Serving Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and surrounding areas

19/11 NOV 2019

Dr. E. Stanley Jones: Global Firestarter

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   What if we told you that in his lifetime, Dr. E. Stanley Jones was the most widely-read spiritual author in the entire world, with 28 books, some selling millions of copies? Time Magazine called him the world’s greatest missionary. In 1964, Time stated that Jones’ “fame overseas […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Catharine Parr Traill: Pioneer author on fire

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Like many other English citizens, following the 1803-1815 Napoleonic wars, Catharine Strickland and her sisters were left destitute. Catharine married Thomas Traill, a poor Scottish soldier with a peace-time half-salary who was offered a land grant in Canada. She wrote a farewell letter to a good friend, […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Bernie Smith: a life lived well

by Frank Dabbs   A phrase from Nehemiah 8:10, “the joy of the Lord is your strength” aptly describes Bernie Smith’s 60-year freelance ministry of worship and music that God halted on August 2 when Bernie’s mortal life ended in Calgary. He was 89 years old. In September 1958, recent Kent University, Ohio journalism graduate, […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Susanna Wesley: Mother on Fire

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Never underestimate the power of a praying mom. Has your life been impacted by a sacrificial mother who would never give up? Born in 1669, Susanna Wesley raised up two of Christianity’s most gifted leaders, John and Charles Wesley. Susanna, was the twenty-fifth of twenty-five siblings. Her […]

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 […]