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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 […]

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News round-up

Over fifty attacks in Nigeria by Boko Haram go unreported Surf church making waves in Portugal Man killed in India for not rejecting Christ Iran detains, threatens, dozens of Christian converts International Christian Embassy Jerusalem to host webinars on anti-Semitism     Sign up to receive bi-monthly story updates at editor@lightmagazine.ca – put City Light […]

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

By Lilianne Fuller Human trafficking is big business. Globally, it is the second largest illegal industry worldwide and in 2019, Global Financial Integrity, an organization that tracks illicit financial flows, reported that human trafficking had earned an astounding $150 billion in global profits. In Canada, a trafficker can make between $260,000 – $280,000 per victim […]

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A renewed Indigenous perspective on celebrating Canada Day

By Parry Stelter I am a Canadian Indigenous man who is a Sixties Scoop Survivor. My uncles and aunts, and my biological mother went to residential schools, as well as my grandparents. Three years ago, when Canada was about to celebrate 150 years, I encountered hostility from some fellow Indigenous people. Not hostility towards me, […]

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Walk for Hope

Support your neighbours in recovery   On July 11, 2020 from 9 am to 1:30 pm, Calgarians will be arriving at the Calgary Dream Centre to Walk for Hope. Individuals, churches, and corporations will be coming together on behalf of those overcoming homelessness and addiction. The walk is part of the ‘I Choose Hope’ movement […]

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World Refugee Day – Distant but together

By Jack Taylor In light of systemic racism, social unrest, and the desperate needs of refugees piercing our aura of peace and prosperity, how do we respond so that God’s kingdom comes, and His will gets done on earth as it is in heaven? How do we move forward to establish that taste of heaven […]

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Free to Care falls short in lobby against conversion therapy initiative

by Jack Taylor   When a bylaw interferes in the most intimate parts of people’s lives – their spirituality and their sexuality, then it is time to take a stand. So believed Free to Care founder, Graeme Lauber. He was concerned that Calgary City Council had pulled a significant ‘bait and switch’ when it took […]

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Protesting Pornhub

by Jack Taylor With pornography now targeting 8-11-year-old boys, it is time to be more alert than ever. On International Women’s Day, 200 protesters, representing the 850,000 who signed an online petition, marched on the headquarters of Mindgeek. Based in Montreal on Decarie Blvd., the pornography supermarket provides an umbrella for 23 internet portals (i.e. […]