Columbia Bible College graduation 2017

Another cohort unleashed to serve Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., matriculated 120 students at commencement ceremonies Apr. 22, 2017, at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly with singing lead by the…

Prison ministry opens doors

John E. Wiens encourages fellow volunteers at M2/W2’s Hidden Treasures thrift store, Chilliwack, B.C.. Through M2/W2, John E. Wiens has mentored inmates since 2008. But like the prison…

Apr
24

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The parable of the ostrich

Have you ever seen an ostrich? Though awkward and gangly, these birds have a unique way of operating under attack. When threatened, the ostrich attempts to hide itself by lying flat on the ground and sticking its head into the sand. If this technique doesn’t work, it tries to run away. If cornered, the ostrich goes on the offensive with a kick of its powerful legs.

Apr
23

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Michael J. Sharp’s journey toward peace in DR Congo

Four months after Michael J. Sharp moved to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2012, he joined a small delegation that for six hours climbed a mountain in South Kivu Province to meet a leader of a major armed group.

Apr
22

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God’s work in a refugee camp

I have no nationality. I am just of Jesus Christ. My name is Safari and I have been a refugee for more than 20 years…because God wanted me…

Apr
21

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Learning to bear witness

What all comes to mind when you hear the phrase “being a witness”? Does it necessitate speaking or being active? Can one bear witness simply by listening? I…

Apr
19

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House Blend sells house

“It’s never been just about the house,” says Rachel Twigg Boyce, founder and executive director of House Blend Ministries. Seeking sustainability for another 10 years of fostering compassionate community, ever-evolving ministry is selling the ministry house on its 10th anniversary.

Apr
17

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To remember the past and engage in it

Title: The Spiritual Practice of Remembering
Author: Margaret Bendroth
To be a Christian is to remember the past and engage with it, through conversation with the words of those who have gone before us, who “are still speaking the same language of faith.”

Life & Faith

God’s work in a refugee camp

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I have no nationality. I am just of Jesus Christ. My name is Safari and I have been a refugee for more than 20 years…because God wanted me…

An invitation to kindness and generosity

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pov.ology: a resource for churches “To be called to be evangelists is not just to be proclaimers or talkers – it’s to be people who carry the reality…

A Community Psalm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Community Psalm worship the Lord, honour him in word, deed and community; honour too your siblings, and welcome all into your home. you are my alpha and…

Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

How beautiful are the feet

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A tale of two slippers over three-and-a-half-decades of ministry A pair of slippers crafted from fine leather, we caught the eye of a Canadian couple visiting relatives in…

Spreading hope with Southridge Jam Company

Friday, February 24, 2017

For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting…

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