Editor’s opinion: I believe Christianity needs to be ‘reborn’ in a form more palatable to the 21st century. I do not know what this would look like, but suspect it will be substantially different from what we see now, at least in its outward forms. At the moment, there are probably more Christians outside of the Church than in it.
By Sidney Coles, Capital Daily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The fiscal reality that churches are increasingly less viable solely as places of worship is repeating itself across the country. Unable to count on tithes or bums in seats, churches have been either closing their doors or selling off and re-purposing their assets in a land and real estate market only too happy to receive them. And it’s paying big dividends.
Continue reading Mission or market? Churches are not always on the right side of the housing crisis.
“ What Hollyhock is bringing to the world in 2023 is personal growth for social transformation. I’m really excited to see the world opening up, but with a recognition that things need to change. Cortes offers a really unique perspective on that because it’s an island. It’s a small community of people who know each other and there is the opportunity to live a more sustainable lifestyle here. When I think of Hollyhock at its best, it’s a leadership or a learning lab for what could be and I think that Cortes is a huge part of that,” said Peter Wrinch, the CEO of Hollyhock.
Continue reading Hollyhock: the road ahead for 2023
One of the core beliefs of the Campbell River Vineyard is that God is speaking to us. There is a Rama Space in their church. People who receive a word, vision or relevant scripture reference can explain to the congregation what the Lord has put on their hearts. So Cortes Currents asked Senior Pastors Barry and Nancy Kaardal, ‘How does God speak to us?’
Continue reading Two Campbell River Pastors explain how God speaks
There was much more than artwork in the ‘Sacred Dreamscapes’ exhibit at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery in July. Both of the artists, Kira MacDuffee and Majie Lavergne, are psychotherapists who have described their work as depictions of their ‘inner worlds.’ I was off island at the time, but requested an interview. MacDuffee consented to describe her pilgrimage when I returned.
Continue reading Sacred Dreamscapes: A peek into Kira MacDuffee’s inner world
By David Venn, Nunatsiaq News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Approximately 1,000 people gathered outside Nakasuk Elementary School Friday evening to hear Pope Francis apologize for abuses committed by some Catholics within the residential school system.
Continue reading Protest, cheers, greet Pope Francis on stage in Iqaluit