David Koyis Launches Fundraising Campaign

David Koyzis is a Global Scholar with Global Scholars Canada. He is the author of Political Visions and Illusions and We Answer to Another: Authority, Office, and the Image of God. He taught politics for thirty years at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.

A blurb from David’s Launch Announcement:

I have been a member of Global Scholars Canada for one year, and under this organization I have been working at several projects drawing on my years of teaching, researching, and writing experience. Last year the second edition of the award-winning Political Visions and Illusions was published, and since then it has already gone into three printings, having sold out last summer after the Rev. Tim Keller endorsed it over Facebook and Twitter. I now have another completed manuscript, which I hope to submit to a publisher in the near future with the support of two high-profile endorsements.

Ironically, the COVID-19 pandemic, while restricting so many of us to our homes for months, has opened for me an amazing number of opportunities for online lectures and interaction with people around the globe. Prior to March of this year, I had travelled to Brazil, Germany, and various places in the United States to speak to specific audiences about my work and writings. I was set to go to North Carolina in late March, but this was cancelled the week before as quarantines descended upon the world. But quite suddenly, as knowledge of such platforms as Zoom took off, I was bombarded with invitations from all over, as people were coming to recognize that they needn’t pay to bring me to them physically but could have what might be the next best thing—a virtual presence along with online interaction...

It would take too long to list everything that I’ve been up to recently [including the publishing of many articles and papers, speaking at two online conferences, addressing student groups, several radio interviews worldwide, and currently a 5-part lecture series for a seminar in Brazil]…

All of these efforts of mine require considerable time and energy. I sometimes receive honoraria from the parties that have invited me to speak, but these do not adequately compensate me for time spent on these many activities. If you believe as strongly as I do in the power of the gospel to reshape, not only individual lives, but entire countries like Brazil, would you consider supporting my work, both financially and in your prayers? If you click here, you will learn how you can contribute to my work.

I am excited at the ways God is using Global Scholars to bring the blessings of Christian scholarship and Christian scholars to the larger world. My own work is connecting me, not only with Brazil, but also with Germany, Finland, Ukraine, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Please consider a monthly or one-time contribution as you feel led. It does not have to be a large amount, as small amounts add up over time. And please do pray for God to bless my work. Thank you in advance.

Read the full launch announcement on David’s blog – Notes from a Byzantine Calvinist.

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