Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley

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 […]

17/10 October

Mark Washington – BC Lions

by Mark Washington Fresh off their most recent loss to Calgary Stampeders by a score of 27-13, frustration is mounting amongst players and the coaching staff of the BC Lions. BC had a winning record of 5-2 back on August 5, however, six weeks later things are different. Their record now sits at 6-6, having […]

17/08 August 2017

Faith under fire

by Keri Vermeulen   The congregation of Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) in 108 Mile, BC, had been so excited about the month of July. The church had planned to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday all month long, with music, parties, Friday night gatherings and special Sunday sermons where Lead Pastor Rick Barker would preach through […]

17/07 July 2017

Worldview shift through Gospel

Gospel and Mission Series:   by John Hall In this article we are continuing to explore the 2018 Missions Fest Vancouver theme “What is the Gospel?” through the perspective of missional professionals. We use the word Gospel in a variety of ways in our Christian culture. One of the reasons why may be because of […]

17/07 July 2017

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 […]

17/06 June 2017

By what name are you known?

by Ken B. Dyck   Some called him “rich.”  Others called him “short,” a “thief,” a “sinner” and “tax collector.” He was an outcast, one who sold out his own people for dishonest gain. His mom called him Zacchaeus. Most of us remember the little rhyme we were taught as children to protect our hearts […]

17/06 June 2017

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 […]

17/06 June 2017

Arne Bryan, pioneer of Prayer Canada September 19, 1918 to May 14, 2017

by Beth Carson   “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” (1 Thess 5:24 KJV) “These words,’ said Arne, “ruined all my excuses.” It was 1977, he was 59 years old and God had called him to pioneer a national prayer ministry. With God’s help, he had already rented a room […]

17/03 March 2017

A heart for hospice

by Marion Van Driel In November 2016, a plaque was unveiled at the Irene Thomas Hospice Residence (Ladner) to honour the woman who envisioned and was the driving force for the modern 10-bed facility and the additional Support Care Centre. “I’ve never asked for this at all; it’s not about me,” Nancy Macey says in […]

17/03 March 2017

Rising Faith: Just as I am

by Rev. Dr. Ed Hird My grandmother and mother knew I would become an Anglican priest. I dismissed this expectation, being convinced that I would become an electrical engineer like my father.  In my family system, there were no adult males who attended church. In 1965, my mother had a spiritual encounter at a Billy […]