Serving Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and surrounding areas

19/05 May 2019

Corrie ten Boom: Victory through Surrender

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Corrie ten Boom once said: “I’ve never had the joy of bringing to birth a child, but I’ve often had the great joy to bring the rebirth to someone else. The creative life that a woman had to be married and have children, I could use in […]

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

Military chaplains serve God and country

by Jenny Schweyer   In a secular society where even the slightest references to God have been stripped from most public institutions, there remains one significant organization in Canada where the gospel is allowed to be proclaimed. Not only is it allowed, it is encouraged, to the point that leaders of faith are actively being […]

19/03 March 2019

Rev. Dr. Michael Green (1930-2019)

Winsome and joyful pastor, theologian, and evangelist by Dan Rutherford   Many Christians across North America will reflect with sad fondness to the news of the death of Michael Green. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Green was Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver where he inspired great numbers […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Aimee Semple McPherson: Canadian fire-starter

by Rev Dr Ed & Janice Hird   What if we told you that Aimee Semple McPherson was the most famous North American woman in the 1920s? How is it that a Canadian farm girl impacted the lives of millions around the world? Pastor Barry Buzza, former National Leader of the Canadian Foursquare Churches comments, […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Indebted to the Wesleys

by Rev Dr Ed & Janice Hird   In the early 1700s, after General James Oglethorpe rescued 10,000 people from Debtors Prison, he recruited John & Charles Wesley to serve these ex-debtors as Anglican priests in the new colony of Savanah, Georgia. The Wesleys were Oxford University academics with little pastoral experience. When they arrived […]

18/12 Dec 2018

A.B. Simpson: A Canadian maverick

By Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird   The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (C&MA), was founded by an unsung Canadian visionary, A.B. Simpson. He once said that people “must always dream dreams before they blaze new trails and see visions before they are strong to do exploits.” D.L. Moody said of Simpson, “No man […]

18/11 November 2018


by Chris Nelson   He’d already slipped the razor-sharp tip of that butcher’s knife into his thin wrist. The voice inside his head urged him to do it: “Come on, it’s the right thing to do, for once in your useless life. Yes, do the world and yourself that single favour; just pull back on […]

18/11 November 2018

The remarkable General William Booth

By Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Everyone nowadays loves the Salvation Army (the Sally Ann), but such admiration was not always universal. Violence and bloodshed was the order of the day when William Booth first reached out to the down-and-out in East London, England. Few people today realize that one of the main […]

18/10 October 2018

Mister Rogers

by Brian Nixon   Ok, I admit it: I’m a Mister Rogers junkie. I’ve been one for a long time; over 45 years of watching the man in the cardigan. For my recent 49th birthday my daughter bought me a Mister Rogers candle. And when PBS conducted a fundraiser using Mister Rogers as the lure, […]