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18/07 July 2018

18/07 July 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun Calgary Corn Maze Calgary Stampede Cyclepalooza in Calgary Horseshoe Canyon Westerner Days                                     Calgary Corn Maze   by Katie Pearn   For some more farm-filled family fun, visit the Calgary Corn Maze. This award-winning corn maze […]

18/07 July 2018

Rosebud Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by Laureen F. Guenther   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is being performed in Rosebud Theatre’s Opera House in Rosebud, Alberta all summer. This musical is a family-friendly extravaganza of music and warmth and color. The Old Testament story of Joseph is told entirely through song, in musical styles ranging from hip hop to calypso, […]

18/07 July 2018

Frenchman River Gospel Jam – it’s worth the drive

by Dorothy Lethbridge   The Frenchman River Gospel Jam (FRGJ) is one of Canada’s largest and longest running Gospel Music festivals. The event has provided outstanding entertainment and worship for almost three decades.  Located in south west Saskatchewan, Shaunavon, with its down to earth hospitality, is known for the most Olympians per capita of any […]

18/07 July 2018

Badlands passion play

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, set in Alberta’s Badlands, presents its 25th season this summer. Between July 6 and 22, over 150 professional and volunteer actors will re-enact the life of Jesus. The Passion Play was first performed in 1994, on the bare hillside of a natural amphitheatre in Drumheller. […]

18/07 July 2018

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 […]

18/07 July 2018

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 […]

18/07 July 2018

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 […]

18/07 July 2018

Loving with your eyes wide open

by Dr. Dave Currie   Love is not only blind; sometimes it is plain stupid. Whether naïve to real issues and in relentless pursuit to get married, too many people forge ahead in blissful euphoria. They not only turn a blind eye and avoid asking the hard questions but they ignore sure-fire indicators of a […]

18/07 July 2018

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 […]

18/07 July 2018

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 […]