September 16th, 2014

Religion

Enjoying vistas of majestic peaks

By Jensen, Randy on September 13th, 2014

tough parts of scripture shouldn’t blind us to bible’s uplifting passages Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl We should not stare so much at burnt areas on the Prairies that we miss the majestic peaks of the mountains. Likewise, the tough parts of Scripture should... Read More »

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Navigating swamps and forests

By Jensen, Randy on September 6th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Why does the Good Book contain “bad” parts? Many are blessed by the Psalms and the gospels, but deterred by descriptions of violence and immorality in some parts of the Bible. Some find the portrayal of God in the... Read More »

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Couple brings music ministry to city

By Sulz, Dave on August 30th, 2014

Dan and Melissa David to perform Wednesday Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com A husband-and-wife musical duo will perform their first return concert together in Lethbridge next week since their family became a trio. Dan and Melissa David welcomed daughter Zahava Claire in July 2013, a little more... Read More »

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Bible stands the test of time

By Jensen, Randy on August 23rd, 2014

First of a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Electronic devices have invaded the terrain held by newspapers, periodicals, books and paper-mail. In spite of Internet convenience, many people still prefer to read a story in printed form, not on screen. I’m glad the book is standing its ground... Read More »

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Triumphant underdogs

By Submitted Article on August 16th, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus caught his audiences’ attention with sharp contrasts: casting pearls before swine; having a speck or plank in the eye; and asking for egg but receiving a scorpion instead. In most of his people-parables, he lined up extreme opposites... Read More »

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About employers and employees

By Submitted Article on August 9th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The characters Jesus depicted in a work situation are real-life people, and yet they display peculiar and surprising behaviour. Jesus gave catching twists to his stories: they don’t develop as most would have expected. The twin parables about minas... Read More »

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Selfish sons, serving volunteer

By Submitted Article on August 2nd, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus never lied, but he did make up stories to convey truth to his audience. He created vivid fictional characters that we speak of as if they really lived. Think of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan... Read More »

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Christian church is a family

By Submitted Article on July 26th, 2014

Jacob M. Van Zyl For The Herald The Bible compares Christ and the church to husband and wife (Eph. 5). Their mutual love and respect sustain a long-lasting, fulfilling relationship. The book of Revelation looks forward to the wedding feast of Christ and his bride (Rev. 19). It... Read More »

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Jamboree returning to Granum

By Sulz, Dave on July 19th, 2014

Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree takes place July 25-27 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Granum’s annual Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree returns next weekend, featuring another talent-laden lineup to entertain visitors. The jamboree opens Friday, July 25 with supper at 6 p.m. (cost $10), followed by the opening concert at... Read More »

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Changing family patterns

By Submitted Article on July 19th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl In family life, one learns to interact with other people. Parents provide love, care and encouragement to promote good behaviour, and they supply guidance, warning and discipline to curb bad behaviour. Children learn that choices have consequences. By... Read More »

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