These days it seems scarcely a week goes by without the reporting of another shooting and the senseless murder of innocent victims (often children).
It is quite apparent that the main theme of the popular entertainment media, both print and electronic, is love. It is also quite apparent to any who will take the trouble to read the Bible that its main theme is love, too.
Why do we not pray as we ought in spite of exhortations like:
Extreme weather shelter programs in Abbotsford and Mission that provide temporary refuge for the homeless have been up and running for some time, long before the snow and sub zero temperatures hit on New Year's Eve.
As I was thinking about what to write this Christmas season the following quote came to my attention: "It has been rightly said that the history of the world hinges on a stable door in Bethlehem. The birth of Jesus in a little stable in Bethlehem forever changed the history of the world. Jesus was God with skin on, walking among us and showing us what God is like. He was not a man who became God, which is impossible, but God who became a man," as attributed to Greg Laurie
There are two great unknowable dates in our lives, the date of our death and the date of Christ's return to earth. We are constantly reminded of the former by the passing of friends and loved ones, and we usually make some arrangements ahead of time for our demise.
I four recent viewing of the Olympic Games does nothing more, it should help again to dispel the myth that human beings are no more than the highest form of life in a long upward evolution of the animal world - that, plainly speaking, we are not just animals.
I remember when we often sang in our churches a song about the cross:
T here! Immediately, willingly or unwillingly, positively or negatively, you thought about Him, right?
Have you ever wondered why so much of the news we read about or hear in the media is bad news, whether it's about a thug beating an elderly couple to death in a home invasion in our own neighbourhood, or a genocide against a whole race of people half way around the world in Darfur, Africa?
Colin James Lewis doesn't remember anything about his own death.
W hy is it that we, the church, do not cry out to God for help? Apparently we feel no urgent need.
We cannot get Easter right without proclaiming the resurrection of Christ on the third day as is succinctly stated in the Apostles Creed. It says of Jesus that he "-was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead . . ."
T he Abbotsford Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society and Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. are among a few of the corporate challengers at the second annual Canuck Place Children's Hospice Lego Creative Challenge held this weekend at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford.
When the scheduled weekly opportunities for corporate prayer are often the most poorly attended of all our church meetings,
Heavy snow and limited visibility slowed traffic and created problems on Abbotsford and Mission roads Monday morning.
I don' know if you have noticed it or not, but it seems to me that each year fewer and fewer homes and apartments in our fair city are lighting up for Christmas. Could it be that we are gradually forgetting the real reason for the season, the birth of the Babe of Bethlehem, God's Son the Light of the World?
Unsuspecting holiday shoppers were treated to an impromptu dinner and show at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre food court on Friday night.
Renowned news reporter and author Mike McCardell will be signing copies of his new book, Here's Mike: And Junkyard Granny, Whistling Bernie Smith, the Robertson Screwdriver, Pancakes and Eternal Truth on Dec. 3, at Coles Books at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, 32900 South Fraser Way. He'll be signing books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.