November 28th, 2014

Religion

Gospels preserve greatest story

By Submitted Article on November 22nd, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl It is widely accepted that six of the Pauline epistles (1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans and Galatians) were written before the Gospels. The facts about Jesus were well-known in the early church, so Paul did... Read More »

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Knowledge stored in people, books

By Submitted Article on November 15th, 2014

First in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The humble clay jar has stored many treasures. Baked clay is as hard and durable as stone, and can survive sun, rain, heat, cold, microbes and insects. The Dead Sea scrolls were preserved in clay jars for 2,000 years... Read More »

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Crumbs from the Master’s table

By Submitted Article on November 8th, 2014

Fourth in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus sometimes taught by paradox, using words that sounded self-contradictory, such as: “Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” He also used extreme contrasts to... Read More »

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Salvation has come to this house

By Submitted Article on November 1st, 2014

Third in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl The greatness of a person is not determined by body size. The small David slew the gigantic Goliath; the short guy from Corsica became the feared Napoleon; and the stumpy Winston Churchill was Britain’s prime minister during the Second... Read More »

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Juno winner coming to Lethbridge

By Sulz, Dave on October 25th, 2014

Brian Doerksen and band to perform at College Drive Nov. 1 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Juno Award-winning musician Brian Doerksen and his band will pay a visit to Lethbridge next weekend for a Nov. 1 concert at College Drive Community Church. Doerksen, from Abbotsford, B.C., is a songwriter, recording... Read More »

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‘I believe you are the Christ’

By Submitted Article on October 25th, 2014

Second in a series Jacob M. Van Zyl First impressions of another person are often one-sided and unfair. At the moment of introduction, we have only external clues to assess. We may be misled: people usually put up a faade when introduced; we don’t know the... Read More »

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‘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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