September 5th, 2015

Religion

Sister Segale: The fastest nun in the west

By Transporter on August 29th, 2015

Nun who even Billy the Kid respected faces first test for sainthood Russell Contreras THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. An Italian-born nun who challenged outlaw Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the... Read More »

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Healing in the wilderness

By Submitted Article on August 29th, 2015

Loneliness and solitude Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Solitude and loneliness are not the same. Loneliness is being alone against your will, and is emotionally painful and hurting. Solitude is being alone by choice, and is emotionally pleasant and healing. Because the Israelites... Read More »

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‘He redeems my life from the pit’

By Submitted Article on August 22nd, 2015

Loneliness and solitude First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Solitary confinement is severe punishment. It is not related to solitude but to loneliness. These prisoners yearn for contact with their friends. They sleep, read, pace, think and plan, but time passes slowly when you... Read More »

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Skull Church tour visits city on Monday

By Sulz, Dave on August 22nd, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Skull Church is embarking on its first Canadian tour through Alberta this summer, providing attendees a high-octane and cutting-edge multimedia experience. And Lethbridge is one of the Alberta stops. The free event, taking place Monday evening at Exhibition Park’s West Pavilion, discusses life, death and our... Read More »

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Former convent gets new life as a country inn

By Transporter on August 22nd, 2015

Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS The dark sky, booming thunder and bright lightning of a fast-moving Prairie thunderstorm seemed to add to the atmosphere at the Convent Country Inn in tiny Val Marie, Sask. The convent was opened in 1939, and for decades the Sisters of the Assumption... Read More »

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God shifted Solomon’s focus

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2015

Jacob M. Van Zyl Except for Christ, Solomon was probably the wisest person who ever lived. In the book of Ecclesiastes, he tells us about his search for meaning in life and the source of true happiness. He started his search on the intellectual level. He asked... Read More »

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Atheist minister fighting review of her job

By Transporter on August 8th, 2015

United Church reverend says Bible is myth Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS – TORONTO An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs. In... Read More »

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Pleasure no substitute for joy of the soul

By Submitted Article on August 8th, 2015

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Exchanging adrenaline pleasures for the joys of the soul seems rather impossible until one experiences the difference. Playing their first concert before an appreciative audience gives composers an exciting adrenaline rush; however, composing wonderful music in solitude gives them soul... Read More »

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Adventure hopping, limited pleasure

By Submitted Article on August 1st, 2015

First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl We like to be thrilled. It may come unexpectedly: a smile from a person you like, a compliment from someone you respect, or a gift from a person you adore. Often, we create thrills deliberately – a special vacation,... Read More »

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Adapting in order to blend in

By Submitted Article on July 25th, 2015

Faith games Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl While the devil tries to make some people atheists or agnostics, he himself is not of these persuasions. James depicts Satan and his demons as intellectual believers: “You believe that there is one God. You do... Read More »

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Evading duty with excuses

By Submitted Article on July 18th, 2015

Faith games Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl It is amusing how a big-mouth can be humbled by a great challenge. Moses and Gideon tried in vain to convince God about their inadequacy. In their own estimation, they were the last people God should consider... Read More »

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