May 30th, 2015

Religion

Confusion about the ark and Bible

By Submitted Article on May 30th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Although the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” highlights the mystery and power of this centrepiece of ancient Hebrew worship, the movie only focuses on its destructive powers. In the movie, people fight each other to death to... Read More »

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Contents of the Ark of the Convenant

By Submitted Article on May 23rd, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Some critics try to undermine the Bible by pointing to apparent contradictions in this holy book of Judaism and Christianity. For example: 1 Kings 8:9 says that only the tablets of the law were in the Ark of... Read More »

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Slain archbishop’s beatification a rallying point

By Transporter on May 23rd, 2015

Oscar Romero seen as hero by some, rebel supporter by others Any Cabrera and Marcos Aleman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – San Salvador, El Salvador To some he was a champion of the poor, a defender of human rights during some of El Salvador’s darkest days. Others... Read More »

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‘Taste of Ethiopia’ to aid South Omo region

By Sulz, Dave on May 23rd, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Galata Ministries will host its first “Taste of Ethiopia” banquet and fundraiser June 6 at the Bill Kergan Centre, 207 13 St. N. Money raised will go to the humanitarian relief of tribal peoples in the South Omo regions of Ethiopia. The event will include plenty... Read More »

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Bible addresses poverty issue

By Submitted Article on May 16th, 2015

Jacob M. Van Zyl While the middle and upper classes struggle with burn-out and anxiety, the lower classes fight a battle the upper classes don’t know: poverty and hunger. The fact that the poor is found even in rich countries shows that the causes of poverty are complex... Read More »

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Faith discerns good, bad fear

By Submitted Article on May 9th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Approaching a wild bear, lion, tiger or komodo dragon without fear will most likely make one an easy meal for one of these predators. Realistic fear for realistic dangers help protect us. Terrorism has become a realistic threat... Read More »

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Approaching the breaking point

By Submitted Article on May 2nd, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl When a horse runs at full speed for too long, it can drop dead. Humans, too, can surpass their limits, losing their strength and zest to do their duties. When workers, parents and caregivers put in their utmost... Read More »

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Renewal, the power of resurrection

By Submitted Article on April 25th, 2015

Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Christianity believes that Christ died to pay our sin-debt to God, and that he is the only founder of a great religion who triumphed over death. When the apostles had been enlightened by the Holy Spirit, they testified... Read More »

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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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