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12/10/2018

8 Tips to Have an Amazing Christmas Season

By BeadleNovember was a depressing month. The temperature dropped, the leaves fell and the sun seems to have taken an extended vacation. Whether or not you are like me and you share my hatred for November, I think most people can sympathize with the sentiment that winter is coming…. it’s only the b

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11/15/2018

Compassion #SponsorSelfieDay

Compassion GenerationThis series is about youth who strive to make this generation one of compassion. They are responding to the brokenness in the world by taking action with Compassion Canada. We hope these stories inspire and encourage you. #SponsorSelfieDay: Snapshots of a global movement of comp

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11/08/2018

The Urbana Experience

ARE YOU ATTENDING URBANA 18? Do you want to be a Christian writer?Karen Stiller, a senior editor of Faith Today magazine (LIM’s partner publication), is a seminar presenter at Urbana 18 – Intervarsity’s 25th Student Missions Conference, December 27-31, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri.The vision for Urba

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11/04/2018

Learning in Leadership

Featured Columnist Shawn Naylor“Leadership is the act of serving in such way that others will follow” says Tim Coles, the National Director of Youth For Christ.Ever since I was young, I was interested in leadership, but I was never “ready” for leadership. Personally, I don’t think that one is ever f

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11/02/2018

Where the Watermelons Grow

Written by William JonesMy mother has worked in horticulture for most of her life, designing, planting and maintaining gardens, etc. As kids, we spent countless hours in the summer months helping mom in this God-given task: watering plants, pulling weeds. I remember one of Mom’s clients calling us h

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11/02/2018

How Could a Pastor Have Depression?

Written by Ryan FarrellI meandered up and down the aisles of my local Talize, a thrift shop, unsure of what it was I sought. I had absentmindedly pulled into the parking lot. Did God think I needed to update my wardrobe? I asked him, Whydid you bring me here?And that’s when I saw it. To most, I am s

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11/02/2018

A Coffee Shop’s Call to the Church 

Written By Josh Smith God called me to plant a church…wait, what? That was a scary thought for me; I’m not a pastor, I’m not qualified for this. You’ve got the wrong guy, God! This call has led me on a journey over the last two years—one that has led me to understand that God called me to do this pr

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11/02/2018

A Diary of Anorexia & Redemption

Written by Cassandra Wolfe“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” ROMANS 8:1-2I was young when the law of sin and death began making itself known in

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11/02/2018

The Difference a Hospitable Church Can Make

Written by Jason Normore Crack your eyes open. Scrounge to find the right clothes. Run to catch the bus. I studied Theology during my undergrad, and as part of the program, we were expected to be present at a church to sing, pray, listen and learn something. I opted for the easy option: whatever chu

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10/29/2018

How To Not Take Offense

Featured Columnist Katie Pezzutto“Yeesh. Did you see that saucy look she gave me?”“I’m almost certain he wants to see my guts hanging from a barb-wire.” “Miserable. She’s nothing but miserable. All. Of. The. Time!”If you’re anything like me, you’ve spoken like this about someone. Here’s the truth: t

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10/28/2018

Faith After a Heart Attack

Written by Beka Ermel As a nurse, I’ve had the privilege of seeing God work in some of the worst circumstances. As a paediatric nurse, I am repeatedly asked the same question: isn’t it sad? How do you deal with seeing so many sick children? The answer is yes, it’s sad, but turning my attention to Go

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10/28/2018

The Pain of Post-Camp Withdrawal

Written by Mike GordonThe Fall months can be a very difficult season for people who have spent their entire summers serving as a camp leader in a Christian environment.Many camp leaders may identify with Namaan, the commander of Aram’s army who leaves home for Israel in search of healing for his lep

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10/28/2018

Is Christianity a Friend or Foe of the Environment? 

Written by Josh Tiessen Environmentalism is all the rage. From the United Nations climate change summit held in Paris, to kids movies like Wall•E, or banning drinking straws, we see a clear concern rising for the world around us. But is Christianity hindering the cause of environmentalists or does i

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10/28/2018

The Practice of Being Fully Present

Written by Alex StreetYour mind is burning out, your body is exhausted, and your soul is but a wisp of what it could be. Our culture is desperate for one simple practice: being here. Our family loves road trips. We have three kids (six, nine and 12) that have the uncanny ability of never being bored

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10/28/2018

What Happens at the Spaghetti Supper

Written by Sophie & Rachel TitaClaire, a student now going into Grade 11, was invited by a friend to a spaghetti dinner at Thornhill Baptist Church in Galgary. “As soon as I walked in the door, I immediately felt welcomed into this community that was unlike any other I had ever experienced,” she say

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10/28/2018

A Classroom, Pizza & a Whole Lot of Jesus 

Written by Alyson ThomasClear as day, I remember walking my dog on the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend. I usually consider walking to a time for my brain to unwind and breathe. But on this particular day, I remember being overwhelmed by multiple cluttered thoughts running through my head. Howe

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10/28/2018

8 Qualities of Shepherd-Leaders

Written byDr. John B. MacDonald Servant-Leadership is an appealing concept. Put forward by Robert K. Greenleaf, it is an important way to consider how to be an effective and caring leader. Yet, I propose that we can improve upon this framework with what I call “Shepherd-Leadership”.David Bennett in

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10/28/2018

How I Learned to Stop Trying to Obey

Written by George ZhouI am righteous in Christ. This is a truth I do not hesitate to affirm. I stand in a lineage of Christians who believed the same, even to the point of death. But did I really know what that statement meant experientially? Did I interpret my life according to this affirmation? In

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10/28/2018

Lavish Grace

Written by Andrea Nwabuike One of my favourite words in the English language is “lavish”. The word can be defined as, “sumptuously rich, elaborate or luxurious; to bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities upon”. There are no better words to describe the grace of God.An all perfect and

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10/28/2018

Shut Up and Pray

Written by Sarah EvangelineWe are uncomfortable with silence. We think it is awkward, so we fill the empty space with noise. We blast the radio in the car. We rant about all the negative things that went on at work. We gossip. We turn on the TV, even when no one is actually watching it. We put our e

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10/28/2018

What Do We Do When We Don’t Get What We Want? 

Written by Nupur James “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” —Corrie Ten Boom. I have reflected on this quote for quite some time, wondering if I honestly understand the meaning of letting God ‘steer the wheel’ of my life. I acknowledge that it has been very hard for me to let God full

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10/28/2018

The Tailspin that Idolatry Can Cause 

Written by Emily CookThree years ago, if you had asked me what I thought of the title above, I would say that I knew it to be intellectually true, but I hadn’t given it much thought. That was before my breaking point.We were designed to love deeply, and to give glory to something greater than oursel

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09/04/2018

Words from the Editor — Issue 29

Written by Conor SweetmanThe signs of the times seem to be more clear than ever.As I chat about spiritual matters with baby boomers and above, I hear insinuations that we’re teetering at the brink of the end of the world. The way things are going culturally seems to be a clear indication of the spee

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09/04/2018

The Dating Project

Interview with Catherine Fowler, director of The Dating ProjectWhen Love Is Moving heard about this American documentary, we thought we should find out more about it for our readers. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.Conor Sweetman:Hello, Catherine, tell us a bit about your film

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