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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, […]

18/10 October 2018

The Apostles Creed: I believe in the Holy Ghost

by Mark Grilus   The creed now moves on to the third person of the Trinity.  The Holy Ghost, or the Holy Spirit, was understood to be the third member of the Godhead. Early Church Fathers understood that the Spirit was a person, not a force or power.  Although the divine being we call God […]

18/09 September 2018

Spiritual practices for the year: Service

by Marion Van Driel   The air was tense in the upper room. The disciples were gathered around Jesus, keenly aware of the unspoken problem; no servant was present to wash their mud-caked feet, and those of their Master. They were trying hard to ignore the elephant in the room – eyeing one another, wondering […]

18/09 September 2018

Survival Habits of the Soul

by Ken Shigematsu   Even though I’ve been out of school for many years, I still have nightmares where I am a student completely unprepared for a French or math exam. I feel the pressure to perform, like when I played competitive basketball and I had teammates depending on me. That pressure to achieve and […]

18/09 September 2018

Why settle for karma when you can have God’s glorious truth?

by Frank King   An old high school friend caught my attention when she posted a Facebook meme that looked exactly like a restaurant billboard. That billboard had had nothing but these words, in capital letters: WELCOME TO THE KARMA CAFE. THERE ARE NO MENUS; YOU WILL GET SERVED WHAT YOU DESERVE. Most people believe […]

18/07 July 2018

The post-truth world: clearing up confusion

by Abdu Murray   “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.” This cleverly biting remark is sometimes attributed to atheist philosopher Victor Stenger and sometimes to vocal atheist scientist, Richard Dawkins.  It’s an effective meme that perpetuates the culture’s current confusion that science is the opponent of faith and vice-versa. But […]

18/07 July 2018

A loving and firm challenge to Anglican leaders

Delegates at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem in June, attended by 1,950 representatives from 50 countries, made a passionate call to go to the ends of the earth to proclaim Jesus Christ to all nations. They also agreed on a letter to the churches in the Anglican Communion which calls for the […]

18/07 July 2018

Will God supply our needs or our wants?

by Frank King   I hear it referenced often, in conversations and in written devotions: God will take care of our needs. There’s certainly Scripture to back up that belief. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wrote “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” […]

Inspiring Faith

The Apostles Creed:

He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty   by Mark Grilus   Now we look at the ascension of Jesus to heaven. It is further proof of His authority, His resurrection being the evidence of His perfect righteousness, pleasing the Father.    His ascension is not limited […]

18/06 June 2018

Earth – made for people

by Raymond Strom   Earth is an amazing place! It is no accident, or the result of random processes as is suggested by those who believe in planetary evolution.  We outlined the pursuit of exoplanets in the last article, and how astronomers who believe in planetary evolution are looking for the evidence of life on […]