Give God Your Brokenness
New poetry from M.S. Lowndes, inspiring us to move forward even when we cannot imagine being worthy of acceptance by our Savior.
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Scotiabank Funds Explicit Sex Program for Youth
Most of the major newspapers in Toronto wrote stories this week about the sexually explicit poster placed in a grade 7 classroom for almost 7 months. This material is so vile that I cannot even describe most of it and it is funded by Scotiabank. (Read more on page 4)
Faith Group s Given a Voice in Calgary's Core
Calgary's elected officials have as much as admitted they made a mistake six years ago by not including faith-based institutions as stakeholders in plans to revitalize the city's core neighbourhoods. In early May, with no debate and no one opposed, they voted to correct that oversight.
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Philosopher Blaise Pascal asserted that all human troubles stem from our inability to sit quietly with ourselves in an empty room for more than 20 minutes. A similar case could be made for the current troubles in many church worship services. Silence was a part of biblical worship and was held in high esteem by the early Church. However, the "sounds of silence" in worship were lost to a great extent during the Reformation, and the noise level of many church services has increased steadily until the present day. (Read more page 30)
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