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17/09 September 2017

17/09 September 2017

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 […]

17/09 September 2017

Pacific Theatre season opener, The Christians, stories that resonate

by Keri Vermeulen After more than 30 years, Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre is still – pardon the cliché –a hidden gem among professional theatre in Vancouver. The little alley-style theatre on the lower floor of the Chalmers Heritage Building near 12th and Granville, has steadfastly produced artistically excellent, spiritually powerful and socially relevant plays for audiences […]

17/09 September 2017

To what do you run – to escape pain or avoid conflict?

by Ken Dyck When life becomes difficult, relational conflicts emerge and tensions rise or you simply become bored, what do you turn to? TV, food, alcohol, work, blaming, pornography, performance, manipulation, your hobbies, masturbation, romance novels, social media, rescuing, the affirmation of others or…? Seriously, take 30 seconds to think about it right now and […]

17/09 September 2017

Are you lonely?

by Jenny Schwyeer There are more ways than ever before to stay connected to others:  smartphones (with text messaging) email, and Facebook is ubiquitous. For those who prefer live encounters over electronic ones, even the smallest of towns have civic, activity-based and social clubs and churches filled with presumably friendly people. Most of us go […]

17/09 September 2017

May the force (of habit) be with you

by Arnold Machel, CFP “Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”   Jeremiah 13:23 (NIV) I believe that God’s main purpose for the Bible is to reveal Himself to us. But when He gave us His Word, He gave us more than a revelation. He also gave us words of wisdom. He gave […]

17/09 September 2017

Boosting immunity during flu season

by Agnes Chung While flu season has not officially arrived in Metro Vancouver, now is a good time to prepare. Being prepared lessens the impact of pesky viruses on your health, home and workplace. The contagious respiratory disease affecting the nose, throat and lungs – is caused by various types of flu viruses.  It takes […]

17/09 September 2017

Indelible imprint – Getting straight A’s on your parenting report card

by Dr. Dave Currie Indelible. Not as common a word today as when I was growing up. Back in the day of fountain pens, those writing instruments with ink cartridges that you could replace, you would purchase indelible ink. This lasting liquid was often required for official documents or contracts where you had to sign […]

17/09 September 2017

FAMILY MATTERS

by Laura Lynn Tyler-Thompson We used to fear that call that comes in late at night when you know it can’t be good news. But now it’s a text, like the one I got a week ago from my 21-year-old son, Aaron, “Mom, I’ve been in an accident. I’m in emergency.”  That’s all I needed […]

17/09 September 2017

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 […]

17/09 September 2017

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 […]