January 18th, 2020



  • One seed makes many more

    Chain reactions First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl In the old movie “A Wonderful life,” George Bailey considers suicide because of severe financial trouble. He wishes he was never born. An angel shows him how many good chain reactions would not have happened if he were not born. He would not have saved [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Dreams seldom come true

    In 1986 I had my heart set on becoming a permanent Deacon, and applied for a two-year formation through Monsignor Hawkins, located in the Diocese of Ottawa, Ont. at St. Paul’s University. Before committing myself I consulted Bishop Paul and he encouraged me to undergo the course although the Diocese of Calgary did not have [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Self- or Christ-centred

    Perspectives Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl For ages, people assumed that the sun circles around Earth. We still say the sun rises and sets. A time-lapse video of the night sky shows a stationary horizon and a moving firmament. Four centuries ago, the heliocentric idea was rejected by the church; Galileo was [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ritual and spiritual

    Perspectives Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus told the Pharisees that they cleansed only the outside of the cup, leaving the inside unclean. He meant that they focus on the outside appearance, which people can see and applaud, while they neglected the inner attitude. That’s why he called them hypocrites, the Greek [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Divine vs. human

    Perspectives First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The belt of the Orion constellation looks like three lined-up adjacent stars (called Three Kings by some). However, the middle one is almost twice as far from Earth as the other two. If we could view them from another angle, they would form a V, not [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Wheels Review

  • VW Arteon a game-changing car

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Sport utility vehicles and trucks may increasingly be the preference of buyers but donÕt say goodbye to the mid-size sedan yet. Thanks to Volkswagen, shoppers have an exciting new reason to buy a car, yes an actual car. Meet the 2019 Arteon, a four-door fastback that has the potential to [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Palisade elevates the mid-sized SUV

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com 2020 has come early to Hyundai dealerships with the launch of the new Palisade sport utility vehicle. And the next year is looking fantastic. The Palisade is Hyundai’s new flagship and a test drive in this sophisticated SUV will show buyers why. The new model gives the brand a high-end [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Subaru Crosstrek the right compact fit

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com When Subaru rolled out its smallest all-wheel-drive crossover a few years ago, it found a ready niche market. With the long-established Forester and Outback having established well-established customer bases, the Crosstrek slid into the lineup and made huge fans out of buyers wanting something smaller. The Crosstrek, years and a [...] Read More »

    7 months ago
  • Hyundai rolls out new SUV for the city

    New Kona the right fit for the urban environment Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com What does the Hyundai Kona have in common with the coffee of the same name? They’re both invigorating, smooth, captivating and irresistible. Of course, their names both have connections to Hawaii. And both will be appealing in any kind of weather. [...] Read More »

    2 years ago
  • Touring in spotlight at bike show

    Redesigned and new models give buyers plenty of choice Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com January may be the middle of winter but it’s also the start of motorcycle season for fans who make the trek to Calgary for the annual show of two-wheeled wonders. The Cowtown event gives southern Albertans an early chance to see [...] Read More »

    2 years ago