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Pacific Theatre season opener, The Christians, stories that resonate

by Keri Vermeulen After more than 30 years, Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre is still – pardon the cliché –a hidden gem among professional theatre in Vancouver. The little alley-style theatre on the lower floor of the Chalmers Heritage Building near 12th and Granville, has steadfastly produced artistically excellent, spiritually powerful and socially relevant plays for audiences […]

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All Saints planting good seeds for movie goers

by Keri Vermeulen   The seeds we sow in Christian life are not only metaphorical, they are sometimes quite literal. Such was the case with Reverend Michael Spurlock, a pastor who heard and followed direction from God to keep his quaint country church – slated for closure – alive by farming the land it sat […]

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Music Reviews

By Kevin Pollard   Tauren Wells: Hills & Valleys, Reunion, 2017 After two albums and five years as the frontman of pop/R&B band Royal Taylor, Tauren Wells made the difficult decision to break away to pursue a solo career. His debut full-length solo album Hills and Valleys is probably the best album I have heard […]

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The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

by Flyn Ritchie: churchforvancouver.com   The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer by bringing in a very strong line-up of musicians, including the likes of Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin and Jim Kweskin. Some of our best local musicians will be at Jericho Beach Park July 13 – 16, […]

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Passion Play, an epic story

by Keri Vermeulen An epic, true story of faith, hope and love is blossoming among the hoodoos and the coulees in the rocky hills of the Canadian Badlands region of Alberta. The unique landscape provides a natural setting and stage for a theatrical experience of the Gospel of Luke. The acclaimed Canadian Bandlands Passion Play […]

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New faith film All Saints

From the studio that brought you Miracles from Heaven, Sony Pictures Releasing Canada has announced the upcoming film All Saints, will be in Canadian theaters Aug. 25. All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny Anglican church he was ordered to shut down, and a group […]

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Bard’s side stage presents romantic comedy and moral drama

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in repertoire with Merchant of Venice on on the Howard Family Stage, June 29 to September 17. Directed by Scott Bellis, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a lively tale of friendship, love and loyalty, with two very funny […]

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Theo’s Feast, The gospel made edible

by Agnes Chung   “Paradise Lost”, “Salt of the Earth”, “A Taste of Grace” and “Love Comes to Town”. These are some exquisite gourmet dishes created with an edible metaphor to communicate the gospel truth through the presentation and flavour of the food, says Gary Stevenson, Theo’s Feast Founder and Simon Fraser University chaplain.  The […]

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Bard on the Beach – Theatre Under the Stars

Bard on the Beach                 Theatre Under the Stars     Bard on the Beach opens For Vancouver theatre-goers, nothing gets the excitement going like the red and white festival-style tent village that pops up along the shores of Kitsilano’s Vanier Park every summer. It’s here, in two theatre tents, that Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare […]

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The Honour Drum

by Keela Keeping   “I always had a sense that I was not participating enough in the discussion of Indigenous people’s issues,” says Tim Huff, best-selling author and Youth Unlimited Toronto youth worker. “As a white guy who spent my adult life involved in social justice issues, when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission started to […]