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FAMILY MATTERS

by Laura Lynn Tyler-Thompson We used to fear that call that comes in late at night when you know it can’t be good news. But now it’s a text, like the one I got a week ago from my 21-year-old son, Aaron, “Mom, I’ve been in an accident. I’m in emergency.”  That’s all I needed […]

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S U R R E Y – snapshots of faith 1

By Peter Biggs  [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith] TABLE of CONTENTS (click to go to): • Background     • Whalley’s STRIP     • Refugees     • Cloverdale Pastors Surge     • Church leaders meet Mayor     • Seniors     • Friendship with Sikhs     • Surrey […]

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Culture Guard

by Jack Taylor Kari Simpson, a well-known family rights advocate responsible for legislative changes to better protect families from unwarranted government intrusion, surfaced into media attention again recently with her foray into the Sex at Lunch program for grade ten to twelve students at Lord Byng School in Vancouver. She also worked to highlight the […]

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Our Stories Shape Us

: history, faith & practice of the indigenous church in Canada by Marion Van Driel Anyone who has experienced a broken relationship knows that the mending requires long- term commitment to restore trust and wholeness. A half-hearted effort or quick “I’m sorry” won’t bring back long-term health. The journey towards reconciliation is long and often […]

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The senior journey

By Lilianne Fuller Today’s medical technology and scientific advances have led to people in North America living longer. Many are living into their 80’s and 90’s, with some reaching that milestone age of 100. A handful of people are going beyond, as centenarians. This has led to a new phenomenon. Today, society has three generations […]

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Cultus Lake Adventure Park

More excitement per square foot   Enter to Win Tickets to Cultus Lake Adventure Park or Cultus Lake Water Park. Send your name, address and phone number to events@lightmagazine.ca   by Jenny Schweyer You know those tiny clown cars? After the 12th clown climbs out, you think the car couldn’t possibly hold one more and […]

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Strengthening the family:

Family Matters Conference   Kick off the fall season for you, your family and church family ministries with a great opportunity to attend a fun, encouraging and educational event intended to teach, edify and strengthen the family unit. Guest speakers include TV host Laura Lynn Tyler -Thompson of the 700 Club Canada, Darin Latham, lead […]

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Spiritual disciplines: Service

Losing the pecking order… by Marion Van Driel The air was tense in the upper room. The disciples were gathered around Jesus, keenly aware of the unspoken problem; no servant was present to wash their mud-caked feet, and those of their Master. They were trying hard to ignore the elephant in the room – eyeing […]

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Freedom of religion in Canada

Part 2 – Understanding today’s climate   by Marion Van Driel Canada is characterized by her diversity, her polite citizens, and her tolerance of just about anything – except rude behaviour. As Christians, we might ask whether that broad tolerance still extends to the faith that was instrumental in shaping this nation, her constitution and […]

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Building God’s kingdom through Alpha

by Doris Fleck   With hundreds of Alpha courses starting up this fall across Canada, Alpha billboards adorn buildings, bus shelters and benches asking, “Is there more to life than this?” These provocative ads have resonated with thousands of people as they grapple with the meaning of life and the existence of God. Aimmey Chu […]