Serving Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and surrounding areas
Spirituality

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 […]

19/05 May 2019

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

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) Love, joy and peace – these first three attributes seem wrapped in gossamer – fit for the heavenly-minded. In contrast, patience is the practical, down-to-earth […]

19/05 May 2019

What is wasted?

by Frank King   “If we are supposed to be God’s special creatures, then the universe is full of a lot of wasted space.” – Hemant Mehta. Don’t ya just love how arrogant we human beings can be sometimes? That’s the first thought that went through my head when I read the quote above from […]

19/05 May 2019

Soul Cries: more than a concert

by Joyce Rempel   You’ve read them, prayed them, perhaps even wailed them in your deepest anguish: prayers from the Bible, uttered in centuries past by real people in real places and recorded for our encouragement in the pages of scripture. Now a Calgary composer, Jayne Luy, has transformed some of these prayers into lush […]

19/04 April 2019

George Whitefield: Waking up to the Fire of Christ

(Photo: George Whitefield, painting by Joseph Badger)   by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   When is the last time that your pastor had to be hoisted, like George Whitefield, through a window into your crowded church building, because there was no other way in? The Rev. George Whitefield (1714 – 1770) took part […]

19/04 April 2019

Fruit of the Spirit : Peace

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) “Don’t bug me! Just give me some peace!” Life is often far from peaceful. Pressing demands find us ill at ease, if not in full-blown […]

19/04 April 2019

Men, it’s time

by Jack Taylor   How does a South African potato farmer named Angus Buchan get 400,000 men together in a field to pray? How does his true-life story get made into a movie (2006 – Faith like Potatoes), seen by more than 400 million people in 17 languages? Why would he come to lead the […]

19/03 March 2019

The Apostles Creed: The resurrection of the body

by Mark Grilus   At the second coming of Jesus, there will be a general resurrection of all mankind. (Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:1-3; Act 24:15) This resurrection will be of the righteous and the unrighteous. That this resurrection and judgement occur at the same time is evident from Matthew 25:31-46. This judgement occurs at the […]

19/03 March 2019

John G. Lake: Healing Rooms founder

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   What if most of the people in your family died from incurable illnesses? Born in St Mary’s in Ontario in 1870, John G. Lake moved with his family to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1886. Eight of his siblings died, despite the best care from medical doctors. […]

19/03 March 2019

Fruit of the Spirit – Joy

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) What could be more compelling than the promise of lasting joy? Isn’t that what everyone is looking for? We might wonder if it’s even possible. […]