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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. […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Sharpen Conference: Sharpen your skills, your vision and your heart

by Joyce Rempel Coming to Calgary May 2-4, 2019, Sharpen Conference welcomes a diverse and gifted team of presenters from Bethel Conservatory of the Arts in Redding, California as well as Nashville recording group Here Be Lions, and local worship collective, HopefulSon. In its seventh year, Sharpen is one of the largest conferences in southern […]

19/01 Jan 2019

The Bible and science: Jupiter – The grand planet

by Raymond Strom   Jupiter, the most massive planet in our solar system, is a fascinating object. It is so large, and with its prominent moons, becomes an object easily seen with even the least expensive telescopes or binoculars. It is called a gas giant, because a significant part of its mass is made up […]

19/01 Jan 2019

The impact of a penny

by Danielle Martell   To my dear friend Paula Trotter-Long: supplier of my World Vision piggy bank fish whom I nicknamed Gilbert – because Gilbert has gills. Gilbert the fish is reaching max capacity! It has come to my attention that supporting charities in Canada today has become a more expensive habit than was previously […]