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20/01 Jan 2020

The Christian calendar year: Epiphany

: like shining from shook foil   by Steve Bell   The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil… – Gerard Manly Hopkins Next to Ordinary Time, Epiphany (from the Latin word meaning manifestation, or shining forth) may be the least-observed season of the Christian […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Fruit of the Spirit: steady ripening

The Conclusion   by Marion Van Driel   Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more. Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you. Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

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)   Patience and gentleness are two peas in a pod. In his book, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Christopher J. H. Wright contends that, […]

19/10 Oct 2019

A woman of courage

by Cheryl Edwards   Medgine Mathurin is a woman who exudes strength in the face of pain. She is a woman of courage. Mathurin is 30 years of age, originally from Haiti, and moved to Canada at age 11, and is now living in Edmonton. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

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) Patience and gentleness are two peas in a pod. In his book, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Christopher J. H. Wright contends that, “if […]

19/09 Sep 2019

The joy of hitting the ‘delete’ key

by Frank King   I think most email users can agree on this: oftentimes, there is no better button on our keyboard than ‘delete’. “Earn your degree while you earn a living!” DELETE. “Browse local Asian singles near you!” DELETE. “Prepare for a job in law enforcement!” DELETE. “Don’t pay your next cable bill without […]

19/06 June 2019

Considering blind religious faith

by Frank King   We live in a world that goes out of its way to discourage serious thinking. That’s why even though I’m a man of faith, I admire many atheists; I know most of them have gone against our culture and actually thought, long and hard, about what they believe. That’s also why […]

19/06 June 2019

Evan Roberts in the land of Revivals

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   How might Canada be different if ten per cent of Canadians entered into the Kingdom of God in the next two years? That’s what happened in Wales, the land of revivals and song. Evan Roberts, the spiritual father of the 1904 Welsh Revival, worked from age 12 […]

19/06 June 2019

Fruit of the Spirit : Kindness

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) A few years ago, random acts of kindness became popular. Pay for someone’s coffee in the Starbuck’s lineup. Let someone go before you at the […]

19/05 May 2019

The sanctity of human life

by Brian Norton   Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, the number of abortions is numbing – over 100,000 pre-born children are terminated every year in Canada. And for the woman who aborts, she faces the possibility of post-abortion grief and risks to her personal health. However, there is good news. We do not put […]