August 2nd, 2015

Religion

Adventure hopping, limited pleasure

By Submitted Article on August 1st, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl We like to be thrilled. It may come unexpectedly: a smile from a person you like, a compliment from someone you respect, or a gift from a person you adore. Often, we create thrills deliberately – a special vacation,... Read More »

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Adapting in order to blend in

By Submitted Article on July 25th, 2015

Faith games Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl While the devil tries to make some people atheists or agnostics, he himself is not of these persuasions. James depicts Satan and his demons as intellectual believers: “You believe that there is one God. You do... Read More »

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Evading duty with excuses

By Submitted Article on July 18th, 2015

Faith games Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl It is amusing how a big-mouth can be humbled by a great challenge. Moses and Gideon tried in vain to convince God about their inadequacy. In their own estimation, they were the last people God should consider... Read More »

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‘Unplugged’ weddings aim to go gadget-less

By Transporter on July 18th, 2015

Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS – TORONTO Here comes the bride – and out come the smartphones. Wedding guests are often keen to capture all the special moments during a couple’s big day. But the flashing glare from cameras, phones and even tablets can prove disruptive during... Read More »

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Gospel jamboree returns to Granum

By Sulz, Dave on July 18th, 2015

Popular family event takes place July 24-26 LETHBRIDGE HERALD The 18th annual edition of the Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree will return to Granum next weekend with another stellar musical lineup along with a new twist – performances by the aerialist group Circus of the Son. Musical... Read More »

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From Lethbridge to the world

By Sulz, Dave on July 11th, 2015

Victory Churches International, which began in Lethbridge, set to host world conference Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com It began in Lethbridge in 1979 as a small congregation pastored by George Hill and his wife Hazel – two relatively new Christians who were on fire for the Lord... Read More »

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Trading faith for formalism

By Submitted Article on July 11th, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl It is always sad when something genuine is replaced with a fake – when true love is replaced by lust or boredom, when national pride is replaced by racism, and when true faith is traded for formalism. Christ... Read More »

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Good news for all nations

By Submitted Article on July 4th, 2015

Bible and Gentiles Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The exile scattered Jews to many countries. Those who were able, travelled to the Holy City for one of the Jewish feasts. Some stayed on, and so Jerusalem got a diverse population of Jews, each... Read More »

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Christ was kind to foreigners

By Submitted Article on June 20th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl With the incarnation of the Son of God, not only Jews but Gentiles, too, were on his agenda. Wise men from the east brought him adoration and presents. His parents took refuge in Egypt. He would live and die... Read More »

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In you all nations shall be blessed

By Submitted Article on June 13th, 2015

Bible and Gentiles First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Although the Old Testament focuses on Israel, the Creator of the universe is also the Author of salvation, and he wants his good news proclaimed to all. Jesus, his apostles, and most in the first... Read More »

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Montreal’s oldest church a relic of New France

By Transporter on June 13th, 2015

THE CANADIAN PRESS – montreal It’s neither the grandest nor the most famous of Montreal’s Roman Catholic buildings, but the Eglise de la Visitation has the distinction of being the only church in the city that dates back to the years of New France. Its location next to... Read More »

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