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Eyes to see: hope of redemption from poverty

by Agnes Chung Every day we are exposed to poverty – on the streets, in the media and within our communities.  It’s a complex societal dilemma that knows no boundaries and the cause of countless crises and conflicts.  But there is HOPE! The Bible is clear on God’s eternal perspective and hope-filled plan of redemption […]

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CCBF appoints Calgary-based regional director

A number of Calgary’s Christian men and women who are involved in business or the professions are gathering monthly in breakfast meetings to connect their faith to their work. They are one of about 50 chapters of the Canadian Christian Business Federation (CCBF) from Vancouver to PEI. While Calgary currently has just one chapter, located […]

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Canada’s free speech saga continues

by Scott Ventureyra   In Canada, the assaults on free speech continue like clockwork. Free speech, a self-correcting mechanism that makes possible civil public discourse and social peace in free societies, is increasingly under attack throughout Europe and North America. Canada in particular is on an unwavering path toward cultural suicide. It is a shameful […]

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A new van for The Seed

by Peter Fleck   Driver Brian Snyder was all smiles after The Seed was given a new Nissan NV cargo van by The Scottsville Auto Group in December.   All that was missing from Garrett Scott’s attire on Monday, December 18 was his Santa hat. With local media on hand, the chief operating officer for […]

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New Canadian Friendship Centre: loving God, loving people

By Laureen F. Guenther   Xian Dong moved to Canada from China in 2011 after marrying a Canadian. She visited the New Canadian Friendship Centre (NCFC) to study English while her young sons received care. “They just every day welcome everyone and you can see the love from them,” said Xian Dong, about the staff […]

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BreakForth worship

by Kevin Pollard   This year’s BreakForth Conference at the Shaw Conference Centre January 26-28 will once again bring in artists from across Canada and around the world to lead worship, teach sessions and perform at concerts each night.  In a rare visit to Canada, Australia’s Hillsong Worship will lead worship at BreakForth for Friday, […]

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Bible and rec centre offer fun way to learn

by Peter Fleck   “Unique” is an overused word, but situated just a few minutes from the QE2 Highway in Innisfail is a truly one-of-a-kind concept. Open since mid-June, the 12,000-square-foot DINOS Centre combines a dinosaur-themed family recreation facility with a Bible History Museum. “I just think that there are fun ways to learn,” explains […]