I have a heart for God and I have a heart for the church! Growing up, I was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in a small town called Cochrane, Ontario. At 15 years of age I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and then down to the Moneta, Virginia. In September of 2014, my wife and I moved to Toronto. So, all in all, I have split my life living between Canada and the United States. Doing so has given me a vantage point from both perspectives.
After this most recent Presidential Election, I realized there are some stereotypical myths that many US Christians and Canadian Christians hold that potentially can be broken down as we look to grow together. This list is not exhaustive but I hope it it helpful to Canadians and Americans alike!
In my second post I will address the ways Americans might learn from Canadians but in this initial one I wanted to address this to my fellow Canadians.
Ten Things Canadians Should Remember About the US
The Gospel Changes Everything
Ultimately, I believe the gospel of Jesus changes everything. It says that all men and women were created in the image of God for a purpose and a plan. Thus, in the grand scheme of eternity we are not viewed by God as Canadian or American. We are viewed as his children. I love this and it gives me so much hope!
If you are living in Canada or the US, I would love to hear your thoughts? Do these points make sense? Is there something you would add? I want to learn!