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Sola Scripture

by James R. Payton Jr   2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Starting with this column, we’ll commemorate the anniversary by highlighting its five rallying themes: Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura), Faith Alone (Sola Fide), Christ Alone (Solo Christo), Grace Alone (Sola Gratia), and Glory to God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria). The Protestant […]

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Spiritual Discipline: Worship

risky and transforming by Marion Van Driel Just weeks ago, we commemorated the death of Christ – that awe-filled love sacrifice for which our expressions of thanks could never be adequate – and then, a few days later we celebrated the incredible resurrection of Christ, the earth-shattering victory overcoming death itself. The Easter service is the […]

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Focus on Higher Education

Capernwray Harbour: Bible School & Conference Setting Nestled among the Gulf Islands of British Columbia’s west coast, Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre on Thetis Island offers students and guests a unique learning experience! From September through to May, Capernwray Harbour runs a One Year Bible School programme where sound, practical Bible teaching focusing on both the […]

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The girl in the picture: from fire to freedom

by Jenny Schweyer   It is one of the most iconic images in modern times, and certainly the most memorable of the Vietnam War. The 1972 Pulitzer Prize-Winning photo depicts a terrified group of children flanked by South Vietnamese soldiers running away from their burning village. It had previously been captured by the North Vietnamese, […]

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First Nations: Faith that inspires hope and love

Canada 150   by Agnes Chung The First Nations people have lived in this land we now call Canada for at least 12,000 years or even longer.  In fact, the name ‘Canada’ derived from a Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata meaning village or land.  As we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday this year, we reach out […]

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Ministry of Presence with Matt Malyon

Gospel and Mission Series by John Hall   “What is the Gospel?” is the Missions Fest 2018 theme. We’re asking that question now, as part of an ongoing journey of expanding our understanding of God, His Kingdom and our role in it. If you asked 10 people what the word Gospel means you would probably […]

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The Sanctity of Life

Post Abortion Community Services Signal Hill – Focus on Life           Post Abortion Community Services After Abortion Care “What’s been done has been done. So why does my past abortion keep bothering me?” Post Abortion Community Services (PACS) frequently hears such statements. Peer counsellors assist women and men to resolve the […]

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Rising life: it’s woven into our history

by Rev. Dr. Ed Hird   As a teenager, I golfed and skied religiously on Sunday mornings. But I would never skip Easter Sunday at church. For some reason, I always had a soft spot towards Easter. Perhaps it was all that delicious chocolate. Maybe it was because my father would attend services at Easter, […]

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The losers of Easter

by Pastor Vern Tomke   Ever feel like a loser –  that everything you hoped or worked for is a big bust?  Does disappointment and regret follow you like a stray dog – you continually  tell it to “go home”, yet a simple glance in its direction causes it to come bounding toward you with […]

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Spiritual Disciplines: confession, coming just as we are

by Marion Van Driel   “Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee O Lamb of God, I come, I come.”   One of the key themes of Lent is confession. In the days leading up to the passion and […]