July 8th, 2015

Religion

Good news for all nations

By Submitted Article on July 4th, 2015

Bible and Gentiles Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The exile scattered Jews to many countries. Those who were able, travelled to the Holy City for one of the Jewish feasts. Some stayed on, and so Jerusalem got a diverse population of Jews, each... Read More »

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Christ was kind to foreigners

By Submitted Article on June 20th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl With the incarnation of the Son of God, not only Jews but Gentiles, too, were on his agenda. Wise men from the east brought him adoration and presents. His parents took refuge in Egypt. He would live and die... Read More »

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In you all nations shall be blessed

By Submitted Article on June 13th, 2015

Bible and Gentiles First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Although the Old Testament focuses on Israel, the Creator of the universe is also the Author of salvation, and he wants his good news proclaimed to all. Jesus, his apostles, and most in the first... Read More »

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Montreal’s oldest church a relic of New France

By Transporter on June 13th, 2015

THE CANADIAN PRESS – montreal It’s neither the grandest nor the most famous of Montreal’s Roman Catholic buildings, but the Eglise de la Visitation has the distinction of being the only church in the city that dates back to the years of New France. Its location next to... Read More »

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Processions to celebrate Feast of Corpus Christi

By Sulz, Dave on June 6th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Catholic Church will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, on Sunday. To mark the event in Lethbridge, All Saints Parish will hold two processions starting at 12 p.m. – one leaving St. Basil’s Church (... Read More »

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Meandering from the Ark to us

By Submitted Article on June 6th, 2015

Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl In the third century BC, 70 scholars of Alexandria translated the Hebrew Bible into Greek. This translation became known as the Septuagint or LXX, meaning 70. New Testament quotations from the Old Testament are usually made from the... Read More »

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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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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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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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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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