and as a consequence the world grows under God's dominion.
The Fifth Commandment: Honour your Father and Mother

The Fifth Commandment: Honour your Father and Mother

February 9, 2014  |  Scott Masson

We learn about God as Father when our fathers and mothers act in accordance with God's fatherly presence. We're to educate and build for the future and as a consequence the world grows under God's dominion.

The Revelation of God in Creation

February 8, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The creative act of God recorded in Genesis lays out the literal meaning for the rest of the Bible. In the Christian worldview, creation and redemption stand in an absolute historical continuum together. A proper understanding of God's revelation in creation requires a proper understanding of his Word which interprets the world.

The Meaning of Evolution

February 7, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Evolution is a worldview which affects how we think about every area: pyschology, human morality, history and literature. Joe Boot discusses how the popular form of this idea arose and how it stands at odds with a biblical understanding of the world.

The Power of Two-ism and the One-ist Lie

February 5, 2014  |  Joe Boot
An address to Christians who are trying to understand how to share the gospel, and non-Christians who are interested in the Christian answer to the questions of life.
Scripture: John 1:1-14
The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

February 2, 2014  |  Joe Boot
God restricts our work time to bless us and to free us. Endless work is slavery and leads to death, because God's covenant law is built into the very fabric of creation. As a consequence of abandoning Sabbath rest, people become restless, stressed, overworked, unhealthy, and poor.
The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

February 2, 2014  |  Joe Boot

God restricts our work time to bless us and to free us. Endless work is slavery and leads to death, because God's covenant law is built into the very fabric of creation. As a consequence of abandoning Sabbath rest, people become restless, stressed, overworked, unhealthy, and poor.

January

The Third Commandment: Taking the Name

The Third Commandment: Taking the Name

January 26, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The Maker, Sustainer, and Governor of all things, our Lord and Savour, has a great name honoured above all others.  God's name is taken in vain whenever we use it without due consideration and reverence.

The Third Commandment: Taking the Name

The Third Commandment: Taking the Name

January 26, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The Maker, Sustainer, and Governor of all things, our Lord and Savour, has a great name honoured above all others.  God's name is taken in vain whenever we use it without due consideration and reverence.

Financial Aid to Palestine, Affirmative Action, and Gender

January 21, 2014  |  Joe Boot
EICC founder Rev. Joe Boot and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, debate whether Canada should provide financial aid to the Palestinians, whether affirmative action is beneficial, and the implications of gender fluidity.
The Second Commandment: You shall not make a graven image

The Second Commandment: You shall not make a graven image

January 19, 2014  |  David Robinson

We are prone to making God who we want him to be. We fashion him according to our desires and expectations. However, it is God who is remaking us in his image. The second commandment addresses the sinful desire to make God in our image and likeness.

The Second Commandment: You shall not make a graven image

The Second Commandment: You shall not make a graven image

January 19, 2014  |  David Robinson

We are prone to making God who we want him to be. We fashion him according to our desires and expectations. However, it is God who is remaking us in his image. The second commandment addresses the sinful desire to make God in our image and likeness.

What's in a Word: Queering Children and the Classroom
Blog Entry

What's in a Word: Queering Children and the Classroom

January 17, 2014  |  Joe Boot

A response to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education's action plan, "Building Bridges: Queer Families in Early Childhood Education."

Topic: Education
Faith Matters
Debate (Sun News)

Faith Matters

January 15, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot and Justin Trottier of the Canadian Secular Alliance debate religious accomodation, LGBT education, and more.

Topic: Education
The First Commandment: Ultimate Allegiance

The First Commandment: Ultimate Allegiance

January 12, 2014  |  Joe Boot

All other loyalties and affections find their rightful places as we put God first in everything.

Scripture: Exodus 20:1-3
The First Commandment: Ultimate Allegiance

The First Commandment: Ultimate Allegiance

January 12, 2014  |  Joe Boot

All other loyalties and affections find their rightful places as we put God first in everything.

Scripture: Exodus 20:1-3
Community, Social Financing and the Role of the State
Blog Entry

Community, Social Financing and the Role of the State

January 8, 2014  |  Joe Boot

God's Word provides direction for social financing, apart from the state bureaucracy.

Topic: The Church

Social Justice

January 7, 2014  |  Joe Boot
EICC founder Rev. Joe Boot and Justin Trottier, spokesperson for the Canadian Secular Alliance, debate whether we are too reliant on government to provide for our security, or whether government intervention is undercutting freedom and dignity in our society