Is Our Gospel Too Small?

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An illustration of people gardening in a dark landscape. Everywhere they've been there are plants.

Church leaders at a conference in an East African nation were discussing the fact that, while approximately 80% of their population claim to be Christian, their country is still rife with issues: corruption at multiple levels, tribal conflicts, domestic abuse, extreme poverty, gender inequality, garbage strewn everywhere, environmental degradation, HIV/AIDS, … Read More

John 20: 11-18

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"Jesus said to her, 'Mary' she turned toward him and cried out in aramaic. 'Rabboni!"

Scripture Reading: Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb  and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” … Read More

Disaster Relief

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In May 2018, Grand Forks, British Columbia was submerged by catastrophic flooding, forcing almost 2,800 people to evacuate their homes. This natural disaster resulted in churches across many denominations springing into action to bring relief to the people that were affected by the waters. Mike and Sheila Davis, members at … Read More

Brewing Community

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The prosperous suburbs on the north shore of Vancouver Harbour were not immune to the Global Financial Crisis. This became evident in the closing months of 2008 as I began to see more homeless people bustling on North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Avenue. North Shore Alliance Church (NSAC), where I had worked … Read More

A Tribute to Dr. Arnold Cook

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If you would like to leave a tribute, please do so in the comment section at the bottom of this page. Dr. Arnold Cook was born on August 28, 1932 and joined his first Alliance church at the age of 20 in Owen Sound, ON. He earned his Master of … Read More

John 20: 1-10

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A picture of branches with words that read "Finally the other disciple, Who had reached the tomb fird, also went inside he saw and believed (John 20:8).

Scripture Reading: Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They … Read More

Outstretched Arms

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As I write this article, I want to be very sensitive to the reality we are facing in our society. I have a reputation of being a hugger, and it is true. Offering a caring embrace is one of the ways I express my love, value, and affirmation to those … Read More

Learning to See Mystery

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You have probably seen one. It is called an autostereogram. It is an image that, at first glance, is impossible to see. What looks like a random pattern of colours slowly becomes clear if one stops to focus with expectation. Christopher Tyler, the pioneer of this way of seeing, discovered … Read More

John 19: 1-42

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"It is finished" is in text over a picture of branches.

Scripture Reading: Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in … Read More

Developing a Discerning Heart

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When I was originally assigned to the Island, I was asked to be an advisor for leadership development. But I quickly became aware of a need among women on the Island, particularly first generation Christians who are dealing with trauma from their past. Some of these women were married to … Read More