About – Context Beyond the Headlines

Context Beyond the Headlines

Context is Canada’s premiere Christian voice in news and current affairs. Currently in its 21st season, Context’s team of broadcast journalists report on major stories like, COVID-19, Black Lives movement, Indigenous racism, the explosion that levelled downtown Beirut, the Syrian refugee crisis, First Nations Peoples, climate change, medical assistance in dying, the Humboldt bus tragedy, Las Vegas shootings, and many other top news stories in our constantly changing 24/7 news cycle. Produced out of Crossroads’ studios in Burlington, and from the CBC building in Toronto, the show provides a platform for Canadian and global issues. Context’s distinctive voice gives our audience a perspective they don’t hear or see reported in other media.

Why Context?

Context Beyond the Headlines is a weekly national television program and digital content producer of stories about society, culture, ethics – and GOD.

Every week on broadcast, and every day on digitals, we create boundary breaking media that reveals Jesus.

The team explores news through a Christian lens, and on THE GOD FACTOR – the issue at hand is summarized with a panel of diverse experts, thought leaders, and voices from the Christian and multi-faith sectors.

Context is produced to deliver media that discovers the personal and collective experience of God’s presence in the stories that touch us all.

Donor supported

Context Beyond the Headlines is a production of Crossroads, a registered Canadian charity. The half-hour weekly program is funded by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations that support the crucial perspective on the most significant issues of our day – presenting a unique and valuable voice in Canadian media that is unmatched.


Melissa McEachern
Senior Executive Producer

Susan Ponting
Writer and Producer

Maggie John
Anchor and Producer

Hannah Vanderkooy 

Sathiya Sam

Iyiola Adebayo

Lorna Dueck

Founder | Host | Executive Producer | CEO

Lorna Dueck has explored the intersection of journalism and Christianity for over 30 years.  That curiosity led to the creation of Context with Lorna Dueck,  a community held Canadian charity that exists to create boundary-breaking media that reveals Christ.

Lorna Dueck is the CEO of Crossroads Christian Communication Inc., YES TV and the Executive Producer of Context with Lorna Dueck TV show and online production. Lorna enjoys interviewing culture-shaping guests for any evidence of God.  The award winning program is produced from the Crossroads Christian Communications Center in Burlington, Ontario, airs on seven networks, and is seen Sunday mornings on Canada’s largest network, Global TV.    Lorna is a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and a frequent media commentator. She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.

Lorna began her media career in radio with Golden West Broadcasting in Manitoba, and began Christian TV work in 1994 as the co-host of Canada’s longest running daily talk show, 100 Huntley Street, and has published hundreds of articles in various outlets. Lorna completed her undergraduate studies at Tyndale University College in Toronto, and earned a Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College.  She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity, Tyndale and Briercrest Universities. Lorna has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian society.

Lorna and Vern live in Burlington, Ontario, have been married over three decades, and delight in the adventures of their grown son and daughter. 


Now in its seventh year, a remarkable success story for no other reason than it is filling a need that hadn’t been filled for years in Canadian media. One of the concerns I had when I was in the media and news business – the decreasing amount of content in the news, it’s why people are increasingly going to the Internet because they are not getting it in television. One big exception, of course, being Context. That’s one of the great things you’ve provided over the years, Lorna, and I think that’s why so many people are willing to be with you and support you in this whole endeavour. I have seen it from the political side and the faith side, and I can tell you Canada needs Context with Lorna Dueck more than ever before. - by Hon. David Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
It is not everyone who can cross the line from the religious media to mainstream press and keep their religious values intact. Lorna Dueck does this and, in so doing, brings her ideas and values to a wide, and largely secular audience. She spreads the word and makes us all think. -by Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail
We love working with Context TV. They do the same thing we do: they listen to the story, tell the story, and change the story. -by Canon Andrew White, Vicar of Baghdad; Foundation for Middle East Relief and Reconciliation (FMERR)
Lorna can truly stand toe-to-toe with any of Canada’s media elites, and in fact, she is being increasingly welcomed in that tight knit community. Her audience is growing. -Preston Manning, CEO and President, Manning Centre for Building Democracy
It is a privilege and pleasure to be associated with Lorna and her stellar team of witnesses – outstanding professional women and men who are not afraid to announce the Good News and live it.– Father Tom Rosica, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications