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Is human life expendable?

By Angelos Kyriakedes This is the fundamental question behind Canada’s Medical assistance in dying (MAID) laws and its attempted revisions under Bill C-7 this October.  Bill C-14 originally became law in 2016 and made it legal for people with “reasonably foreseeable” deaths to receive assistance in dying from a physician. Along with this clause, the […]

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Christian History – Opponents and persecutions of the early church

By Mark Grilus As the Gospel spread throughout the known world in the early 100’s and 200’s, its unique message of Jesus as the only way of salvation, would gain the attention of certain philosophers, who would question the beliefs and practices of the new religion.   Fronto – Slanderous arguments Marcus Cornelius Fronto (c. […]

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The Canada Pension Plan: Decisions, decisions, decisions

By Arnold Machel, CFP® “So Methuselah lived 969 years, and he died.”   Gen 5:27 (NIV) “When should I take my Canada Pension Plan?” is another one of those very commonly asked questions that I get. And the answer will probably surprise you. Obviously, it varies person to person, depending very heavily on one’s tax and […]

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Weathering the trials of mental illness

By Marja Bergen In 1966, at the age of twenty I met Wes, a man of twenty-three. We had been going out for a few months when I was admitted to Riverview Hospital, diagnosed with schizophrenia. Twenty years later, with better understanding of psychiatry, it was found that I had bipolar disorder. During my six […]

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Global and growing – TWU embraces multi-access learning

By Jack Taylor All five local campuses of Trinity Western are primed and ready to pursue innovation and reinvention like never before. Surging out of the creative hearts and minds of faculty, staff and students, reimagined learning centres celebrate a vital, multi-access, global, Christian University finding strength during adversity. Students from 70 countries access the […]

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Living with chronic fatigue, and with chronic pain

Suffering & hope amidst Myaglic Encephalomyelitis/CFS   by Danielle Martell Just another father-daughter drive to Shopper’s Drug Mart, but today is no ordinary day. Dad drops me close to the door then parks the car. My legs feel heavy, like I’ve climbed a large mountain and can’t push them one more step. They slow down […]

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Finances: The case for optimism

by Arnold Machel CFP   “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”    Phil 4:8 (NIV)   Lately I’ve found myself disturbed by the pessimism I hear around me. It seems to be […]

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Dementia caregivers refreshed by support group

By Laureen F. Guenther “Dementia can be a very lonely time for the person with dementia, and also for their loved ones,” says Jayne Burnham, Pastor of Care and Compassion at Southview Church in Calgary. A support group at Southview makes that aloneness more bearable. The support group began meeting about four years ago, after […]

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Divide and conquer: Taking advantage of a little-known tax strategy

            “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.” 1 Cor 7:3 (KJV)   The three D’s of Tax Smart Investing are Deduct, Divide and Defer. Generally, Tax Deductions are best as they usually offer the highest tax savings. Dividing can […]

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Our sins of omission can’t hide anymore

by D.B. Ryen   “Whoever knows the right thing to do but doesn’t do it, to him it’s sin.”  James 4:17   There are two broad categories of sin: sins of commission and sins of omission.  Sins of commission are doing the wrong thing, that is, actively breaking God’s law. These get the majority of […]