A Dualling Dynamic

While a conversation about colonialism in the PCC is vital and overdue – as described in my May 2nd column – there’s another dynamic begging to be addressed. Mostly absent from April’s Renewal Day discussion was the voice of those in orthodoxy who believe they have no future ... Read more

Addressing the Colonial Mindset

We mix and mingle among those with whom we're most comfortable. Shared interests and culture are at the top of the list. As a student at Knox College, I was delighted to find people from my same culture and age group. We hit it off and stuck together. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't make much of an attempt to get to know those whose first language was not English … Read more

2020 Renewal Day and AGM

More than 100 people joined us for our first online Renewal Day and AGM on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, using Zoom Webinar. The theme was "20/20 Vision: Vigilant and Vital." Speaker Rev. Jonathan Hong, of Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church, spoke about the current theological division in the denomination ... Read more

Reflections on COVID-19

Dr. Clyde Ervine engages the COVID-19 pandemic theologically to discern possible lessons for God’s people as they pursue faithfulness. Two months ago, I was enjoying spring weather in Northern Ireland, the place of my birth, meeting family and old friends, talking about this and that, but not about the topic we’ve talked about ever since ... Read more

Renewal News – Spring 2020

In this issue: Renewal Day and AGM goes online; Dispelling Disorder, Embracing Truth – Ian Shaw, RF Board Chair; One Man's Holy Dissent – Rev. George Anderson; Orthodoxy in the PCC: Where It's At – A summary of the online discussions; Overtures from five congregations; Board profile: Jillian McWhinnie ... Read more

Response to COVID-19

Churches everywhere have responded quickly to the pandemic precautions. It's inspiring. It's powerful. It's a witness to the truth that the church will never die. And it testifies to the dictum that the church is reformed and continues to do so. In this section, we've created a menu of items in which we can tell ... Read more

Online Worship

The Renewal Fellowship would like to publicize churches that are livestreaming Sunday worship services for the benefit of those whose churches are unable to do so. If your congregation is web-casting this Sunday, please send the instructions, and we will publicize it. Here is the information that we have so far ... Read more

Ministry

How now shall we live as pastors, elders, caregivers and believers with a heart for the Gospel and the Great Commission? We may be prevented from most human contact outside our families and close associates, but there are many ways to reach people and to interact. Online meeting tools. There are many options: Zoom, GoTo ... Read more

Help

We're not all tech savvy. But it's not difficult to learn. Here are a few selected sources of information. YouTube is a user-friendly way to record and upload and share your videos. For those with zero experience, here's a primer: Create a new channel. You'll need a gmail address to start, so watch the video ... Read more