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19/12 Dec 2019

19/12 Dec 2019

Fire Exit Theatre to present stirring Babette’s Feast

by Laureen F. Guenther   Babette’s Feast, a play based on the short story by Isak Dinesen and produced by Fire Exit Theatre, will be performed in Calgary’s Arts Commons, December 11 to 15. “The story centers on these two sisters in the 1800s, in Norway,” says director Jeany Van Meltebeke Snider. “(They’re in a) […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Rosebud’s A Christmas Story good for the soul

By Laureen F. Guenther   A Christmas Story, a play by Philip Grecian and based on the classic 1983 movie, is playing at Rosebud Theatre until December 22. Narrator Ralph Parker (played by Aaron Krogman) guides us through the re-enactment of his most memorable boyhood Christmas. Ralphie (played by Rebbekah Ogden) is nine years old […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Music notes – Christmas album reviews

by Kevin Pollard   Phil Wickham: Christmas As follow-up to his 2011 holiday debut, Phil Wickham has released Christmas, featuring ten songs with highlights like his fresh take on classics, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Joy to the World”, and “Away in a Manger”, combined with originals, such as “Face Of God,” which he co-wrote […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Kanye West –something big is happening

by Angelos Kyriakides   “God show me the way because the Devil’s tryna break me down …” These prayerful lyrics from Kanye West’s debut “College Dropout” album in 2004 weren’t what one would normally expect from a mainstream hip hop artist but, sixteen years and eight albums later they seem to make a lot more […]

19/12 Dec 2019

To Homeschool, or not to Homeschool

by Danielle Moffatt   The world is continuously changing to meet the evolving demands of the population and if we should step back and assess humanity’s trending behaviour; it becomes clear that there is a radical shift towards home-centric activities. Ten years ago, shopping malls were filled with eager consumers but these days more persons […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Wanting it all at Christmas

by Frank King   As I entered my gym, I saw a red stocking hanging amongst other Christmas decorations. Scribbled on it was this message: Dear Santa: I want it all! OK, so most of us would never admit to wanting it all. But isn’t that the mantra of our culture? Get, get, get, get. […]

19/12 Dec 2019

His-Story, the greatest of all stories

Rt. Rev. Dr. Trevor H. Walters   A captivating story often has a baby at the centre of the tale. The birth is surrounded by great expectations, fear, questioned survival and some mystery. We are tantalized by the author who portrays young lovers, often with an aspect of forbidden love, questionable sexual activity, an untimely […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Katharina Luther: Reformation Firestarter

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Martin Luther & his wife Katharina dearly loved Christmas. Tradition even credits them with having the first Christmas tree. On this 502nd anniversary of the Reformation, it is worth remembering that Luther’s marriage revolution allowed pastors to marry for the first time in over 500 years. Marriage […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Is He Worthy?

MISSIONS FEST ALBERTA by Pastor Syd Bergsma   It was a strange feeling, after 24 consecutive years of driving teens (and adults) to Mexico for our church’s annual mission’s awareness trip, I was sitting across from my successor asking, “How did it go?” The last trip I took in 2018 was 100,000 km. Yes, I […]

19/12 Dec 2019

A Cultured Christmas

Canada boasts a rapidly changing population, increased numbers of newcomers to Canada and a brighter cultural mosaic than ever before. One in five people in Canada are foreign born. Our diversity shines brightly, especially at Christmas, when folks celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ in contexts that are most meaningful to them, and remember the […]