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The Church and the post-truth world: a better way forward

by Abdu Murray   Today’s post-truth mindset has made it far more challenging to share the objective truth of the gospel. The reason is that a post-truth mindset elevates feelings and preference above facts and truth. Ironically, what has brought this new post-truth mindset about is something as old as humanity. The fundamental problem of […]

18/04 April 2018

The Apostles Creed: was crucified, dead and buried

by Mark Grilus We continue our examination of the fourth stanza, looking at, was crucified, dead, and buried. 4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; Scripture declares that Jesus was nailed to a cross, that He died on that cross, and that His body was removed after death […]

18/01 January 2018

“Nobody gets to heaven without a reference letter from the poor”

by Doug Koop   For five years I served on the board of a faith-based charity that works with some of the most marginalized people in our society, including prisoners, sex offenders and adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. These individuals often behave poorly and live in desperate situations. They don’t make it easy […]

18/01 January 2018

God has the puzzle box

by Frank King   Ever tried to do a puzzle without the picture which shows the final product? It’s almost impossible. When it comes to life, many of us feel like we’re in that situation. Each day, or week, or season is a puzzle piece and we have no picture to figure out where it […]

18/01 January 2018

The Apostles Creed: His only begotten Son

by Mark Grilus   We continue with our look at the next statement in this creed with regard to the Son. His importance is verified in that He should be so prominent as to be in half of all the statements of this creed. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord: The […]

18/01 January 2018

Spiritual practices for the year

by Marion Van Driel   While countless resources on living the Christian life are available, a comprehensive book by Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline, thought to be a classic throughout much of the church, lays out 12 spiritual practices considered central. Foster  categorizes these 12 practices into inward, outward and corporate disciplines. He contends that […]