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20/07 Jul 2020

20/07 Jul 2020

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 […]

20/07 Jul 2020

Forgive Like a Dog

by Phil Callaway   When our kids turned into teenagers, we wanted to hear the pitter patter of little feet once again. So we got a dog. They’re cheaper and they come with more feet. Now if you’re not a dog person, I forgive you, but if you are, you know that there’s nothing more […]

20/07 Jul 2020

The beautiful reality of being God’s pawn

by Frank King   The atheist meme depicts Star Trek’s Mr. Spock playing chess with this message: “Why can’t you checkmate a Christian? Because they’re all pawns.” Dictionary.com has several definitions for “pawn”. The one that seems most relevant to this graphic is “someone who is used or manipulated to further another person’s purposes”. Based […]

20/07 Jul 2020

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 […]

20/07 Jul 2020

The Word Guild – The Leslie K. Tarr Lifetime Achievement Award : Novelist Michael O’Brien

The Word Guild honours distinguished novelist and mentor Novelist Michael O’Brien has been formally recognized for his contributions to Canadian artistic and literary culture and to the community at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College. This year’s Leslie K. Tarr Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes a major career contribution to Christian writing and publishing in […]

20/07 Jul 2020

Our sins of omission can’t hide anymore

by D.B. Ryen   “Whoever knows the right thing to do but doesn’t do it, to him it’s sin.”  James 4:17   There are two broad categories of sin: sins of commission and sins of omission.  Sins of commission are doing the wrong thing, that is, actively breaking God’s law. These get the majority of […]

20/07 Jul 2020

To market, to market: How the stock market really works

By Arnold Machel, CFP®   “The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’”   Mathew 25:20(NIV) I’ve had a few people express some incredulity at the resilience of the stock markets lately. At the […]

20/07 Jul 2020

Rosebud receives award, nominations, generosity

By Laureen F. Guenther Rosebud Theatre’s A Christmas Story recently received a Critter Award and two nominations. The Critters, the industry nickname for the Calgary Theatre Critics, also gave two nominations to Zach Running Coyote, a 2019 Rosebud School of the Arts graduate, for Best Original Play and Best Leading Performance. Brian Ball, A Christmas […]

20/07 Jul 2020

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, […]

20/07 Jul 2020

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 […]