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18/01 January 2018

18/01 January 2018

Gallery 7 Theatre examines the layers of Doubt

by Keri Vermeulen   Life is full of uncertainty – perhaps these days more than ever, as so many grapple with what’s true and what isn’t. We struggle with certainty in matters of social media, faith, leadership, relationship, politics and more. The burden has been heavier in recent months, as people try to discern truth […]

18/01 January 2018

Ruined: a story of pain and hope

In its first show of 2017, Pacific Theatre presents Ruined, the inaugural full-scale production from Dark Glass Theatre, which runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 17 on the PT stage. The Pulitzer Prize winning looks focuses on women’s lives as it unwraps the question of what is justified behaviour when we are in survival mode. Set […]

18/01 January 2018

Parental estrangement – a ‘silent epidemic’

by Amy Dueckman   Liz* always dreaded that question during the holiday season. “So, it’s Christmas… are you having all your family over?” She pictured her family together for Christmas dinner—all were there except for her daughter, Jenny. When Liz divorced eight years ago, Jenny took her father’s side. She refused to come to Liz’s […]

18/01 January 2018

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 […]

18/01 January 2018

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 […]

18/01 January 2018

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 […]

18/01 January 2018

2018 Worship Central Conference: Vancouver in February

Worship Central Canada will be hosting their third national conference February 16-17 at the Centre for Performing Arts (Westside Church) in downtown Vancouver. This two-day training conference is designed for church leaders, worship leaders, musicians, and followers of Jesus in all spheres of work and all walks of life who are passionate about encountering God […]

18/01 January 2018

Young Life at work in Abbotsford

by Debbie Cazander   Having had its’ start in New Westminster in 1954, and presently at work in more than 50 communities across Canada, there is now a Young Life ministry in Abbotsford working actively with youth at a local high school. With the premise of the organization “living in the everyday world of teens,” […]

18/01 January 2018

The new ‘Connect & Engage’ report digs deeper

by Jonathan Bird   Last week the Vancouver Foundation released a much-anticipated update to its landmark 2012 Connections and Engagement report on loneliness and community life in Metro Vancouver. This update, like the original report, provides hard evidence for trends most of us know intuitively, even as it yields a number of surprises – some […]

18/01 January 2018

Famine, war and hope

by Brian Stiller   Three years ago Missionary Aviation (MAF) flew us from Uganda onto a dirt landing strip in Yei South Sudan, a wind blown village bravely holding onto life. For four days with 90 chiefs, elders and government ministers we endeavored to broker a peace. These weren’t enemies because of religion but were […]