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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 […]

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 […]