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Eyes to see: hope of redemption from poverty

by Agnes Chung   Every day we are exposed to poverty – on the streets, in the media and within our communities.  It’s a complex societal dilemma that knows no boundaries and the cause of countless crises and conflicts.  But there is HOPE! The Bible is clear on God’s eternal perspective and hope-filled plan of […]

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Making a difference

by Jack Taylor   A recent poll from the Angus Reid Institute in their partnership with Faith in Canada 150 showed Canadians are split on whether religion is good or bad for the country… 21% think religion is very good and 19% think it is very bad, 60% are split on whether it is partially […]

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Where is God when it hurts?

by Dr. Dave Currie   And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 We all go through trials – it’s part of the human condition. Why does God allow suffering in our lives? I get asked […]

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JustUs equips youth to explore and engage with poverty & justice

Nearly half of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. Eight hundred, five million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking […]

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Discipleship – an urgent concern

by Peter Biggs 12 MONTHS – 12 MINISTRIES Each month will focus on one of these 12 areas of church ministry: •DISCIPLESHIP  •WORSHIP  •PREACHING   •OUTREACH  •SERVING the community  •SERVING the poor  •HEALING & DELIVERANCE •CHILDRENS Ministry   •YOUTH MINISTRY   •SENIORS Ministry   •MENS & WOMENS Ministries    • CHURCH ADMINISTRATION We will draw […]

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Spiritual Disciplines: 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 our […]

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A philosophical satire on Santa Claus

by Stefano Piva At Christmas we often think about the fat man with a beard, who rides a flying sleigh, squeezes down the chimney, and gives out gifts. And if you sneak out of bed at the right time you might even catch him having milk and cookies and kissing mama. But as we grow […]

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Where is God when it hurts?

by Dr. Dave Currie Tragedy after tragedy. Hurt upon hurt. Everyday it seems we hear more sad or heartbreaking news. Fill in the blanks with the latest story impacting your world. It seems there’s no end to the assaults, atrocities, adversities, ailments and accidents that we and those around us have to absorb. What makes […]

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The reformer and Christmas: another side of Luther

by Marion Van Driel Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation finds us wondering at Luther’s courage as he dared challenge the political and religious leaders of his day to change their ways. It’s easy to imagine Martin Luther in his solitary cell, furrowed brow, Bible open, working out his doctrinal positions, ink and […]

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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 – […]