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Thursday
Apr302009

Editorial: Shifting Priorities

By no means is it bad or wrong for us to desire to do good works out of love for God and neighbour, but we mustn’t confuse or eclipse the singular mission of the Church, which is to be a witness of Jesus Christ in preaching the Gospel, lest we allow lesser priorities to redefine our purpose in the world.

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Editorial: Our empire of dirt is crumbling

For decades, perhaps even since the Second World War, western nations have built up an incredibly impressive empire - and over the years the citizens of this empire (us!) have come to trust in the security and affluence that this peace and prosperity afforded. As one theologian said, "The modern west has made a science out of trying to feed the soul with the bread of this world, and they’ve done a remarkable job at it!"

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Wednesday
Apr012009

R.I.P.: Barbara Helen Pell (1945-2009) 

Barbara Pell (1945-2009). Photo: TWUOne of the most highly respected Christian scholars of Canadian literature has died. Dr. Barbara Pell, a Professor of English at Trinity Western University in Langley B.C., died on March 9th after a long battle with cancer. She was 63.

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Book Review: The Guide to Best Practice in Short-term Mission

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada worked with Christian leaders from across the country to develop the Code of Best Practice in Short-term Mission. The result is a benchmark or set of standards that EFC claims "flows from the desire that God be glorified in all we do and that we serve in the highest standards possible." We asked Kim Beard to evaluate the Guide.

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Good Question

Our parish has a service every day in Holy Week. If I were to go every day, I’d have to organize my whole week around Church! This may be OK for those who are particularly pious, but what about ordinary busy people with families and jobs?

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