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Camp Spotlight – Spring 2019

Enter to win a week at camp – Send your name and contact info for a chance to win a free week at camp for your child! Choose from any of the camps featured in our Camps Spotlight, and put the name of that camp into the subject line of an email to events@lightmagazine.ca. Be […]

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Lent

by Marion Van Driel   Breaking bread and drinking wine with His disciples just before his arrest, Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” He commanded them (and us) to partake in the embodied act of eating and drinking as a way of fellowship with Him and each other. We also utilize our bodies […]

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Rev. Dr. Michael Green (1930-2019)

Winsome and joyful pastor, theologian, and evangelist by Dan Rutherford   Many Christians across North America will reflect with sad fondness to the news of the death of Michael Green. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Green was Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver where he inspired great numbers […]

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How green is Ireland?

Photo Credit:Tourism Ireland by Agnes Chung   As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, expect to see more green everywhere. The celebration on March 17 honours the “Apostle of Ireland”, Saint Patrick, a Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop who was instrumental in spreading the gospel in Ireland during the fifth century. “Dublin has the largest St. Patrick’s […]

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Marriage: Back to the basics

by Dr. Dave Currie   As the years go by, without the right attention, it’s not uncommon for a marital relationship to begin to waver – as in fade or grow apart. Routine, busyness, stress, baggage, assumptions and selfishness along with a host of other complexities can easily take their toll on a once dynamic […]

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Church Agency Collective

by Katie Pearn   A grassroots community of courage is working to help bring an end to sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Calgary. The Church Agency Collective Against Sexual Exploitation is a gathering of representatives from churches and agencies, as well as concerned citizens who want to discover ways they can work together to […]

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Hope’s Creed

by Joyce Rempel   Hope’s Creed is a new band turning heads in Alberta’s Christian music scene. After releasing their first EP in 2017, the Calgary-based worship collective won a spot to perform in 2018 at No Greater Love. They opened concerts in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton for Nashville artist, Jason Gray. They also […]

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Coldest Night of the Year brings out friends and families

by Laureen F. Guenther   On February 23, Canadians across the country will step out of warm homes to walk in the Coldest Night of the Year. They’re raising money for agencies that support people living in homelessness. The Mustard Seed is hosting Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) events in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer […]

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

by Marion Van Driel   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22,23) In our introduction last month to this series on spiritual fruit, we noted that the Spirit produces one fruit with nine characteristics within the believer. […]

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Stephen’s Backpacks began with one child’s compassion

by Laureen F. Guenther   Stephen’s Backpacks Society, based in Airdrie, has provided Back-to-School backpacks and Christmas backpacks to 61,000 needy children since December 2006. They’ve also provided 15,000 pairs of new running shoes for children going back to school and furnished apartment homes for 32 formerly-homeless families. Last year alone, working through 47 agencies […]