September 27th, 2016

Religion

Short- and long-term gains and losses

By Jensen, Randy on September 24th, 2016

Discernment Last of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Leaders often have to make ad hoc decisions because the means and workers to do the right thing for the long term are not available. Sometimes families have to do the same: buying a car or house that will give them trouble, but it is the ... Read More »

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Give-and-take balance sheet

By Jensen, Randy on September 17th, 2016

Discernment Third of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The media have been buzzing over politicians who claimed more expenses than they are entitled to, and others who paid less taxes than they should. We hate it when governments or private companies overcharge us, and we smile with satisfaction when they offer us generous deals. ... Read More »

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Book provides guide through Revelation

By Sulz, Dave on September 17th, 2016

LETHBRIDGE HERALD “Revelation is too difficult to understand.” That’s the reaction some people have when they try to study the last book of the Bible. If you find Revelation daunting, Bryan Norford has something to help you. The Lethbridge resident has written “The Little Book on Revelation,” a book designed to guide people through a ... Read More »

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Deciding between right, wrong

By Jensen, Randy on September 10th, 2016

Discernment Second of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Going to the extreme in anything usually causes problems and imbalance. Neither licentiousness nor legalism satisfies our sense of morality. When people’s efforts to be sanctified make them sanctimonious, their train has derailed. When people’s liberal views spur them into immorality, their ship has stranded. However, ... Read More »

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Bible’s truth not detectable by science

By Jensen, Randy on September 3rd, 2016

Jacob M. Van Zyl First of a series Discernment involves thinking. Science develops continuously; therefore, complete knowledge eludes us. What our senses observe with the help of sensitive instruments does not cover all reality. For instance: Researchers may devise an instrument that can measure 10 aspects of water in the river but those measurements will ... Read More »

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Helping one may benefit many

By Submitted Article on August 27th, 2016

Helping Hand Jacob M. Van Zyl Third of three parts It moves people when someone takes trouble to help them in a crisis. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Jesus went out of his way to help people in trouble. Braving a severe storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus sailed with the ... Read More »

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Taking them to church

By Transporter on August 27th, 2016

Megan Trimble THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – TRENTON, N.J. Police in New Jersey’s capital city have reinstated a curfew for juveniles, but the decision to drop some of them at area churches has led to push back from critics who believe the ordinance breaks church-and-state separation and arbitrarily targets Trenton’s youth. Last month, police in Trenton ... Read More »

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Gold for Christ the Redeemer

By Submitted Article on August 20th, 2016

Jacob M. Van Zyl While the best of the world competed in Rio de Janeiro, the renowned statue of Christ the Redeemer towered over them with outstretched arms. Panoramic views of the city, including the statue, often featured in televised Olympic reports. People around the globe got a subtle but profound reminder of redemption in ... Read More »

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Jason Ingram leads 2016 Dove Award nominations

By Transporter on August 13th, 2016

The Associated Press – Nashville Christian songwriter Jason Ingram has seven nominations at this year’s Dove Awards, including song of the year, while singer Lauren Daigle has six, including artist of the year. The nominations were announced Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, where the Gospel Music Association will hold its 47th annual Dove Awards show on ... Read More »

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Going out of one’s way for others

By Submitted Article on August 13th, 2016

Jacob M. Van Zyl Second of three parts When King Saul was plagued by morbid spells, David, a shepherd-boy of Bethlehem, travelled repeatedly to the afflicted king to ease his discomfort with soothing harp music. David also travelled to his brothers on the battle front with food to renew their strength. When nobody dared to ... Read More »

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Helping those who can’t repay

By Submitted Article on August 6th, 2016

Helping Hand First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Everyone appreciates a friend in need, especially when that friend is a stranger going out of his/her way to help us in a crisis. In facilities for the aged, helping hands are in high demand as these places are often understaffed. Each patient has specific ... Read More »

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