October 21st, 2014

Religion

‘I was blind but now I see’

By Submitted Article on October 18th, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Many disabled people have astonished the world with their incredible adaptation to a handicap. Some without arms developed dexterous feet and toes. Some amputees broke records as blade-runners. The deaf can learn to speak and lip-read; the blind can... Read More »

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Visions, miracles open curtains

By Submitted Article on October 4th, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl We can’t prove God exists, nor that he doesn’t exist. He transcends science and philosophy. However, when confronted with the inexplicable, we get that strange feeling that something from another dimension has broken into our sphere. King Ahab... Read More »

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Moments of amazing grace

By Submitted Article on September 27th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Many have experienced awareness of God’s awesome presence. It might have been something like a sudden insight, a deep emotion, or a miraculous provision. The Bible shows many of these fantastic moments in the lives of people. In... Read More »

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United Church moderator to visit area

By Mabell, Dave on September 20th, 2014

right rev. gary paterson to speak at oct. 4 session in medicine hat Dave Mabell lethbridge herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com “If we aren’t excited about our faith, then why would anyone want to come and see?” That’s the question a Canadian church leader is posing, as he prepares to... Read More »

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Awareness of awesome presence

By Submitted Article on September 20th, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Pantheism believes everything is part of God; monotheism believes God is omni-present but invisible, and distinct from creation. However, there are moments when humans get a glimpse of deity. It may be during a brush with death or a... Read More »

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Enjoying vistas of majestic peaks

By Jensen, Randy on September 13th, 2014

tough parts of scripture shouldn’t blind us to bible’s uplifting passages Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl We should not stare so much at burnt areas on the Prairies that we miss the majestic peaks of the mountains. Likewise, the tough parts of Scripture should... Read More »

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Navigating swamps and forests

By Jensen, Randy on September 6th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Why does the Good Book contain “bad” parts? Many are blessed by the Psalms and the gospels, but deterred by descriptions of violence and immorality in some parts of the Bible. Some find the portrayal of God in the... Read More »

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Couple brings music ministry to city

By Sulz, Dave on August 30th, 2014

Dan and Melissa David to perform Wednesday Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com A husband-and-wife musical duo will perform their first return concert together in Lethbridge next week since their family became a trio. Dan and Melissa David welcomed daughter Zahava Claire in July 2013, a little more... Read More »

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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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