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Spiritual Disciplines: Submission, letting go of our own way

by Marion Van Driel   One of the first words children learn is ‘no’. Early on we clearly convey what it is we want and don’t want. Inherent to our human nature is the emotional – if not physical – defiant stamp of the foot, protruding bottom lip, collapse and wail – whatever it takes […]

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Solo Christo

by Shaio Chong   2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We’re commemorating 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). In courtrooms, witnesses swear to tell the truth, […]

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Leading explorer David Thompson

by Ed Hird   David Thompson represents the best of the early Canadian explorers. A strong Christian, he remained faithful to his wife and never sold alcohol to First Nations people. Thompson had seen so many First Nations people harmed by the liquor trade that he had acquired a strong aversion to such profiteering. When […]

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Spiritual Disciplines: Solitude, a deep inner silence

by Marion Van Driel   Being alone is uncomfortable. Being alone in total silence can be terrifying. And yet, solitude is considered a spiritual discipline. In his bestselling book, Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster writes, “Jesus calls us from loneliness to solitude . . . Loneliness is inner emptiness. Solitude is inner fulfillment.” Our dependence […]

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The faithful flying Gaglardis

Canada 150   by Rev. Dr. Ed Hird On this 150th Celebration of Canada, we remember a remarkably dynamic couple, Phil and Jennie (nee Sandin) Gaglardi, who helped shape Canadian Christian history in British Columbia. Jennie, with her co-worker Laurene Schneider (Drury) started the 80-year old Christian Life Assembly (CLA) church in 1937 with street […]

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Through Middle Eastern eyes

Gospel and Mission Series: by John Hall   The theme for Missions Fest 2018 is “What is the Gospel” and we’ll be looking at the word through the eyes of missional professionals throughout the year. In this article Roland Muller shares about how the Gospel is perceived through different cultural lenses, making it relevant for […]

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Sola Fide – By Faith Alone

by Stephen Martin   2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We’re commemorating 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). Faith must be nurtured and nourished in a […]

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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 […]