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Sunday
Dec102017

I resolve (by God’s Grace) to read the Bible every day...

A conferee walks past Road Map-NIV by Nathan Chang during the 2006 Refresh! Conference at Wycliffe College in Toronto. Chang’s work contains all the pages of the New International Version of the Bible. (Photo: Sue Careless)

By Sue Careless

PERHAPS AMONG your New Year resolutions you are considering reading a portion of the Bible daily. We all have our favourite passages, like the twenty-third psalm, the Beatitudes and the Christmas story, and it is easy just to keep rereading them. But to do so is to shut out the fullness of God--He has far more to reveal.

Christians need to draw daily from both the Old and New Testaments. If you are a seeker

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Sunday
Dec102017

Three old prayers for a new year: New Beginnings

Compiled by Sue Careless

THERE IS a prayer for the New Year that is so wonderful it is a pity to use it on only one day. It is worth adapting for each new season or month, or whenever you need a new start. You may be entering into a new season in your life. Some use it as a birthday prayer. In it we address a God who is immortal, who will never die, and who inhabits eternity. Yet it recognizes

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Sunday
Dec102017

An Altogether Shameful Episode

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I DON’T think there is much left to be said about the Jacob Worley affair. There has been a good deal of coverage concerning his episcopal election and his subsequent firing in past issues of TAP and in this one, including the interview with Bishop Bill Anderson. What I would like to do is simply detail a few points and offer a summary conclusion – simply because I think that this has been an entirely shameful

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Tuesday
Nov142017

William Tyndale: Mercy Rejoiceth Against Judgment 

Wm Tyndale, a martyr for the Gospel, is commemorated in this stained glass window in Wycliffe College Chapel in Toronto. (Photo: Sue Careless) 


By David Widdicombe

IN A SMALL CITY near Brussels on October 6th, 1536, England’s greatest translator of the New Testament was strangled and burned at the stake. His dying prayer was, “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” That man was William Tyndale and those eyes belonged to the one man

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Eight Great Reformation Hymns

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ONE EASY and obvious way to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is by singing some of the great Reformation hymns. After all, congregational singing was one of the glorious gifts of the Reformation. Here are eight hymns from that era, which have long been

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