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Ignoring those shiny, colourful billboards

by Frank King I’ve been reading a blog by Derrick Miller, who wrote about his trip in and out of Christianity and, finally, to atheism. Derrick makes some good points about the challenges of being a Christian. Among them: •   The difficulty of reading and comprehending the Bible; •   The challenge of living […]

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LAUGHING MATTERS – Confessions of an NHL star

by Phil Callaway Even if you don’t enjoy sports, you have to love sports interviews. Because all of us have spoken before thinking. And sometimes it’s a beautiful thing to watch. Golfer Greg Norman once said, “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.” Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees […]

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The Apostles Creed: was crucified, dead and buried

by Mark Grilus We continue our examination of the fourth stanza, looking at, was crucified, dead, and buried. 4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; Scripture declares that Jesus was nailed to a cross, that He died on that cross, and that His body was removed after death […]

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Loving our enemies through prayer

by Frank King   If you’ve spent much time on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve undoubtedly discovered there’s a lot of anger, disrespect and hate out there. These sites seem rife with people who are disgusted at the state of the world. And they’re not above slinging mud with anyone who disagrees. Sometimes, serious Christians are […]

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The Apostles Creed: placed in time and space

by Mark Grilus   Looking at the forth article in the creed we notice a rather strange addition. 4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; Why does the author include Pontius Pilate? This very important addition puts a seal on the creed placing it in time and space. […]

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Olympian Jungle Jim Hunter From Olympic podium to speaking stage

by Dorothy Lethbridge   The name Jungle Jim Hunter was almost a household name for many Canadians living in the mid-70s to early 80s. Often TV gave glimpses of the shenanigans of Jungle Jim, soon to be dubbed “The Original Crazy Canuck”. He and his teammates represented Canada in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, World […]

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Spiritual practices for the year: simplicity

by Marion Van Driel   Because the spiritual discipline of simplicity is so closely related to the stuff of everyday living, it is one of the most intimidating or guilt-forming disciplines, at least for those of us who live in the western world, where affluence and accessibility to consumer goods is so prevalent. The latest […]

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The Godly snow on our landscapes

by Frank King   There’s nothing like a blanket of fresh snow to get the nature photographer in me excited. That snow creates endless picture opportunities because it covers up all manner of unappealing features (a majority of them man-made, I’ve found) that ruin otherwise good photo subjects. Covered with snow, they disappear and landscapes […]

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A minute for the persecuted church: Iran

Edited and submitted by Al Coats   Iran’s religious minorities are hopeful that the current protests may bring positive change. Shortly after Christmas, Iranians took to the streets to protest social and economic grievances. The Iranians who are protesting have had it with an ideological regime that represses them and can’t even provide economic security. […]

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A conversation with Dr. Gordon T. Smith – President of Ambrose University & Seminary

by Peter Biggs   During my research on an article on Worship, some Pastors spoke of their dissatisfaction with the Evangelical ‘liturgy’. Smith’s recent book Evangelical, Sacramental and Pentecostal (Intervarsity Press) is timely. It describes clearly the different approaches to worship. He longs to see these three traditions unite together, and calls for an integration […]