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19/11 NOV 2019

Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control

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)   The final characteristic on this familiar list stands out rather negatively in relation to the others. Self-control is an attribute that has become increasingly […]

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

The Christian calendar year: the story of stories

by Steve Bell (Editor’s note: See review of Bell’s Pilrim’s Year Series after this article) It may seem unlikely that someone like myself, brought up in pragmatic prairie evangelicalism, would be writing about the spiritual tradition of the Church calendar year. Truth be told, it is a tradition that has profoundly shaped my Christian self, […]

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 […]

19/06 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 […]

19/04 April 2019

Eight steps to meaningful life work

by Joyce Rempel   Are you in the middle of your career and want to transition into a different field? A new graduate seeking direction for your career? Do you need help resolving a work conflict? There are resources, tools and experts available to guide you through such challenges. Connie Covey at www.CareerPlan.ca is one […]

19/04 April 2019

Dead Sea Scrolls: The latest cave discovery

(Photo Credit: Casey L. Olsen and Oren Gutfeld – Remnants of Parchment when removed from jug found in Q12 Cave)   by Agnes Chung   Few artifacts have captured the curiosity and excitement of Christians and Jews more than the Dead Sea Scrolls, which contain passages of the Old Testament. Every book of the Hebrew […]

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 […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Jesus: the “ultimate sanitation engineer”

by Frank King   My wife and I do a lot of reading in bed each night before turning out the lights. She uses a Kindle and I go with old-school paper. The advantage for me is I can—and do—utilize a highlighter to remember words that resonate on a spiritual level. Here are some highlights […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

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) In our introduction last month to this series on spiritual fruit, we noted that the Spirit produces one fruit with nine characteristics within the believer. […]