Stiller, Brian C. 1942–

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STILLER, Brian C. 1942–

(Brian Carl Stiller)

PERSONAL:

Born August 10, 1942, in Naicam, Saskatchewan, Canada; son of Carl Hilmer (a minister) and Mildred Ruth (a homemaker) Stiller; married Lily Muriel Rogers (a music teacher), August 31, 1963; children: Murray Carl, Muriel Joy. Education: Central Pentecostal College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, B.Th., 1963; University of Toronto, B.A., 1966, M.Rel., 1975; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, D.Min. Religion: Protestant.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Office—Tyndale College and Seminary, 25 Ballyconnor Dr., North York, Ontario M2M 4B3, Canada. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Ordained minister of Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, 1968; Youth for Christ/Canada, Langley, British Columbia, president of units in Montreal, Quebec, 1967-71, and Toronto, Ontario, 1971-75, national president, 1975-83; Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Willowdale, Ontario, executive director, 1983-97; Tyndale College and Seminary, North York, Ontario, Canada, president, 1996—. Child Care International, member of board of directors, 1972-83; host of The Stiller Report, a weekly television program aired nationally, and Cross-Currents, 1989.

AWARDS, HONORS:

D.H.L., Briercrest College and Seminary, 1987; D.Hum., Trinity Western University, 1993.

WRITINGS:

A Generation under Siege, Victor Books (Wheaton, IL), 1983.

(With Calvin Stiller) Life Gifts: The Real Story of Organ Transplants, Stoddart (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

Critical Options for Evangelicals, Faith Today Publications (Willowdale, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

From the Tower of Babel to Parliament Hill: How to Be a Christian in Canada Today, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1998.

When Life Hurts: A Three-Fold Path to Healing, Herald Press (Scottsdale, PA), 2000.

What Happens When I Die? A Promise of the Afterlife, Piñon Press (Colorado Springs, CO), 2003.

Jsus and Caesar: Christians in the Public Square, Castle Quay Books (Oakville, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Preaching Parables to Postmoderns, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2005.

Other writings include "Don't Let Canada Die by Neglect," 1994. Founder and editor in chief, Faith Today, 1983-97.

films

The Pearl, released by International Child Care, 1972.

Guns of Love, released by World Vision, 1975.

Beyond the Mountains, released by International Child Care, 1978.

Agents of Change, released by Youth for Christ, 1978.

The Promise, released by Roundtable, 1983.

SIDELIGHTS:

Brian C. Stiller once told CA: "Because I was raised in a minister's home, I was fascinated with religious ideas and phenomena from an early age. Sixteen years in youth ministry heightened not only my concern but my interest in people and their environment. In publishing Faith Today and hosting a weekly show on current issues, my interest in the relation of faith to life has increased."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

periodicals

Books in Canada, February, 1998, review of From the Tower of Babel to Parliament Hill: How to Be a Christian in Canada Today, p. 35.

Canadian Book Review Annual, 1998, review of From the Tower of Babel to Parliament Hill, p. 55.

Publishers Weekly, January 12, 2003, review of What Happens When I Die? A Promise of the Afterlife, p. 54.

Quill and Quire, March, 1997, review of From the Tower of Babel to Parliament Hill, p. 72; March, 2001, review of What Happens When I Die? A Promise of the Afterlife, p. 55.

online

Tyndale University College and Seminary Web site: Brian Stiller Home Page,,http://www.tyndale.ca/faculty/ (September 8, 2003).*