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Brian C. Stiller
Brian C. Stille r(born 1942) is Global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance and lives with his wife Lily in the Toronto, Canada area.

Stiller was raised in a Pentecostal minister’s home on the prairies. Educated at the University of Toronto (BA in History), Wycliffe College (Master of Religion), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry), he has received honorary doctorates from Briercrest College and Trinity Western University.

Following graduation the Stillers moved to Montreal(1967) where he served as director of Youth for Christ, then went as director to Toronto YFC, and finally as Canadian president of Youth for Christ (1975-83).

In 1983, he was appointed President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. This provided him with a national profile as a voice for people of biblical faith. Within months of his appointment, he founded and became editor-in-chief of EFC’s national magazine, Faith Today and in time opened the Office of National Affairs in Ottawa. By way of Cross Currents, a weekly National television current events program, as well as other media, his analysis increasingly was heard by Canadians at all levels of leadership.

In 1997 Brian became President of Tyndale University College & Seminary; leading the school through major restructuring. During his tenure Tyndale received university status from the Ontario Government, a 56 acres campus was purchased and a major capital drive lifted the schools into a new era of growth. In 2009 Stiller retired from his presidency at Tyndale and was named president of the Tyndale Foundation where he served for two years. In July 2011, he was appointed Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance.

He is the author of eleven books. The most recent “Find a Broken Wall – 7 Ancient Principles for Transforming Leadership" (2012).

His life mission comes from the time King David was rebuilding Israel. One group assisting him was described as those “who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (I Chronicles 12:32).


Entries by Brian C. Stiller

Pentecostals Today

(11) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Life began for me on the Canadian prairies in a Pentecostal parsonage (manse), along with four siblings I knew I was loved. Only as I began school did I feel the snub of peers: our church was seen as different. Often called "Holy Rollers," being Pentecostal in the 1940s and...

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When a Burned Down Church Becomes an Opportunity

(8) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 11:16 AM

News of Christians being given the boot in Muslim countries tends to override stories of remarkable opportunity, overshadowed instead by Muslim religion and politics.

Malaysia, an elongated land mass fingering down from the Indo-China peninsula to the city state of Singapore, is a complex grouping of people...

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Would You Believe This Is Vietnam?

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 2:02 AM

We arrived in Vietnam -- one of only five remaining socialistic dictatorships ruled by Communist ideology, circumscribed by its assumptions and demands. However my reading had not prepared me for what I saw and was to learn.

Vietnam is a country of surprising contradictions. Made infamous by wars with the...

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Laos: A Nation With Religious Contradictions

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 12:52 PM

Dispatch from Laos:

Visiting countries with recent histories of violence, dictatorships and war, I watch in amazement as people live in hope even with the continuing residue of single-party governments and dominant religions or atheism. These are complex realities, which if described to an outside world without extensive explanation, might...

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When Does Change Really Mean It?

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 11:32 AM

Dispatch from Myanmar:

If any Christians can be known for following Jesus' word on being "as wise as serpents and harmless as doves" it is Christians in Myanmar, formerly called Burma.

Surviving 50 years of brutal military dictatorship, they are alive and well. I asked how they emerged intact, without...

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A Face in Pol Pot's Killing Fields

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 5:17 PM

Dispatch from Cambodia

It was a two hour drive north of the Cambodian city of Siem Reap. The first hour was fine, then backroads, mud holes and wandering cattle. As we drove, Reaksa described the field where his family spent their first night in 1975. Driven by the newly rising...

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The Power of Initiative

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 6:33 PM

Lying south of China and its assorted neighbors of Thailand, Vietnam and Burma, Malaysia is strung out on a peninsula lying where the China and Andaman Seas connect. It is spectacular in scenery, rich in soil and fertility and complex in religion and politics.

Here philanthropists and business men and...

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The Difficulty of Evangelizing in Thailand

(17) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 3:34 PM

As I travel from country to country, meeting leaders, pastors, people from all walks of life, I'm intrigued by the health and energy of the witness of the Gospel.

I've heard much about Thailand from missionaries over the years. However, on a recent visit one question kept surfacing. Speaking with...

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Don't Mistake Pluralism for Moral Relativism

(40) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 1:53 PM

Reminding those who debunk pluralism, what it really is --

When we dismiss pluralism as nothing more than moral relativism, we make a huge mistake. Failing to understand what it is -- a forum for debate, influence and decision-making -- we forgo its ability to influence and lose opportunities for...

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Oscar-Winning Argo: Americans Make the Best Out of Rewriting Facts

(5) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Argo's win of an Oscar as Best Film borrows from the American deeply held views of exceptionalism and manifest destiny.

In 1979, as the Shah of Iran fell, protesters took to the streets in Tehran, storming the U.S. embassy, retaliating for the CIA activities. Of the 52 embassy staff...

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With Election of New Pope, Is It Time for Protestants to Rejoin Rome?

(55) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 4:45 PM

With election of new pope is it time for Protestants to rejoin Rome?

I stepped up into the Pope's train from the Vatican train station, en route to Assisi. It was a crisp October (2011) morning in Rome. Joining some 300 others, I had been invited to...

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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Too Often Forgotten

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 11:05 AM

Cedars are valuable for their lasting quality. Building material, dock lumber all attest to their ability to resist wood rot. Biblical references to the "cedars of Lebanon" filled building materials required by Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls. Solomon eyed the magnificent and resilient cedars for the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Egypt's 'Christian Winter'

(19) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 3:07 PM

CAIRO -- Sectarian domination was not what Egyptian protesters and self-described revolutionaries had in mind when they drove President Hosni Mubarak from office during Egypt's Arab Spring in 2011. But to underestimate religious sectarianism in the Middle East is to misunderstand one of its core realities.

After forcing out Mubarak...

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Confession of an Evangelical

(16) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 10:37 AM

The establishing of the State of Israel I have and do support. Finding a place for Jews in the 20th Century was the right thing to do. As well, God's covenant with the Jews stands and their place in the eschaton (the days of Christ's return) is assured. There is...

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Fed Up With Idle No More?

(13) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 4:23 PM

Our attitudes as Canadians accumulate, fester and harden. I understand that too well in observing the Idle No More movement of Aboriginal and First Nations leaders across Canada. Fed up with the double standard of aboriginal leaders who want more funds yet seem incompetent and irresponsible in their own management,...

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How the White House Defines Diversity

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 4:35 PM

Rev. Louie Giglio, once invited to deliver the benediction at the upcoming U.S. presidential inaugural, has withdrawn. The ruckus was over what the minister said to his congregation 15 years ago.

If you want to hear God's voice, that is his voice to this issue of homosexuality. It...

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Why Does God Allow Evil?

(400) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 4:22 PM

"The Cry," Munich's painting of a young woman's primeval scream standing on a bridge in a sunlit day comes to mind as we witness unbelievable horror and feel the unimagined suffering of killings in North America and abroad.

Questions on "Why does God allow evil?" asked on daily talk...

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Christmas Eve: The Misnomer of an Overcrowded Inn

(10) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 9:21 AM

Memories embedded with romantic pictures of Jesus' birth are quite impossible to rewrite. Retold by Christmas pageants, reminded by carols and pictures replenish what we think happened at Jesus' birth. I know it so well I hardly need a sermon, picture, movie or song to remind me of a pregnant...

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