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Why we should be sceptical of an office of international religious freedom

Why we should be sceptical of an office of international religious freedom

Troy Media – by Janet Keeping

During the recent federal election campaign the Conservative Party announced that, upon winning, it would create an office in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to advance religious freedom around the world. Continue Reading

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Blended families grapple with the same issues as traditional ones

Blended families grapple with the same issues as traditional ones

Troy Media

When Mike and Heather Murphy moved into their new home in Halifax with their children in 1983, it wasn’t a typical move. Continue Reading

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Do you believe in miracles?

Do you believe in miracles?

Troy Media – by Stacey A. Lundgren

Have you ever looked up a word on the Internet and found so many definitions that you felt more confused than when you started out? Well, that’s what happened when I decided to check online for the word “miracle”. Continue Reading

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FIVE KINSHIPS WITH JESUS AT CHRISTMAS

FIVE KINSHIPS WITH JESUS AT CHRISTMAS

By Erik Freiburger

“Are you ready for Christmas?” It seems like an innocent question enough but what are we really asking? Most times we’re wondering if you’re done rushing around to the many over run shopping malls and sale displays looking to buy the greatest gift for your loved ones and family. I must admit that even I have caught myself in this frame of mind from time to time throughout the last few weeks. After all, who wants to be stuck in traffic and that last week’s rush before the big day arrives on December 25. Continue Reading

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WHAT IF JESUS HAD NEVER COME?

WHAT IF JESUS HAD NEVER COME?

By Rick Bayer

It’s one week until Christmas: Jesus’ birthday.  Yale historian, Jerislav Pelikan posed an interesting question, “Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about Him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of western culture for almost 20 centuries. If it were possible, with some sort of super-magnet, to pull up out of that history every scrap of metal bearing at least a trace of His name, how much would be left?” Continue Reading

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THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

By Justin Bills

There is a war on Christmas…

But contrary to what you may hear on Fox news the main culprit is not parades changing their names from “Christmas Parade” to “Holiday Parade”, the main villain also isn’t our culture’s emphasis on being politically correct this time of year, evan Santa himself isn’t the biggest one stealing Christmas from the real reason. Continue Reading

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NOTHING ALWAYS LEADS TO SOMETHING

NOTHING ALWAYS LEADS TO SOMETHING

By Erik Freiburger

It might sound crazy, but all I want for Christmas this year is absolutely nothing! Why? In honesty, because I truly believe that nothing always leads to something. I started thinking about this about a week ago while reading the story of Joseph and Mary traveling to Bethlehem in Luke 2:1-7. Continue Reading

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REKINDLE YOUR ROMANCE THIS CHRISTMAS

REKINDLE YOUR ROMANCE THIS CHRISTMAS

By Rick Bayer

It’s 29 days until Christmas, that season of love, peace and joy. But it can also tax one’s emotions and relationships. In particular, the marriage relationship can be strained over the season.  This shouldn’t be. Continue Reading

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GROWING THROUGH DISAPPOINTMENT

GROWING THROUGH DISAPPOINTMENT

By Justin Bills

Have you ever thought: If I just had that one thing, I would be happy? Continue Reading

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BREAKING BREAD IN POPPY FIELDS

BREAKING BREAD IN POPPY FIELDS

By Erik Freiburger

“All evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke’s words have  echoed over time and stirred many people’s creative imaginations as they contemplate their meaning and significance. Perhaps most remembered in my mind is when Winston Churchill quoted him in a speech while addressing Britain’s call to arms in World War II. Continue Reading

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