November is National Adoption Awareness Month

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November is the calm before the Christmas storm. It is the month in which snow becomes the rule rather than the exception. And more recently, it has become the month in which men who shouldn’t have moustaches grow moustaches - for a good cause of course.However important and necessary these and … [Read more...]

Is Hurricane Sandy an “act of God”?

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Hurricane Sandy has been called many things: Superstorm, Frankenstorm, Mammoth storm, and Monster storm.But, the most interesting (and loaded) name for hurricane Sandy has been "act of God."This should not be surprising because it has been happening for, oh, all of history.In the ancient … [Read more...]

The Book of Common Prayer after 350 years

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This year marks the 350th anniversary of the final version of Thomas Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer.Thomas Cranmer, the archbishop of Canterbury under Henry VIII, published the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549, over 100 years before the Psalter was added in 1662 to complete the version we … [Read more...]

Evangelicals in the Holy Land: A New Vision for Israel and Palestine

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When I arrived in "the Holy Land" this past May, interested in doing research on what it meant to promote a more just and peaceable future for Israel and Palestine, I was directed to the manifesto of the "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference that had been held just months before in Bethlehem. The … [Read more...]

Music Ministries with a Message

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“God desires that his people would move outside the walls of their churches. He wants them to meet people wherever they are, whatever they do,” says Del Riemer, Associate Pastor of Summerland (B.C.) Baptist Church. “Too often local churches are like a prison that keeps their people in and … [Read more...]

Gospel in the park

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The 40th anniversary of a unique ministry was celebrated on the evening of Sunday, July 29, 2012. That night, churches in the town of Dresden, Ontario, marked 40 years of “Sunday Evening In The Park.” This drive-in church service was the brainchild of Baptist minister Dann Filyer.The invention … [Read more...]

Family Being Refocused

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Christian psychologist James Dobson is expanding and reissuing the series of videos on parenting that was originally issued in 1978 and that launched Dobson’s Focus on the Family ministry into  international prominence. The original series of seven videos was filmed in San Antonio, Texas, and was … [Read more...]

Jesus the Revolutionary

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tearfully prayed for healing at a Catholic mass over Easter, according to Assist News Service. The 57-year-old is battling cancer and last year went to Cuba for treatment, which was apparently unsuccessful. Chavez wanted to become a priest as a young man. He believes … [Read more...]

Saved from the Titanic

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The October 1928 issue of The Latter Rain Evangel (published by The Stone Church, an Assemblies of God congregation in Chicago) reported a fascinating story of the Titanic. The story was told by a young man in Hamilton, Ontario, three or four years after the Titanic sank in 1912. John Harper, pastor … [Read more...]

Thirty-Five Days to New Life

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“Dear Jesus, I want you in the center of my life and commit through your power, to serve and obey you – anytime, anywhere, at any cost, to do anything.”What’s your reaction to this prayer? Excitement? Fear? Guilt? Hope? Irritation? Many Christians wrestle with the no-holds-barred commitment … [Read more...]

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