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Social distancing or social exclusiveness:

How forced changes of COVID-19 can improve your family by Dr. Dave Currie   Our current health crisis has called for social distancing. We are to stay away from others… 6 feet away! We are to self-isolate and we are told the stricter the better. Already, these forced changes, because of COVID-19, are having a […]

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Easter, Jesus, and The Walking Dead

by Doug Zieber   With all of our worlds so recently turned upside down, terms like virus and pandemic have a greater relevance and impact than in our known lifetimes. However, the possibility of the entire human race being infected with a common plague has been a theme of popular culture for nearly a century. […]

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International Day of Prayer 03/29

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the World Evangelical Alliance are inviting Canadians and churches to a Global Day of Prayer and Fasting as part of the Church response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The designated day is Sunday, March 29. See the EFC’s bilingual news release(March 24) which includes words of invitation from EFC President […]

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The life and legacy of St. Patrick

by Josh Pruden   The life of St. Patrick, whose death we commemorate yearly on March 17, is shrouded in ambiguity and folklore. Was his birth name Maewyn Succat? Possibly. Is he the reason Ireland has no snakes? Probably not. Did he explain the Trinity to High King Laoghaire using the three leaves of a […]

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What is a good death?

by Jack Taylor   Two hours after I left the hospice, my friend was dead. We had talked about fears, read Psalm 23, and sang 10,000 Reasons. The hovering nurses smiled as I left. It seemed so peaceful. And sudden. At times I wondered if this hospice had fallen prey to the push to merge […]

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Cultivating friendship – a lost art

by Marion Van Driel We are fashioned to thrive within meaningful community – to work, learn, play and worship together. As we seek to live in community well, we are given friends to walk alongside us in love. And we are gifted to them in return. We may have multiple friends, including one or two […]

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Can we fully recover from intergenerational trauma?

by Parry Stelter   As someone who is classified as a Sixties Scoop Survivor, I have taken quite a bit of time to read about the atrocities that happened between Indigenous people, and the early settlers. Not every story is a bad story of abuse, but when you take a look at the research and […]

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Coldest Night of the Year

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Coldest Night of the Year will take place across Canada on Saturday, Feb 22, 2020. That’s not a weather prediction, but the announcement of an event that raises funds for agencies serving people who experience homelessness. The annual, family-friendly walk-a-thon is held the third Saturday evening in February, traditionally […]

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Putting the byte into Scripture translation

by Jack Taylor   How important is it to have God’s Word in your mother tongue and what difference has technology had in making that possible? While the complete Bible has been translated into 650 languages, there are at least 7,000 spoken or signed languages known to be in use today. 1.5 billion people do […]

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Friendship – viewing Valentine’s Day through an alternate lens

by Marion Van Driel   It’s upon us once more – the day reserved for romantic lovers. Flowers, chocolates, cards with big red hearts, and special dinners are synonymous with Valentine’s. For some, it’s an occasion to express their love in a special way – to nourish their exclusive relationship. But what if you’ve lost […]