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The impact of secularization on faith in Canada

by Jack Taylor   Is anyone really surprised? Before 1971, an Angus Reid poll reports less than one percent of Canadians identified themselves as non-religious. Within two generations that percentage had climbed to 23 percent. The consistent secularism shutting down faith in Europe has an echo in Canada. This is especially true among the younger […]

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Beth Moore coming to Calgary

by Brianna Deutsch   “We’re going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us,” says Beth Moore in her book, So Long Insecurity. Moore is a woman who has known first-hand the strikes of adversity in the struggle that has been interwoven in her past, yet […]

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The Bible, The Gideons, & a culture shift

by Danielle Martell   Tonight is your night. You’re on a long journey and you know you need God. You stop at a hotel, turn the bedside lamp on, settle into bed, open the bedside drawer and reach for the Gideon’s Bible – and lo and behold, there it is, just like you expected it […]

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L’Arche Calgary: A community of growth and belonging

by Laureen F. Guenther   L’Arche Calgary provides homes for twenty people with disabilities and their assistants. It also offers a Day Program and Supported Independent Living Program. In the five homes, each person with disabilities – known as a core member — and assistant has their own bedroom, and shares in the tasks of […]

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Helping vulnerable women

by Katie Pearn   Imagine it’s well past midnight, and you have nowhere to go. No identification, no cell phone and no safe friends or family to call. You are alone, scared and feel helpless. This may seem like a something out of a nightmare, but this is the reality for countless women who are […]

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The strong arms of Saskatchewan

by Lorna Dueck   “Let the strong arms of Saskatchewan provide a loving embrace,” said a tearful Premier Scott Moe, to a press conference on the shock of losing 15 people in the Humboldt Broncos’ deadly bus crash. The camera’s clicked, panned, and the mental image of the province, a tangible source of strength, has […]

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Menno Simons students show support for classmate

“Grace is one tough cookie and has kicked cancer’s butt,” proudly proclaimed her mother, Nancy Couldwell, before family, friends and schoolmates at Menno Simons Christian School. The Grade 3 student hasn’t been alone on her journey to recovery, however. Nancy praised the students at Menno Simons for their support, including those gathered on the stage […]

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Kingsfold Retreat Centre celebrates 40 years

by Katie Pearn   When Janet Ball, co-founder of Kingsfold Retreat and Renewal Centre took the stage for its 40th anniversary celebration, she was welcomed with a heartfelt standing ovation and many tears of gratitude. Milestones give us a chance to pause, reflect and celebrate, and this was no exception. For without the vision, perseverance, […]

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Light in the darkness of sexual exploitation

by Katie Pearn   In 2013 Amy Stephenson prayed a bold prayer: that God would break her heart for the things that break His. While His answer was not what she was expecting, it has led her on a journey to help bring light into the world of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. God gave […]

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Priscilla Shirer on screen in Red Deer

Living Stones Church in Red Deer is hosting a Priscilla Shirer simulcast event Saturday, April 28 from 9 am to 4:30 pm Tickets are $20 online or at the church. “We are excited to host this event, to see women of all ages come together for the sole purpose of praising and worshipping our King […]