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Viewpoint: Truth and Reconciliation

by Parry Stelter   In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada compiled 91 Calls to Action. This was a response to Canada, through the government and the church, implementing forms of genocide and colonialism over several hundred years. Indigenous peoples across this nation, have still been trying to recover from being placed on […]

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Sometimes, love is agony

by Sharon Simpson   Have you ever wondered where the ideas came from for the famous love passage in 1 Corinthians 13? Paul, who wrote this letter, had tracked down new Christians, torturing and killing them. His presence filled people with fear and trepidation. How did he ever figure out what to say about love […]

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Servants Anonymous – RESET Calgary

by Jack Taylor   More than 1,000 women have now found support through Servants Anonymous Calgary (SA) since it was founded by Dominique Machefert in 1984. The non-profit, faith-oriented organization was designed to help sexually-exploited women, and their children. The single house that formed the pilot project has expanded into “three front-line houses, a full […]

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Showing God’s heart during an unplanned pregnancy

A new CPCC centre in Airdrie by Laureen F. Guenther   At Christmas, we celebrated the birth of a child who was the result of an unplanned pregnancy, which threw his mother’s life into turmoil. Every day, women and men across Alberta still find themselves in unplanned pregnancies. Sometimes their lives are thrown into turmoil […]

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Trinity Christian School production, a home-grown effort

A casual chat between colleagues while driving between meetings took Trinity Christian School into unchartered territories. The journey saw students perform, for the first time, a dramatic production with an original script that was written in-house. With a talented staff including Leslie Hedley, it’s hoped Canadian Carol will be the opening act for more of […]

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Fruit of the Spirit: steady ripening

The Conclusion   by Marion Van Driel   Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more. Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you. Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with […]

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A Cultured Christmas

Canada boasts a rapidly changing population, increased numbers of newcomers to Canada and a brighter cultural mosaic than ever before. One in five people in Canada are foreign born. Our diversity shines brightly, especially at Christmas, when folks celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ in contexts that are most meaningful to them, and remember the […]

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The Christian calendar year: GLORY! THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY Dec 25

by Steve Bell   On the Feast of Nativity, we look into the humble, entirely vulnerable face of the Christ Child and ask how we can possibly perceive the “splendour of the Father, and the figure of His substance” as Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen has so eloquently suggested we might. What possible internal […]

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Phil Vischer back with Bob and Larry

by Fazal Karim   What’s it like being back with Bob and Larry? Lots of fun. I haven’t written for Bob and Larry for more than a decade, so I was a little afraid they wouldn’t start talking again when I sat down to write. But I started a scene with Larry walking into a […]

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The business of restoration

By Emily Montesano Looking over his dusty field, Wolde remembered a time when his family’s 30-acre farm was lush and vibrant. But inheriting land split between his siblings meant that his farm was both limited and overworked. Six months a year were marked with hunger, with only one meal per day to sustain him and […]