As Christians, we’re called to compassion, and we’re doing a pretty good job of it as Canadian evangelicals, according to Rick Tobias. We’re known (and needed) for our generosity, cheerfully giving our time and financial resources to help those who are in need. This is good news! Yet, it’s not good enough. In a recent interview with our friend Dr. Rick Tobias, he reminds us that compassion is not our end goal. God desires justice.
Rick is best known for his life-long advocacy on behalf of low-income and marginalized people and for collaborating with business and professional leaders to promote change in the city. He served as President & CEO of the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto for 23 years and continues to promote the well-being of the poor and vulnerable within his community and across Canada.
It was a true privilege to interview Rick at the Oasis gathering in Moncton, NB, where he was a keynote speaker. We are grateful to Rick for sharing his time and powerful prophetic insights with the MacRae Centre.