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The post-truth world: clearing up confusion

by Abdu Murray   “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.” This cleverly biting remark is sometimes attributed to atheist philosopher Victor Stenger and sometimes to vocal atheist scientist, Richard Dawkins.  It’s an effective meme that perpetuates the culture’s current confusion that science is the opponent of faith and vice-versa. But […]

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Joytv NEWSBLOCK

In November 2017, Joytv launched new programming to specifically update and uplift the Canadian Christian community. The faith-based television brand continues to expand its programming and influence and we are pleased to announce that Joytv is now available in Alberta on Telus Optik channel 123.  Joytv has found traction with its viewers as the primary […]

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A loving and firm challenge to Anglican leaders

Delegates at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem in June, attended by 1,950 representatives from 50 countries, made a passionate call to go to the ends of the earth to proclaim Jesus Christ to all nations. They also agreed on a letter to the churches in the Anglican Communion which calls for the […]

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#NotInMyCity

by Katie Pearn   Calgary’s “lobby” is about to become an even safer place to welcome the world. On June 20, the Calgary Airport Authority announced its full support to #NotInMyCity, a movement to end human trafficking in Calgary, championed by Canadian country music star and humanitarian, Paul Brandt. The initiative, which launched in 2017, […]

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Judgment day!

by Jack Taylor   For many evangelicals, the weight of Romans 1 just got heavier after the June 15 Supreme Court ruling (7-2) against Trinity Western University’s (TWU) desire to establish a Christian-based law school framed by a community covenant. There is no question that the institution went to the mat for its conservative constituents […]

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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 […]