The following is the speech Kevin Vickers gave in November of 2015 during the launch of Faith in Canada 150 at the CBC Headquarters in Toronto. While his story is quite unique, it’s also quite familiar to many Canadians of faith who seek to live out of their deepest beliefs and convictions every day. Although most of us only know of Kevin Vickers because of his heroic actions during the tragic events that befell the Canadian Parliament in 2014, much of Kevin’s earliest life is marked by the profound habit-shaping formation that gave him the resources to not only act, but seek forgiveness, when his character was put to an ultimate test.
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Shyly silent before non-believing friends, Tricia Friesen Reed’s heart is filled with the God of love of who burns in anger at the world’s injustice, and dies to heal it.
Historian and professor George Rawlyk was a bear of a man who was tapped to become a professional football player, but opted for a scholarly life of research, writing and teaching, mostly about evangelical religion’s role in Canadian history.