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Spirituality

19/03 March 2019

Military chaplains serve God and country

by Jenny Schweyer   In a secular society where even the slightest references to God have been stripped from most public institutions, there remains one significant organization in Canada where the gospel is allowed to be proclaimed. Not only is it allowed, it is encouraged, to the point that leaders of faith are actively being […]

19/03 March 2019

Forgiving amidst a tsunami of grief

by Frank King   Did you notice the Christian element that was present during the Humboldt Broncos sentencing hearing? Just to recap, in late January, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu faced the families of the 16 people he killed when the semi-trailer he was driving in rural Saskatchewan plowed into a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey […]

19/03 March 2019

Rev. Dr. Michael Green (1930-2019)

Winsome and joyful pastor, theologian, and evangelist by Dan Rutherford   Many Christians across North America will reflect with sad fondness to the news of the death of Michael Green. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Green was Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver where he inspired great numbers […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Fruit of the Spirit : one fruit, multiple attributes

by Marion Van Driel   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22,23) A new year always seems a good time to unpack well-worn and well-known truths with new eyes. These verses from Galatians are ripe (pun intended) […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Spiritual practices for the year: Celebration

by Marion Van Driel   It seems rather odd to think of celebration as a discipline. Isn’t celebration a significant part of our human DNA? Workweek drudgery is softened by anticipation of weekend fun – a mentality not necessarily restricted to secular culture. In the Christian community, we too, often feel the need to ‘let […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Faith, hope and mystery: Christmas: ‘Til the soul felt its worth

by Frank King   O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining ‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. I’ll bet you don’t have to think long to match the melody with the lyrics of […]

18/10 October 2018

Spiritual practices for the year: Study

by Marion Van Driel   Study is far more than an intellectual exercise. In his book Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster asserts that focused and repeated study molds patterns of thought. The Discipline of Study transforms us, freeing us from perceptions that hold us captive. Our worship, our spiritual experiences, our prayers, our kingdom work […]

18/07 July 2018

Spiritual practices for the year: Submission

by Marion Van Driel   One of the first words children learn is ‘no’. Early on we clearly convey what it is we want and don’t want. Inherent to our human nature is the emotional – if not physical – defiant stamp of the foot, protruding bottom lip, collapse and wail – whatever it takes […]

18/06 June 2018

Spiritual practices for the year: Solitude

by Marion Van Driel   Being alone is uncomfortable. Being alone in total silence can be terrifying. And yet, solitude is considered a spiritual discipline. In his bestselling book, Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster writes, “Jesus calls us from loneliness to solitude . . . Loneliness is inner emptiness. Solitude is inner fulfillment.”  Our dependence […]

18/04 April 2018

Ignoring those shiny, colourful billboards

by Frank King I’ve been reading a blog by Derrick Miller, who wrote about his trip in and out of Christianity and, finally, to atheism. Derrick makes some good points about the challenges of being a Christian. Among them: •   The difficulty of reading and comprehending the Bible; •   The challenge of living […]