SUMMER 2021 STORIES
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FROM THE EDITOR: The Gift of God in the Wall—Persevering through our spiritual roadblocks
by Stacey McKenzie
“This COVID-19 pandemic has surely presented many of us with personal walls to deal with—walls for which we may need to acknowledge that an entirely new approach to what we’ve been doing before may be needed, even as Bible study, prayer, worship and fellowship continue to be hallmarks of living out a spiritually dynamic Christian journey.” Read more.
A PAOC TRIBUTE—Honouring the life of David Hazzard
by David Wells and Murray Cornelius
David Hazzard was a lover of God, family, the church, and those the Lord called him to serve. He peacefully passed into the arms of Jesus on the evening of May 27, 2021. Remaining at home, David’s family surrounded him, prayerfully singing at his bedside when the Lord called him heavenward. [Full content available to subscribers.]
THE SWEETNESS OF LAMENT—Consoling and strengthening our souls with God’s truths
by Kaarina Hsieh
Sadness, frustration and anger are emotions not often embraced as inevitable parts of life—or of our spiritual journey. Kaarina shares how they can lead us to the practice of lament and into a season of renewed joy. Read more.
SMALLER, SIMPLER, CLOSER—One empty nester’s journey of trust and triumph
by Catharina den Hartog-Terry
God’s guidance often comes through circumstances combined with gentle whispers from the Holy Spirit. Catharina’s story reminds us that even in small details, God wants to show Himself faithful as we follow Him into the unknown. [Full content available to subscribers.]
REMEMBERING PASTOR H. H. BARBER—Honouring Canada’s “Prince of Preachers”
by Jason Kuffner
At age 10, Herb Barber invited Jesus into his heart. When he was 13, his mother was divinely healed. He went on to live an extraordinary life, described in a posthumous tribute by Jason Kuffner. [Full content available to subscribers.]
BUILDING A CANADIAN CHURCH
by Michael Wilkinson and Linda Ambrose
Michael Wilkinson and Linda Ambrose examine the history and development of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and some things to consider as it recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. [Full content available to subscribers.]
BOOK REVIEW: AFTER THE REVIVAL—Pentecostalism and the Making of a Canadian Church
by William Sloos
“After the Revival is a ground-breaking cultural analysis of the history of the PAOC that will likely cause some discomfort among denominational leaders, pastors, and credential holders.” [Full content available to subscribers.]
FROM SOLDIERS TO MIDWIVES—An exploration of belief and practice around evangelism
by Jennifer Richards
Jennifer contends that how we think about evangelism and how we judge its effectiveness depend on our theology. She proposes a shift in the primary metaphor used around evangelism from military focused to birth focused. [Full content available to subscribers.]
EVENT PLANNING: SPIRIT BAPTISM SERVICE
by Van Johnson
“Five Things You Should Know about Spirit Baptism” will reveal what lies behind our proposed refreshed Statement of Essential Truths and why we are adopting new (old) terminology to rediscover the power of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Read more.
ERDO: 365 CAMPAIGN: SUPPORTING WOMEN EVERY DAY—Imagining a world without poverty
by Sabrina Shaheen
“This summer ERDO launched 365, a campaign to support women every single day. This initiative highlights ERDO’s efforts to help young girls stay in school, earn an income, and access food, water, and menstrual hygiene products.” Read more.
MISSION CANADA: MAKING LIFELONG CHRIST FOLLOWERS—Doing Deuteronomy 6 with the next generation
by Natalie Rogge
“So what does it look like in our current context to raise godly kids? Although our world has changed dramatically, the rules given by God to the Israelites really don’t look much different today than they did years ago.” Read more.
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS: JOINING JESUS IN PRAYER—Revealing God’s Kingdom to the world
by Gord D.
“Jesus Himself engaged constantly in prayer. What did He pray about? What can we learn from the impact of His prayers?” Read more.
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