August 23rd, 2014

Religion

Bible stands the test of time

By Jensen, Randy on August 23rd, 2014

First of a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Electronic devices have invaded the terrain held by newspapers, periodicals, books and paper-mail. In spite of Internet convenience, many people still prefer to read a story in printed form, not on screen. I’m glad the book is standing its ground... Read More »

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Triumphant underdogs

By Submitted Article on August 16th, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus caught his audiences’ attention with sharp contrasts: casting pearls before swine; having a speck or plank in the eye; and asking for egg but receiving a scorpion instead. In most of his people-parables, he lined up extreme opposites... Read More »

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About employers and employees

By Submitted Article on August 9th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The characters Jesus depicted in a work situation are real-life people, and yet they display peculiar and surprising behaviour. Jesus gave catching twists to his stories: they don’t develop as most would have expected. The twin parables about minas... Read More »

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Selfish sons, serving volunteer

By Submitted Article on August 2nd, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus never lied, but he did make up stories to convey truth to his audience. He created vivid fictional characters that we speak of as if they really lived. Think of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan... Read More »

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Christian church is a family

By Submitted Article on July 26th, 2014

Jacob M. Van Zyl For The Herald The Bible compares Christ and the church to husband and wife (Eph. 5). Their mutual love and respect sustain a long-lasting, fulfilling relationship. The book of Revelation looks forward to the wedding feast of Christ and his bride (Rev. 19). It... Read More »

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Jamboree returning to Granum

By Sulz, Dave on July 19th, 2014

Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree takes place July 25-27 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Granum’s annual Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree returns next weekend, featuring another talent-laden lineup to entertain visitors. The jamboree opens Friday, July 25 with supper at 6 p.m. (cost $10), followed by the opening concert at... Read More »

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Changing family patterns

By Submitted Article on July 19th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl In family life, one learns to interact with other people. Parents provide love, care and encouragement to promote good behaviour, and they supply guidance, warning and discipline to curb bad behaviour. Children learn that choices have consequences. By... Read More »

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Canyon Church Camp celebrates 70 years

By Sulz, Dave on July 12th, 2014

Drop-in event July 20 to mark milestone anniversary Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com When Canyon Church Camp in Waterton Lakes National Park opened in 1944, the main lodge was the facility’s lone building, with campers sleeping in tents. Through the following years, more buildings were added, but... Read More »

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Family problems can be solved

By Submitted Article on July 5th, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl A family that plays together stays together. Summer is a great time to have family fun. Of course, family life is not about play only; it includes raising the next generation and preparing them for life. Mammalian mothers... Read More »

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God wants us to be a blessing to others

By Submitted Article on June 21st, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl As God has used people to our benefit, he wants us to become a blessing to others. I can see God’s hand in the way my wife and I met, becoming a blessing to one another and to others... Read More »

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