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Unpacking and exploring the truth

By Frank King   A few months ago, I found an entertaining blog that listed “32 Reasons to be an Atheist (as Opposed to a Christian),” by someone calling themselves ‘Violetwisp’. It’s a great opportunity to explain the truth about following Jesus – and maybe you can use this information to share your faith with […]

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Finding Hope – At Any Age

By Dorothy Lowrie One task I give myself each day to help with my own level of hope – with my focus these days being hope for a better tomorrow for all of us in this pandemic – is to look for God’s grace in simple things. This week, God’s grace came to me through […]

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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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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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Books, Music, DVD’s – From your local Christian Bookstore

Please order from your local Christian bookstore – All accepting online and/or phone orders Some are now open limited hours, please check   Better Books & Bibles, Calgary – www.betterbooksandbibles.com – 403-233-2409 Christian Book & Record, Edmonton – www.christianbookandrecord.ca – 780-478-2798 Kennedy’s Parable, Red Deer – www.onlinestore.kennedysparable.com – 403-342-7477 The Bookstore on Perron, St. Albert – www.bookstoreonperron.com – 780-458-3155 The Fig Tree Christian […]

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Chuck Smith: Father of the Jesus Movement

By Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird   The Hippie movement had brought 100,000 youth to Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco for the 1967 Summer of Love.  By the end of 1969, many had died from drug overdoses. In December 1969, a young man was stabbed to death at a free rock concert in Altamont, California. […]

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Growing young

By Phil Callaway   I am inspired by older people with active funny bones. At a banquet I sat beside Roger, a 93-year-old, and his much younger wife Helen. I think she was 91. I’ll tell you, he robbed the cradle. I asked Roger what it was like to get old. He said, “I don’t […]

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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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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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Arts Round-up: CIFF, Michael Hart, Fire Exit Scripts on Fire

The Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF)  awards Shirley Douglas the lifetime achievement award for 2020 Kiefer Sutherland accepting award on Ms. Douglas’ behalf. The fourth annual Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival announced that Ms. Shirley Douglas will be awarded posthumously the Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong work as a great Canadian artist. […]