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Everyday Life

The power in a hymn

by Sharon Simpson   Many churches have faced the “worship wars” – the battles of music preference. The battle has been so significant that generations break apart and create separate worship styles. My husband and I once visited a large church in California that had separate buildings on the same campus each featuring various worship […]

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Loneliness

by Lilianne Fuller   Ironically, we are the most connected generation in history, yet we are communicating less and less. Face-to-face conversations are being replaced by email, Facebook postings, and texting. With less interpersonal communication there is a risk of becoming isolated – especially for seniors.  Isolation is defined as less social contact than an […]

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Addressing legal marijuana

by Frank King   With less than four months before the it’s legal, there’s a question looming for churches: what, if anything, should they be doing to address the Oct. 17 legalization of recreational marijuana? This is a sensitive issue, fraught with peril for church leaders and boards. In fact, it’s so perilous that some […]

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

by Sharon Simpson   I wish I could say Happy Father’s Day to my dad. He’s gone now and it’s only a grateful thought in my mind this month. I had a good dad, a great dad. I think of the song Chris Tomlin sings, “You’re a good, good Father… that’s who You are… and I’m […]

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Keep calm and mow on

by Phil Callaway   We live in the town of Three Hills, Alberta, population 3,500—if you count cats. Nothing happens here. Until this past June when my son Steve looked through the window and saw a tornado moving in the general direction of his house. So he did what any responsible male adult would do. […]

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Passing the torch – a biblical model for a smooth transition

by Marcia Lee Laycock   Transitions. They can be difficult, especially in regard to church leadership. The announcement of retirement or resignation can send shock waves through a congregation. The shock is exacerbated when there are complicated circumstances, such as personal conflicts or moral failures. In such cases it can take a church years to […]

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Earth – made for people

by Raymond Strom   Earth is an amazing place! It is no accident, or the result of random processes as is suggested by those who believe in planetary evolution.  We outlined the pursuit of exoplanets in the last article, and how astronomers who believe in planetary evolution are looking for the evidence of life on […]

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Forbidden smile

by Phil Callaway   There are seven wonders of the world. But for a child there are millions. We were in a mall and my granddaughter couldn’t get over how many people there were. Her parents are teaching her to be polite, so she had to say “hi” to everyone. And “bye” too. “Hi, hi, […]

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JoyTV, customized Christian programming

In November, 2017 Joytv launched a new slate of programming that caters to the Canadian Christian Community. For General Manager of Christian Programming, Tore Stautland, it was about providing local Canadians with programming that hadn’t yet been available to them. “We really had to take a look at what would make our programming unique. For […]

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See the world without leaving your home

Picture Used with permission from Microsoft   by Agnes Chung   Imagine exploring the ancient ruins of Rome, scaling the Rockies or scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef – from your living room. Sitting quietly in his wheelchair watching sparrows hopping gingerly among the maple tree branches, care home resident Roger perked up when […]