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20/01 Jan 2020

The Christian calendar year: Epiphany, like shining from shook foil

by Steve Bell   The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil… – Gerard Manly Hopkins Next to Ordinary Time, Epiphany (from the Latin word meaning manifestation, or shining forth) may be the least-observed season of the Christian calendar year, and yet its power to […]

19/06 June 2019

We’re bigger than we think

by Jack Taylor   So what difference will that make for us as churches in Canada? Tim Day, executive director of City Movement, has now completed his tour of 30 Canadian cities – presenting to some 2,000 church leaders along the way. At the end of it all he summarized his three biggest take-aways as, […]

19/05 May 2019

St. James is 50

left to right: Wardens Frank Gardner and David Parker, Canon Charles Alexander, Bishop Morse Goodman   St. James Anglican Church, one of the first buildings in Ranchlands (1977), will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Sunday June 2, with an Open House and Homecoming on Saturday June 1 from 10 am – 4 pm. Over […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Creighton returns to Didsbury’s oldest church

by Frank Dobbs   There are two familiar faces back on the streets, in the schools, stores and cafés of Didsbury. Colin Creighton is back on the staff of the historic Zion Evangelical Missionary Church (ZEMC) as the lead pastor. His wife Patty, an elementary school education assistant, has rejoined the staff at Ross Ford […]

18/10 October 2018

Two church journey’s become one

by Katie Pearn   Thirty years ago, Pastor Roy Holmquist and his wife Marilyn came to Calgary to plant a church along with their Alberta & NWT District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. They gathered as a small group in W.O. Mitchell School in Calgary’s Northwest community of Silver Springs. This new church plant, […]

18/09 September 2018

Anglicans: historic shift in power to GAFCON

by Danielle Martell   Many people have never considered the possibility  that one day the Anglican Church would undergo a power shift away from Canterbury and move to GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference). For 500 years the Anglican Church has been firmly rooted under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury. However, the western church […]

18/02 February 2018

The ‘Mall Church’

by Shandy Browett   Walking through West Edmonton Mall, not only is it loaded with attractions, there are hundreds of stores all under one roof. A shopper’s paradise! It is a city within a city. The first time you see the West Edmonton Christian Assembly (WECA) Chapel, your brain registers the word ‘chapel.’ Wait… isn’t […]

18/02 February 2018

Spiritual practices for the year: prayer

by Marion Van Driel   There is probably no other Christian practice that’s been more widely studied, discussed and written about than the topic of prayer. After all, prayer is conversing with God – deepening our relationship with Him. If someone came to you for advice on building a close relationship, what would you say? […]