TORONTO, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Dr. William Brackney, Chair and Acting Administrator of the Canadian Bible Society announced today that Don Posterski, has been engaged as Executive Director of a new Resource Innovation Department.
TORONTO, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - The Canadian Bible Society is pleased to announce that Dr. William Brackney, Chair of the Board of Governors, has been appointed to the Pioneer MacDonald Chair of Baptist Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College.
January 23, 2017 — Toronto, ON
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
TORONTO – (Canadian Christian News Service) – Employees of the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) will join with Canadians from coast-to-coast November 11 in marking Remembrance Day, to honour the memory of members of the Canadian Forces who have died in the line of duty. For more than a century, CBS has maintained an important relationship with Canada’s service personnel, providing our military men and women with more than a million copies (estimated) of the Christian Scriptures throughout that time.
It was at the beginning of the First World War in 1914, that CBS representatives first approached the federal government, offering to provide free New Testaments (with Psalms and Proverbs) to every man in the Expeditionary Forces. The Militia Department accepted the Canadian Bible Society’s offer, and so began the production of a special edition, khaki-bound book, bearing the Canadian Coat of Arms. The inside inscription included a quote from the biblical book of Joshua: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 NIV
From that time, the special edition New Testaments were printed in several iterations over the years, with variations in size, cover, and additional content.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
TORONTO – (Canadian Christian News Service) – As summer fades into fall in Canada, and students once again fill classrooms from coast-to-coast, the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is reaching out to equip some of them with God’s Word.
In partnership with International Student Ministries Canada—a Christian charitable organization whose vision is to empower international students to impact the world through Jesus Christ—CBS will be distributing over 1,000 Bibles, New Testaments and testimonies (of previous international students) to young adults newly arrived in Canada.
International Student Ministries Canada (ISMC) focuses on reaching international students during their time in this country, providing friendship and helping them adjust to Canadian culture and their new learning context.
“We really see how these gifts [of the Scriptures] speak to them,” says Stephen Scott of International Student Ministries Canada. “As they embrace the truth, it transforms their lives.”
“The Canadian Bible Society exists to translate, publish, and distribute the Christian Scriptures,” says Jonathan Dent “and to promote and encourage the use of the Bible, here in Canada and around the world. In partnership with ISMC, we are able to put God’s Word into the hands of young people who will take it back to their home countries, their families, or wherever God calls them.”
Wednesday August 3, 2016
TORONTO – (Canadian Christian News Service) –This summer, thousands of Canadian children and youth will attend summer camps from coast to coast. Many of them will receive a free copy of the Adventure for Life Bible, designed especially for them.
Each summer, the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) extends its engagement with Canadian children and youth who attend Christian camps. “The response to the Adventure for Life Bible is overwhelmingly positive,” says Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent, National Director of the Canadian Bible Society. “Camp staff recognize the value of a Bible geared specifically to the camp experience, and young campers are thrilled to receive their own free Bible,” he says. “The Adventure for Life Bible includes the entire Scriptures in an easy-to-read New Living Translation as well as sections on how to read the Bible, how to pray, what the Bible says about forgiveness, great Bible chapters, where to find specific topics or stories, and what to read in specific circumstances.”
Since its publication in 2015, more than 31,000 copies of the Adventure for Life (Child) Bible – created especially for children who attend Canadian Christian camps – were distributed to campers across Canada. An additional 7,800+ copies of the youth version of the Bible were also distributed.
Friday, June 24, 2016
TORONTO – (Canadian Christian News Service) – One of Canada’s most mature Christian ministries celebrates a significant anniversary in June. The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) turns 110 on June 26.
On the cusp of its 111th year, CBS is strategically poised for continuing impact for years to come.
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent, the newly appointed National Director of CBS, will lead the growing ministry team, shepherding the organization forward in its work of connecting people with the life-changing power of God’s Word through translation, publication, distribution, and engagement.
Dent says, “Like any milestone birthday, our 110th presents an ideal opportunity to give thanks to God, our donors, and our partners in ministry for all that has happened in the past, and to look forward with anticipation to a new era of ministry in Canada and around the world.”
Looking forward strategically involves acknowledgement of what has already been achieved. 2015 was a banner year for CBS as the organization adopted a strategic plan to chart its course over the next several years. CBS also launched new initiatives and strengthened existing partnerships and projects in the four focal points of translation, publication, distribution, and engagement.
Friday May 6, 2016
TORONTO—(Canadian Christian News Service)—The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is mobilizing resources and meeting with local ministry leaders as they support those who have been evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes and communities as devastating wildfires continue to rage out of control.
“A disaster like this hard to believe at times,” says Marvin Busenius, Director of Ministry Advancement, Alberta, British Columbia for CBS. “I have been meeting with pastors and other church and ministry staff from the Fort McMurray area, many of whom know they have lost their own homes. I’ve also had talks with representatives from Christian organizations, including the Salvation Army and Samaritan's Purse, to strategize about how best to get helpful resources into the hands of those who urgently need them.”
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Inuktitut Bible is being revised.
Inuktitut is the language of some 30,000 Inuit living in the Eastern Arctic and Northern Quebec.
The translation of the whole Bible into Inuktitut was completed 3 years ago, the fruit of a 25 year collaboration between the Anglican Church of Canada (Diocese of the Arctic) and the Canadian Bible Society.
Speaking of the old Labrador Inuit translation (a different dialect from Inuktitut), Reverend Jonas Allooloo affirms: “God used the old translation, even though it was not perfect. God still used it to make new disciples. With the new translation we have produced, it is better understood now. Many people are overjoyed.” Reverend Allooloo is Dean of St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and is one of the long term members of the Inuktitut translation team.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
TORONTO, Ontario — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) — The world – and especially Canadians who make up the majority of foreign visitors to Cuba – are watching and waiting as American/Cuban relations reach the warmest level they have been in decades.
Cuba is a favourite tourist destination for Canadians – and it is a country where the Church has flourished under difficult conditions for years. The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is partnering with the United Bible Societies to help provide the Cuban Church, and ordinary Cuban Christians, with one million Bibles in the next 18 months.
“The Canadian Bible Society is coming alongside the Church in Cuba, a church that grows by 15 percent each year, to provide Bibles that will change lives by bringing God’s Word to the people there,” says Alain Montano Hdez, leader of the Cuban Biblical Commission. “This is a country where scraps of Scripture have been passed on pieces of paper hand-to-hand between believers, because Bibles just were not available.”