April

Understanding Virtual Reality
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Understanding Virtual Reality

April 27, 2017  |  Steven Martins

Virtual Reality technology is positioning itself as the next frontier in technology, across a range of industries. How do we understand this technology as a cultural product, with its attendant risks and advantages?

Topic: Science
Doing all things in Hope
Interview (Cornerstones)

Doing all things in Hope

April 24, 2017  |  Joe Boot and David Robinson

The Christian life is characterized by hopefulness. The cultural mandate means that everything we do is motivated by a looking forward to Christ's restoration of all things.

News Update: Wilberforce Academy Fall 2017
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News Update: Wilberforce Academy Fall 2017

April 23, 2017  |  EICC

Important information and dates regarding the Wilberforce Academy, September 2017.

Gospel Community

April 23, 2017  |  Dennis Doty

As we engage the evil spiritual forces on this age, we work tegether as representatives of Christ the King relying on the Sword of the Spirit and prayer.

Gospel Community

April 23, 2017  |  Dennis Doty

As we engage the evil spiritual forces of this age, we work tegether as representatives of Christ the King relying on the Sword of the Spirit and prayer.

The Word of Life
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The Word of Life

April 18, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The power of God on display in the resurrection is a word of grace and life for the disciples and for us.

Scripture: Mark 16:1-20
Word of the Risen King

Word of the Risen King

April 16, 2017  |  Joe Boot
God's Word upholds everything moment by moment. The total coherence and dependence of the creation refers us back to the Creator God.
Word of the Risen King

Word of the Risen King

April 16, 2017  |  Joe Boot

God's Word upholds everything moment by moment. The total coherence and dependence of the creation refers us back to the Creator God.

Golgotha's Hill or Mt. Olympus?
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Golgotha's Hill or Mt. Olympus?

April 12, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Several Greeks witnessed Jesus' triumphal entry and desired to see Him. This event leading up to the Lord's crucifixion parallels the Eastern magi coming to the manger at His birth, fulfilling Jesus' words that many will come to Him from the East and the West.

Topic: Salvation
Scripture: John 12:20-26
The Beginnings of Restoration
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Beginnings of Restoration

April 12, 2017  |  Joe Boot and David Robinson

The Easter story is the story of the beginning of Christ's promise to make all things new. As the firstborn from among the dead, Jesus is fulfilling the original mandate given to Adam and Eve.

Christ the Second Adam
Interview (Cornerstones)

Christ the Second Adam

April 11, 2017  |  Joe Boot and David Robinson

The depiction of Christ as the second Adam is a challenge to dualistic Greco-Roman ideology and an affirmation of the goodness of God's material creation

Are Christians Free to Express their Faith?

April 10, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Terry Sanderson
Freedom of speech has been a founding value of Western democracies, but is increasingly under threat from various interest groups. Joe Boot visits Prmier Christian Radio and debates Terry Sanderson of the UK-based National Secular Society on some of the recent cases infringing on Christian liberty, from bakeries to academics.
Topic: Culture
Trailblazers - Christian Biography and Testimony
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Trailblazers - Christian Biography and Testimony

April 10, 2017  |  Joe Boot, James K. A. Smith, R.A. Sheats, and Ben House

The stories, testimonies and profiles of our godly forebears are a powerful and direct link to the past, allowing us to see major historical events and eras through the eyes of those who lived through and participated in them. Such a unique perspective serves not only to enlarge our understanding of history, it also provides insight into the character of these men and women we study. It is instructive for us to consider particularly the impact of some of those saints of old who were concerned with building a godly social order. There are valuable lessons to be learned from the lives of these trailblazing figures.

Tried and Torn

Tried and Torn

April 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Christ's enemies at his crucifixion behaved just as the enemies of the Gospel do today. And so, for today's Church, the crucifixion exemplifies God's love and the world's hostility.

Tried and Torn

Tried and Torn

April 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Christ's enemies at his crucifixion behaved just as the enemies of the Gospel do today. And so, for today's Church, the crucifixion exemplifies God's love and the world's hostility.

The Hope of the Resurrection
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Hope of the Resurrection

April 6, 2017  |  Joe Boot and David Robinson

Christ's resurrection is a historical event with historic implications for all of life. It is the basis of our Christian hope.

Christ on Trial

Christ on Trial

April 2, 2017  |  David Robinson

For the sake of the gospel we must be prepared to repent of our sins, deny ourselves, and lose our lives.

March

The Achilles Heel of Islam
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The Achilles Heel of Islam

March 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The recent anti-Islamophobia motion sets a dangerous precedent for free speech, however this should not surprise us. Learn how the very nature of Islam and doctrine of Allah tends to the use of pure force, without a natural place for reason or grace.

Topic: Theology
The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

March 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot
Unlike Adam who failed at his calling and hid from God, Christ struggles through prayer and serves as the obedient Son to restore all creation back to God.
The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

March 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Unlike Adam who failed at his calling and hid from God, Christ struggles through prayer and serves as the obedient Son to restore all creation back to God.

At the Lord's Table

At the Lord's Table

March 19, 2017  |  David Robinson
Christians are called to work for the kingdom and to pursue a life of watching in contemplation and prayer.
At the Lord's Table

At the Lord's Table

March 19, 2017  |  David Robinson

Christians are called to work for the kingdom and to pursue a life of watching in contemplation and prayer.

The Democratic Delusion
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The Democratic Delusion

March 16, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The deep-seated crookedness of the human heart due to sin means that the problem of wisdom, truth and justice for the social order cannot be solved by man's efforts to forcibly rearrange society.

Topic: Humanism
The Olivet Discourse

The Olivet Discourse

March 12, 2017  |  Joe Boot

In answering the disciples' question about the destruction of the temple, Jesus foretells signs of an imminent temporal event which will take place in the lifetime of his audience. Instead of end times speculation, the church needs to be busy with gospel proclamation and mission.

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

March 5, 2017  |  David Robinson

Knowing the text of Scripture is not the same as knowing the powerful Word of God. Knowing the love of God personally gives us a heart that will love God whole-heartedly as well as our neighbour.

Counter-Revolutionary Sexuality
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Counter-Revolutionary Sexuality

March 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The biblical context of marriage, affirmed and reinforced by Jesus Christ, is the original divine ordinance, and the foundation on which any functional civilization is to be built.

Topic: Marriage

February

The Stone the Builders Rejected

The Stone the Builders Rejected

February 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

We have received a kingdom and an inheritance, but woe to us if we now take offence at God's Word. The Lord will crush those who deny Him the fruit of His vineyard.

Note: the video is missing the first two minutes of this sermon but it is available on the audio-only file via the "Listen" link.

The Stone the Builders Rejected

The Stone the Builders Rejected

February 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot
We have received a kingdom and an inheritance, but woe to us if we now take offence at God's Word. The Lord will crush those who deny Him the fruit of His vineyard.
Revolutionary Sexuality
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Revolutionary Sexuality

February 21, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Human beings are inherently sexual creatures, created male and female, in the image of God. It should not surprise us, then, that revolt against God is expressed in decidedly sexual ways.

Topic: Sexuality
Scripture: Genesis 1:27
Jesus and the Temple

Jesus and the Temple

February 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.

Jesus and the Temple

Jesus and the Temple

February 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.
The Faith of William Wilberforce
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Faith of William Wilberforce

February 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Steven Martins

It isn't possible to separate Wilberforce's faith from his career in public office. His tireless campaigning against slavery was a direct result of his Christian belief that man is made in the image of God and that life matters.

What is Love?

What is Love?

February 14, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The apostle Paul tells us that love is the fulfillment of the law, but on what basis do we decide how that love is to be expressed?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Romans 13:10
On the Road to Jerusalem

On the Road to Jerusalem

February 12, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert

Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God: Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer; He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled; and it was His delight to do the Father's will.

On the Road to Jerusalem

On the Road to Jerusalem

February 12, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert
Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God. Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer. He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled. It was His delight to do the Father's will.
What the Anti-Islamophobia Motion Really Means
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What the Anti-Islamophobia Motion Really Means

February 9, 2017  |  Steven Martins

The Canadian House of Commons recently gave unanimous approval to an anti-Islamophobia Motion. What does this mean for freedom, justice and society?

Topic: Culture
The Example of William Wilberforce
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Example of William Wilberforce

February 6, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Steven Martins

Christians called to public office have a responsibility to be true salt and light in their position; social policy is reflective of social norms, and if we will not uphold a biblical standard for a just society, we will inevitably uphold an anti-biblical standard.

Inheriting Eternal Life

Inheriting Eternal Life

February 5, 2017  |  David Robinson
Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.
Inheriting Eternal Life

Inheriting Eternal Life

February 5, 2017  |  David Robinson

Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.

January

Art History Revisited
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Art History Revisited

January 30, 2017  |  Calvin Seerveld

With a balanced, accessible style that will appeal to both the amateur and the art student, Calvin Seerveld explains that art is a fundamental cultural activity, and art history is a key way to orient the next generation to understand our human task. 

A Question about Divorce

A Question about Divorce

January 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot
Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.
A Question about Divorce

A Question about Divorce

January 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Repent of the Reformation
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Archbishop of Canterbury: Repent of the Reformation

January 27, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a joint statement urging repentance for the Reformation's "lasting damage." However, this exhortation is unclear and focuses on all the wrong things.
Topic: The Church
Dualism in the Church

Dualism in the Church

January 24, 2017  |  Andrew Sandlin

The Platonic idea of dualism has been widely discredited, except among some Christians. The ideology that abandons the created world is one that also abandons the Christian cultural task.

Topic: Dualism
Greatness in the Kingdom

Greatness in the Kingdom

January 22, 2017  |  Joe Boot

When we selflessly serve the needs of others, we embody God's ministerial authority. Kingdom service is true greatness because behind kingdom service is the omnipotent power of God.

Do Black Lives Really Matter?
Interview (Cornerstones)

Do Black Lives Really Matter?

January 18, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Steven Martins

Contemporary social justice movements like Black Lives Matter operate on a problematic and dangerous understanding of the nature of justice.

Glory and Power

Glory and Power

January 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.

Glory and Power

Glory and Power

January 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.
Who Defines Justice?

Who Defines Justice?

January 13, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Many churches and governments in our age have abandoned true justice in favour of whatever the state decrees. However, if we will not have a transcendent standard for justice, there can be no true definition of it.

Topic: Justice
January Blues & Holographic Girlfriends
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January Blues & Holographic Girlfriends

January 8, 2017  |  Joe Boot

As we enter a New Year, let us decide whether we will be led by the Word of God revealed in Christ Jesus, or by a substitute word of man's own design.

Scripture: Matthew 2:5-6
Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing

January 8, 2017  |  David Robinson
Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.
Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing

January 8, 2017  |  David Robinson

Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.

What is the Standard for Justice?

What is the Standard for Justice?

January 6, 2017  |  Joe Boot

If we will not look to God's infallible Word to learn about justice, how will we define it?

Topic: Justice
The Healing of Nations

The Healing of Nations

January 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins

When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Healing of Nations

The Healing of Nations

January 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins
When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.