Unreached People Groups

It is estimated that of the 7.47 billion people alive in the world today, 3.15 billion of them live in unreached people groups with little or no access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. According to Joshua Project, there are approximately 16800 unique people groups in the world with about 6900 of them considered unreached. The vast majority (95%)…

Alberta’s unexplored Sikh history documented for first time

Not many know Sikh immigrants have been living and working here since before Alberta was a province. The role Sikhs have played in shaping Alberta’s history is being documented by a Calgary professor who’s gathering stories and documents from that community dating back the early 1900s. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-sikh-immigrants-history-1.4832501

Sikh Population Around The World

Population of Sikhs in the world is around 27 million. That makes Sikhs 0.39% of the world population. Out of these 27 million approximately 83% live in India with 76% of all Sikhs living in Punjab.This is the only place where Sikhs are in the majority. Read more from Oxford Sikhs

Luis Palau on Fearless Evangelism

Evangelism is the best form of social action. It deals with the root of the problem, not with the symptoms. Yet why do we shrink away from it—what are we afraid of? Luis Palau addresses our fears in light of Christ and the power of the Spirit to not only better, but change lives. Read…

Bhangra, Cows and Parmesan Cheese

Bhangra, Cows and Parmesan Cheese

Narinder Singh, a young Sikh takes a pair of shoes from another worshiper who has just arrived at the Gurdwara.  A few steps behind him are several metal shelves full of shoes in all colors and sizes. As I look around in the big compound, I see many more worshippers walking up the stairs to…

Releasing Resources: Diaspora & Dollars

Affirmed and motivated, the diaspora Christians can be major contributors in supporting the global mission enterprise. “That is impossible. We have limited resources.” These are words I hear quite frequently in response to the challenge for national churches of low to middle-income countries to accelerate their participation in global missions. It is unfortunate that many…

Religious Pluralism in the Context of the 21st Century Global Diaspora

A Case of Canadian Pluralistic Communities and the Evangelical Response Migration or diaspora, the movement of people from one region to another, has at least four major off-shoots. These are: urbanization, multi-culturalism, “hybridity,” and in places where cultural diversity is embraced – religious pluralism. This is true in my own country, Canada, and of our…

Discipleship Essentials, Discipleship Applied, and the Life of Jesus

Who is Jesus? What do we know about him? Does Jesus ask anything of us? Because Jesus is central to the Christian faith, it is vital for followers of Jesus to know Him and more about him; and for those exploring Christianity, to know what makes Jesus Christ unique, and worthy of our discipleship, devotion,…

Reaching the Scattered: The Sikhs in my Neighborhood

I was in our neighborhood mall the other night, when I encountered my old friend, who once served as vice president of my denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. It was during his term in the early 1980s that the First Filipino Alliance Church (FFAC) in Edmonton was envisioned. I had the privilege…

Sikhs and South Asians in Spain -Stories from the road side (2018)

Sikhs and South Asians in Spain -Stories from the road side (2018)

Sunday morning in ‘El Raval’ one of Barcelona’s multi-ethnic neighborhoods. The streets are filled with people from diverse cultures including Pakistanis and people from India. The low-cost housing and easy access to public transport makes this neighborhood an economical place for immigrants. We made our way to the Gurdwara through one of the narrow backstreets…