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Acquitted for Speaking Up

By Jack Taylor Retired Edmonton firefighter, Dale Malayko, was acquitted October 20 by the Provincial Court of Alberta in response to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ defense that he acted within his constitutional rights. The street preacher was accused of ‘permitting a noise that disturbs the peace of another’ while he stood on a […]

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A truly international ministry

By David Rodrigeuz The greatest success has been the manifestation and faithfulness of God in the 32 years of our congregation since it was founded. Our congregation is composed of over 20 different nationalities, albeit all Spanish speakers but certainly with different cultures and backgrounds.  We do not promote one over the other.  We celebrate […]

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Transformed by the power of Jesus

By Jack Taylor   Wilna van Beek is clear in her stance when she says “I am a former lesbian transformed by the power of Jesus. Her book, When Gay Comes Home is a practical guide for families dealing with issues of sexuality. Van Beek claims that being able to sit and talk with her […]

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Prayers for a kidney transplant

Sha Ro Paw was born on June 24, 1966 in Myanmar and in July of 2007, she and her husband moved to Canada with their three young children. They have been involved in Zion Baptist Church of Kensington in Edmonton for many years. Ro Paw was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2011 and in June […]

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It’s a free-for-all in the Ride For Refuge

By Jack Taylor Each year, since 2004, the Ride for Refuge has welcomed cyclists to fundraise for their charitable causes. Birthed by International Teams, and nurtured by the Blue Sea Foundation, the national event attracts thousands of participants who raise awareness for displaced, vulnerable and exploited peoples. Despite adjustments due to Covid 19, I’ll be […]

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Between memory and hope

Remembering Kandhamal on the 12th Anniversary of the largest anti-Christian genocide in India   By Varun Deepak Nagabuthlula   Twelve years on, memories of horrific and barbaric violence remain fresh among the survivors of the Kandhamal anti-Christian genocide. On August 25, 2008, after ten days of nationwide Independence Day celebrations, Kandhamal, the poorest district in […]

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Ambassadors don’t respond to rejection with rejection

by Parry Stelter When I was a child and I would encounter some form of rejection, it often made me feel insecure – and I felt sad. This would manifest itself by my hiding, or getting mad, when I saw that person or group of people. Most likely I was feeling several different emotions.  Even […]

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Refreshing at Mid-Life with CREST

by Jack Taylor   Seventy-Five percent of leaders flatline after midlife (40+). This reality, in 2002, gave birth to CREST as a place where leaders can flourish. Three hundred individuals have responded to the opportunity so far. The learning experience sets up a unique journey of deep reflection, wise input and courageous output. Dr. Dan […]

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Yellow ‘I Choose Hope’ signs helped raise over $215,000 for addiction recovery

Between July 20 – 23, the Calgary Dream Centre celebrated the conclusion of the ‘I Choose Hope’ campaign that surpassed their fundraising goal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. By now you are likley familiar with the yellow I Choose Hope signs that appeared throughout Calgary over the last couple of months. These signs had a purpose, […]

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The incalculable impact of Dr. J.I. Packer: Giant of the faith

(July 22, 1926 to July 17, 2020) By Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Canada has been blessed to have the late Dr J.I. Packer in our own backyard since 1979.  Although born in the UK, he became a Canadian citizen after becoming a Regent College professor.  His generosity of spirit has transformed countless […]