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Underground university

Sunday November 12 is International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. For more information go to www.idop.ca or call 604-836-4546 ___________________________________________________________ by Greg Musselman They are not your typical Bible school students. Not only are they from one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a Christian – North Korea – […]

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Three ways that worshipping keeps us faithful

Surviving our cultural Babylon By Johnny Markin It doesn’t take very long to surf the media to see that the Christian faith is under siege. Those of us who attempt to live Biblically find ourselves being “strangers in a strange land,” in what used to be a Christian culture, or at least one greatly influenced […]

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Where is God?

By Dr. Dave Currie In Las Vegas on October 1 a lone gunman, motives still unknown, opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers…58 people dead – 546 injured. The deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in US history. Where was God… in Las Vegas? How was it fair for the people who lost their […]

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Spiritual Disciplines: Guidance

by Marion Van Driel “I feel God leading me to . . .” is a phrase we often hear in the Christian community. What does that mean? Unless we’ve understood the process of discernment, we may, in fact, be merely seeking God’s blessing for a specific direction of our own will. Discernment is best practiced alongside […]

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Annual Relief Festival raises $1M

Over 20,000 people attended the annual MCC British Columbia Festival for World Relief September 15 & 16 at the Abbotsford TRADEX which raised over one million dollars to support Mennonite Central Committee’s relief, development, and peace work locally and around the world. Last year’s festival hit this same target for the first time in the […]

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Mark Washington – BC Lions

by Mark Washington Fresh off their most recent loss to Calgary Stampeders by a score of 27-13, frustration is mounting amongst players and the coaching staff of the BC Lions. BC had a winning record of 5-2 back on August 5, however, six weeks later things are different. Their record now sits at 6-6, having […]

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The Problem of God: answering skeptics’ challenges to Christianity by Mark Clark

by Dan Rutherford Our increasingly secular culture has moved faith to the margins of life. Mark Clark writes from the context of a very secular part of our culture where the percentage of those who attend church has plummeted and those who declare they have ‘no religion’ has sky-rocketed.   It is in this context […]

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Spiritual Disciplines: Study

by Marion Van Driel September marks the beginning of the academic year. Students – eager, reluctant, passionate, indifferent or anxious – fill learning centers from kindergarten rooms to university lecture halls. But study is far more than an intellectual exercise. In his book Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster asserts that focused and repeated study molds […]

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Freedom of Religion in Canada

Part 3 – using our freedom wisely by Marion Van Driel Recognizing that all Canadians have a constitutional right to voicing, practicing and involving their faith view in the political landscape, how do we as Christians use that right in a compelling manner? Trinity Western University President Bob Kuhn believes that we have taken many […]

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Connecting through art after immigrating to Canada

by Kristin Voth Two years ago, 17-year-old Baz Bedejim could never have guessed he’d be selected to create art exploring Canadian identity. A young teenager whose family had just immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, Baz initially had a tough time adjusting to life in Vancouver. Fortunately, he soon found himself in Youth Unlimited’s Creative […]