March 1st, 2015

Religion

Conference challenges men to be ‘Fearless’

By Sulz, Dave on February 28th, 2015

Promise Keepers event coming to Lethbridge March 20-21 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Promise Keepers Canada’s “Fearless” men’s conference is coming to Lethbridge next month. The conference will take place March 20-21 at Park Meadows Baptist Church, 2011 15 Ave. N. The lineup of guest speakers includes Caleb... Read More »

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World Day of Prayer takes place March 6

By Sulz, Dave on February 28th, 2015

World Day of Prayer, a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer each year, takes place March 6. This year’s service is written by the women of The Bahamas, based on the theme “Jesus said to them, ‘Do you know... 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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Tackling challenges to the Christian faith head on

By Sulz, Dave on February 21st, 2015

Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com Challenges and questions regarding the Christian faith aren’t to be feared, says an author and professor of Christian apologetics. Rather, they should be taken as opportunities to explain Christianity and demonstrate that the faith’s beliefs are built on a solid foundation of truth... Read More »

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Four top U.S. bands to visit as part of City Rock Fest Tour

By Sulz, Dave on February 21st, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Sometimes it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Lethbridge was in the right place to attract a date on a high-profile tour of four top U.S. Christian rock bands. It also helped that Victory Church has earned a reputation for... Read More »

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Choices force us to think

By Submitted Article on February 14th, 2015

Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Preferences determine choices, and choices have consequences. Often our taste is too expensive for our income, and we have to scale down. Reason has to prevail over sentiment. Another conflict Christians have to handle repeatedly is the struggle... Read More »

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Group and personal interests

By Submitted Article on February 7th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Group preference often overrides personal taste, because majority rule is the cornerstone of democracy. Therefore, protecting minority rights should not impede majority rights. The Charter protects certain personal rights against injustice. Generally accepted values, like freedom of speech,... Read More »

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Finding unity amid diversity

By Submitted Article on January 31st, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Our values and preferences affect our behaviour and lifestyle. These will determine how 2015 unfolds. Tastes differ: some prefer certain foods, drinks, clothes, sports, jobs, faith and art; others dislike the same. Age and culture shape interests and... Read More »

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A sinner’s best friend

By Submitted Article on January 24th, 2015

Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl In the 1960s, mass hysteria surrounded the Beatles. Seeing them in person was the top experience for most teenagers. As the news and rumours about Jesus spread, the crowds around him swell. He moves from synagogues to open-air... Read More »

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When problems become challenges

By Submitted Article on January 17th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Using God-given opportunities well gives lasting satisfaction; using the devil’s opportunities spawns lasting regret. David and Judas proved this point. Despite his daunting task, Noah used it as a God-given opportunity to save his family and many land animals... Read More »

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