Renewal News – Summer 2019

In This Issue: GA 2019: a way forward? – Andy CornellThe trouble with norms – Ian ShawStage set for Barrier battleRF board to respond to remitsRenewal for the next generation – Lauren and Jillian McWhinnieRF's Knox College bursary revivedAuthentic Biblical thinking – Ian ShawPowerful, Spirit-led prayer – Andy CornellEffective Gospel witness – John ParkIt's a ... Read more

A Letter to Evangelicals

The decision of the 145th General Assembly to adopt option "B" in the Report of the Special Committee of Former Moderators and the subsequent Remits on Human Sexuality and Marriage have caused a range of responses among members of the Renewal Fellowship and throughout our denomination. As a result of a meeting at Vaughan Community ... Read more

General Assembly 2019

WOW! We didn't see that coming. 145th General Assembly lived up its advanced billing. It was intense, deeply emotional, and contentious. In the end, commissioners choose Pathway B – Inclusion – that disappointed and dismayed us. However, the remits (printed below), to be sent down to presbyteries for approval, propose a much less exclusionary avenue. ... Read more

Renewal News – Spring 2019

In This Issue: ● General Assembly 2019: Start Praying – Rev. Andy Cornell, Executive Director ● A Day of Renewal – April 6 at Grace West Hill, Scarborough, Ontario ● Where Vertical Meets Horizontal – Practicing Collective Neighbourliness – Jason McKinney, Wycliffe Institute of Evangelism ● Logging Off and Looking In – A Lenten Reflection – Rev. Ian Shaw, Board Chair ● Pre-Assembly Conference Planned – Street Level – Christine O'Reilly ● Hospitality: Are our congregations truly prepared for visitors? ● A Death and Life Reflection – Rev. Ian Shaw, Board Chair ● Meet a Board Member – Rev. Stan Cox ● Congregations Spread Their Wings – Twitter ● Wanting Too Little – Expectancy Deficit Disorder – Diane Eaton ● Andy Cornell's Speaking Schedule ● Current Board Members and Staff … Read more

Meet Our Administrative Assistant

Kyoungsoo Hwang began her new position as Renewal Fellowship Administrative Assistant on January 1, 2019. She replaced Bill Harrison, who retired after almost 20 years in the job. Kyoungsoo brings a vibrant faith and a wealth of experience to the job. After graduating from Western University’s Master of Library and Information Science program in 2002, ... Read more

GA 2018: Collision Avoided.

WATERLOO -- Faced with a divisive vote on same-sex marriage, General Assembly 2018 chose a more peaceful path, directing a special committee of former moderators to recommend a way forward in an effort to preserve unity. The committee, which will consist of moderators from 2005-2017, is tasked "to propose a way ahead that allows the ... Read more

Print Resources for the PCC Human Sexuality Discussions

There has been a request for resources that come from an evangelical/conservative point of view.
A Letter from the Committee on Church Doctrine in response to the Body, Mind and Soul Study Guide.
Video Resources: The Presbytery of Hamilton hosted a day-long forum entitled "Speaking Truth in Love: A Forum on Human Sexuality" on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. Videos are posted from presentations by Clyde Ervine, Kevin Livingston and Karla Wubbenhorst. … Read More
Print Resources: Links following the titles are where e-books or hard copies may be purchased. … Read More
Channels Articles: 13 articles on sexuality have appeared on this site in the past. … Read More