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Engage: Ministry profiles, articles on mission, persecuted church… and more

MCC 100: Growing and Go!-ing Check out the profiles on various Missions and Ministries. – Click here     Articles MCC100: Restorative Justice in Alberta The Persecuted Church: India Mission Central: the context of discipleship Segadores missionaries reach out to hidden tribes of Peru Guests at a stranger’s table: MCC invites you to Share Your […]

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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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Facing Temptation in Your Life

Dr. Dave Currie   She came to me. Early twenties. Broken, confused and defeated. Why? She had repeatedly given in to the draw of being sexually intimate with her soon-to-be fiancé. She knew it was wrong and fully against her values. She had wanted to wait until marriage. Her guilt was suffocating. He battles his […]

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Mission Central: The Context for Discipleship

By John Hall   Mission Central will be initiating more conversations about what it means to be a disciple in the coming years, as we try to bring about a shift in our understanding of mission. We are interested in discipleship because it is fundamentally tied to mission. What we mean is that we serve […]

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General William and Catherine Booth: The Blood & The Fire

By Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird   Cholera. Everyone’s fear, and it was happening again. William and Catherine Booth were there to help feed, clothe, and care for the sick in the stinky, rancid streets of East London.  It was 1866. The incoming tide from the Thames River dumped sewage into East London’s water […]

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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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Home School Feature

Home Education in Alberta Hope Christian School Roots Homeschooling Resources:         Online Schools and Home Education Programs:         Support groups and associations:   Sign up to receive bi-monthly story updates at editor@lightmagazine.ca – put City Light News updates in the Subject line       Home Education in Alberta by Genessa Ardron While Alberta has […]

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Supporting elderly seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sharon Simpson With more than 700 seniors residing on our campus-of-care, there is a wide range of interactions and levels of support from families during this pandemic. As I write this today, we have reached 100 days of lockdown. This has meant there have been no visitors in the long-term care homes, and only […]

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Eugene Peterson: Poetic shepherd

By Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird Who would have imagined that 1.1 million people would watch an interview with Eugene Peterson and the musician Bono, on YouTube? Peterson was the author of over thirty books, including The Message, written over ten years, with 20 million copies in print. Bono, lead singer for U2, commented: “it’s […]

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Love You Dad!

by David Kalamen, Pastor, Kelowna Christian Centre   It has been seven years since my father, Arnold Kalamen, passed away. I think about him often, and gratefully, I am still able, through recording done through technology, to hear and remember the sound of his voice. I recall one of my last visits. We had both […]