September 23rd, 2017

Religion

Walking in two kingdoms

By Sulz, Dave on September 23rd, 2017

Local author profiles man who balanced legal career, faith Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com Many readers might be unfamiliar with James Mackay, who served as Lord Advocate of Scotland from 1979-84 and as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain from 1987-97. Yet there’s much that can be learned from the example of this man who attained ... Read More »

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He descended to hell

By Submitted Article on September 23rd, 2017

One Voice Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Since the Nicene and Apostles’ creeds are accepted by most churches, it seems useful to comment on aspects of these confessions that may interest all Christians. One line in the Apostles’ Creed – “he descended to hell” – stirs questions in the minds of believers. ... Read More »

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Christians, do you knowÉ

By Submitted Article on September 16th, 2017

One Voice First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Despite the diversity among Christians, they can speak with one voice. Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers have one common creed – the one formulated by the Council of Nicea (325), reviewed by the Council of Constantinople (381), and confirmed by the Council of Chalcedon (451). ... Read More »

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Study of Luther’s 95 Thesesstarts Sunday

By Sulz, Dave on September 16th, 2017

SUBMITTED ARTICLE In October 1517, the world was rocked by a powerful explosion. His name was Martin Luther. All the monk with the mallet did was nail 95 arguable points (theses) to the bulletin boards of Wittenberg churches. He mailed a copy to his archbishop and printed to demand thousands of copies of the 95 ... Read More »

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Life-saving first aid

By Submitted Article on September 9th, 2017

Injections Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The theme of lost children or animals finding their way home amid many obstacles is still popular. “Lassie Come Home,” “Homeward Bound,” “A Far-off Place” and “Far from Home” come to mind. On the testing homeward trip, the worn-down hero sometimes stays over with people to ... Read More »

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Invigorating faith boosters

By Submitted Article on September 2nd, 2017

Injections Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl In time of recession, governments inject stimulus packages into the economy to get the process of supply and demand going. Winning a gold medal at the Olympics may inject new enthusiasm for that sport among the youth. I worked at a clinic for addictions for more ... Read More »

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Book examines the truth about Christ

By Sulz, Dave on September 2nd, 2017

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Bryan Norford, local author of a dozen books, has published his latest book, “John tells the Truth.” It is a series of notes on John’s record of Jesus Christ, concentrating on John’s passion for truth. But what truth, and whose truth? In the flux that is truth in western culture, Pilate’s derisive statement ... Read More »

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Energized without backlash

By Submitted Article on August 26th, 2017

Injections First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl People healed by Jesus surely felt a new surge of energy running through their veins – I’m healed! Praise God! How can I show my gratitude? These were probably the first links of a chain reaction. Most of us, struggling through our daily portion of duties, ... Read More »

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One Being, three Persons

By Submitted Article on August 19th, 2017

Names of God Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The Old Testament refers to the Father (Ps. 103), the Son (Ps. 2), and the Spirit (Ps. 51). In the Old Testament, the Father is prominent; in the gospels, the Son is on the foreground; and in the rest of the New Testament, the ... Read More »

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God defined as Most High

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2017

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The Ten Commandments start with “I am Yahveh, your God.” When God ignited his altar on Mount Carmel with fire from heaven, the people chanted, “Yahveh is God!” In both cases, the Hebrew word “Elohim” is used for God. Sometimes, the short form, El, is used, as ... Read More »

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Yahveh, the great I AM

By Submitted Article on August 5th, 2017

Names of God in the Bible First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Although God revealed his personal name, Yahveh (or Yahweh), for the first time in Exodus 3:14, Moses used this name already 161 times in Genesis. God did not reveal his name to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, neither to the 12 sons ... Read More »

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