Whenever I do an online event, I prepare for it by converting my basement office space into a studio format. It's not a complicated transition, but it does mean that I use a different chair, raise my computer to eye level by placing it on three fairly thick books, tip the screen forward to hide the window behind me, and unplug the phone to prevent interruptions. (Yes, we still have a land line!) This is especially important if the event is being recorded to be posted publicly later. This adaptable venue is the nerve centre for my Global Scholars work. It's a cosy workspace and, with the proper adjustments, a quite adequate studio. I made this transition just last week when I spoke online with this year's Cardus NextGen cohort.

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed on the subject of Neo-Calvinism and politics for the Grace in Common podcast: Grace in Common interview. The subject was my first book, my chapter for a forthcoming book edited by two of the interviewers, and a final plug for my next book, "Citizenship Without Illusions."

Christian Courier published three of my recent columns. The first two are Canada's unworn crown, and Jane Koyzis (1931-2023), the latter of which is a tribute to my late mother. The third is A spiritual wasteland. The growth of evangelical Christianity is outstripping population growth virtually everywhere, but not in North America. How can we reverse this trend? Read the article for the beginnings of an answer.

The video of the Letters from Moscow event in June has now been posted online. You can watch the proceedings here.

This year marks the centenary of an important book published by Princeton theologian John Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism. Machen was born in 1881 and died at a young age in 1937, shortly after he founded the denomination in which I was raised, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. My retrospective on the book can be found here: One-hundred years of Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism. Much has changed since 1923, but the book remains relevant.

As I prepare to submit the manuscript of my next book to the publisher, I have posted the table of contents here: Citizenship Without Illusions: contents.

Thank you for your financial and prayer support for my work. Please consider a regular monthly contribution, as it makes it easier for Global Scholars to set an annual budget, including the modest salary I receive from the organization. GSC's page for giving can be found here. Once you are in the page, scroll down to the heading marked DONATION DETAILS, and then choose one of the options under FUND. Americans may donate through our sister organization in the US.

Canadian donors can donate publicly traded securities (shares or mutual funds) directly to charities without having to pay the capital gains tax. This is a cost-effective way to make a donation that comes with a substantial tax incentive. By donating securities, donors pay no tax on capital gains, receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce their taxes. Watch this video for more information about this option: Link Charity Canada: Donation of Securities. If interested, please visit the Link Charity Canada Inc. website, and call for details at 1-800-387-8146. Link Charity Canada is a partner organization of Global Scholars Canada, so Link Charity can easily direct funds for my work. Thank you!

Yours in God's service,

David Koyzis, Global Scholar


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