July 26th, 2017

Religion

Reba McEntire to headline NGL concert

By Sulz, Dave on July 22nd, 2017

Country superstar to perform at Christian concert near Calgary Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com Canada’s biggest faith-based Christian music festival couldn’t have come up with a much bigger name as its Saturday evening headliner. Organizers for No Greater Love (NGL), scheduled for Aug. 12-13, have announced that country superstar Reba McEntire will headline the festival’s ... Read More »

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Acting on behalf of someone

By Submitted Article on July 22nd, 2017

Mediators Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Those who interview job applicants try to be objective and fair regarding qualifications, experience and personal qualities. However, it is hard to ignore the good word that a trusted friend puts in for a specific candidate. It fills the gap regarding long-term personal acquaintance. Joseph was ... Read More »

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Christ intercedes for believers

By Submitted Article on July 15th, 2017

Mediators First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Since ancient times, people who could not or would not speak to each other directly used mediators and messengers to make contact. Before the era of telephones, fax machines, email, social media and smartphones, distance and borders were difficult to overcome. It took months for a ... Read More »

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God saw his creation was good

By Submitted Article on July 8th, 2017

Goodwill Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Work well done – the process as well as the product – gives deep satisfaction. It is part of God’s image in us. He looked at his creation with gratification, seeing it was very good (Gen. 1). Humans were not only part of creation but God ... Read More »

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God so loved the world

By Submitted Article on June 24th, 2017

Goodwill Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Biblical love (agape) is the highest form of goodwill. God’s goodwill is shown in saving grace, and that flows from his love. “God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). “God so loved the ... Read More »

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God’s pleasure revealed

By Submitted Article on June 17th, 2017

Goodwill First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl When the Creator of the universe spoke in audible voice – when giving the Ten Commandments, with Jesus’ baptism, and when Jesus met with Moses and Elijah on the mountain – we should pay attention. “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” ... Read More »

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Painting over rust and rot

By Submitted Article on June 10th, 2017

Deception Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Covering up is part of human nature. On the one hand, the right to privacy is respected; on the other hand, most people are curious, nosy and gossipy; therefore, the media look for juicy stuff, so they can increase their audience. One loses the right to ... Read More »

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Feast of Corpus Christi to be celebrated June 18

By Sulz, Dave on June 10th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD On Sunday, June 18, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. On that day, All Saints Parish in Lethbridge will hold two processions at 12 p.m. – one leaving St. Basil’s Church and the other leaving Our Lady of Assumption Church, ... Read More »

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Camouflage: misleading but essential

By Submitted Article on June 3rd, 2017

Deception Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Prey animals use camouflage to -protect them from carnivores. Predators use the same tricks to sneak up to their prey. Some predators become prey, too. On both sides, the main method is deception, enabled by either creation or evolution or both. Some fish and turtles use ... Read More »

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Musical couple returning for Lethbridge concert

By Sulz, Dave on May 27th, 2017

Music ministry keeping Dan and Melissa David busy Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com In the close to three years since Dan and Melissa David’s last concert in Lethbridge, a lot has happened in their lives. Dan conducted a successful “music mission” to Israel in February 2015, during which he touched the lives of hundreds of ... Read More »

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Human and divine perspectives

By Submitted Article on May 27th, 2017

Deception First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Deceiving self and others is part of the human psyche. Even when children’s play gets rough, and one bleeds or cries, they will try to shift blame when parents ask questions. Playing down one’s own mistake, and exaggerating someone else’s, is a form of deception. It ... Read More »

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