April 19th, 2015

Religion

New beginnings in the Bible

By Submitted Article on April 18th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Because of life’s imperfection, we all enjoy a new beginning. We even create regular new starting points, like New Year, new academic years, new jobs, new homes, new cars and new schools. Is rebirth a New Testament concept... Read More »

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Biblical counselling examined

By Sulz, Dave on April 18th, 2015

Local author’s book looks at movement which began in the ’70s LETHBRIDGE HERALD Biblical counselling is a movement that began in the 1970s with the aim of bringing the Bible back into pastoral counselling. The way Lethbridge’s J. Cameron Fraser explains it, the movement argued that pastors... Read More »

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Spring, resurrection spawns rebirth

By Submitted Article on April 11th, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Easter is celebrated when spring starts or is imminent in the northern hemisphere. Both herald new life; therefore, Easter is often symbolized by eggs and bunnies. For 88 per cent of the world’s population, living on 68 per... Read More »

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Outsider denial, insider assurance

By Submitted Article on April 4th, 2015

Last of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl For most people, the circumstances of Jesus’ death are quite feasible in Roman time, but the story about his resurrection is met with wide scepticism – even by some theologians. To meet scientific doubt, they see Christ’s... Read More »

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Fundraiser to feature music, illusion

By Sulz, Dave on April 4th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD An award-winning recording artist and a world-class illusionist will team up for a fundraising event April 11 in support of Crossroads Counselling Centre. The Music and Illusion Fundraising Concert be held at Park Meadows Baptist Church, 2011 15 Ave. N., starting at 7 p.m. The... Read More »

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Main pillar of early church

By Submitted Article on March 28th, 2015

Third of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl History in the making often seems confusing; looking back on it, improves perspective. The gospels tell the story of Jesus; the Acts and Epistles of the apostles interpret his life with hindsight. When the risen Christ appeared to... Read More »

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Greater love has no one

By Submitted Article on March 21st, 2015

Second of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl While protecting their country’s freedom and values, many sick soldiers in muddy trenches, and starving prisoners in concentration camps, suffered unspeakable torment, hoping against hope their suffering was not in vain and that relief would soon arrive. Others put... Read More »

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Facing death with courage

By Submitted Article on March 14th, 2015

First of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl In 1773, a frigate named Jonge Thomas was battered by a fierce winter storm, broke free from its anchors and stranded in Table Bay, South Africa. At dawn, the ship broke in two. A German dairy farmer, Wolraad Woltemade,... Read More »

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Despised and rejected by men

By Submitted Article on March 7th, 2015

Second of two parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus had a soft spot for underdogs. He reached out to people marginalized by society at that time. Did he see himself as a rejected person, too? Isaiah prophesied that he would be “despised and rejected by men.&#... Read More »

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Seminar designed for church leaders

By Sulz, Dave on March 7th, 2015

REconneXion tour coming to lethbridge for one-day seminar April 13 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge is among nine Canadian cities that are part of the REconneXion seminar tour for church leaders. REconneXion, a one-day seminar, is a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada initiative to help church leaders... Read More »

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Reaching out to the rejected

By Submitted Article on February 28th, 2015

First of two parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Most of us will treasure a “selfie” with a celebrity. We like to be seen with people of high social status. The Pharisees vied for the front seats in the synagogue, and they prayed on street corners to be... Read More »

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