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Prayer: In touch with the Divine

by Marion Van Driel   There is probably no other Christian practice that’s been more widely studied, discussed and written about than the topic of prayer. After all, prayer is conversing with God – deepening our relationship with Him. If someone came to you for advice on building a close relationship, what would you say? […]

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Hope Rising in 2017

by Rev Dr. Ed Hird O ur hearts were created to be filled with rising hope. For each of us in this New Year 2017, hope is a choice. Will we be hopeful or hopeless, thankful or thankless, joyful or joyless? Billy Graham said that people in the most affluent societies are feeling this sense […]

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Spiritual practices for the New Year

by Marion Van Driel  Every January it seems impossible to escape the overload of magazine headlines promoting health and fitness goals that will inevitably produce youthfulness, strength and longevity. In contrast, we seldom hear of people setting spiritual fitness goals – to engage in practices that strengthen the soul – in the knowledge, wisdom and […]

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Top notch worship music team at Vancouver’s Festival of Hope

by Frank King   For King & Country, Ellie Holmcomb, Phil Wickham, The Afters and Michael W. Smith. If you’re still looking for a reason to invite your non-Christian friends to at least one night of the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, this lineup should be all the motivation you need. These artists, plus one […]

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GOD AND SANTA

Childish beliefs? Why this popular atheist taunt simply doesn’t add up by Andy Bannister The other morning, I powered up my iPhone to be greeted by a tweet from an atheist friend: “The only difference between God and Santa or the Tooth Fairy is that people don’t get slaughtered by believers in Santa or the […]

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Chances are… A bold campaign

by Marion Van Driel On September 26, a new 29-week campaign was launched by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) to engage radio audiences in thinking more deeply about today’s most commonly asked questions around hot button topics like justice, tolerance, suffering, happiness, success, love, depression and sexuality. Chances are, we all think about these subjects. […]

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Love Distribution seeking volunteers

by Agnes Chung Hugs, encouragement, prayers. We all need them – even more so in Vancouver, where social isolation ranks among one of the city’s leading challenges. Where does one find help in moments of need? Many non-church attenders may not be aware that support is available through Christian organizations in their area. This is […]

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Mission Fest: Right living among muslims

By Evelyne A. Reisacher We are very pleased to have Evelyne Reisacher join us at Missions Fest Vancouver 2017 (January 27-29), as one of our keynote speakers. Reisacher is a professor at Fuller Theological Seminar and has worked among Muslims for years, in France and the Middle East.  Our theme at Missions Fest this year […]

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Overcoming loneliness: Singles

Jack Taylor Singleness has its own benefits; we live in an era when opportunities for singles in business, non-profits, academia, faith circles, family life, education and the public arena seem unlimited. Late American politician and author John Andrew Holmes quipped, “It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling […]

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Finishing well

by Sharon Simpson The crowd is thick, the music pounding, the lights blazing and the energy is high. We find an elevated spot so we can see the chute above the crowds. One by one, each of the 2800 Ironman competitors enter the chute and run their final steps across the finish line. We are […]