Archive | May, 2013

Religion versus Spirituality

Religion versus Spirituality: merely semantics or a giant cultural rift? By Pastor Jim Witteveen I was sitting in the sauna at the local aquatic centre the other day when I struck up a conversation with the man sitting opposite me. When you’re a missionary, it’s easy to turn conversations toward matters of faith, and that’s […]

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Tithing

 By Bill Dehaas. Tithing. Do you give of your first fruits or of your last fruits? Wikipedia: tithe (pron.:/’taiõ/; from Old English: teogopa “tenth”) There is much debate in the church today about whether the “tithe” is even a principle for today. It is only mentioned seventeen times in the Old Testament. For my article I […]

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God’s Grace for the Depressed and Suicidal

By Wes Bredenhof Fluoxetine.  Paxil.  Celexa.  Wellbutrin.  Zoloft.  If those words are familiar to you, this article may be for you.  Even if those words aren’t familiar right now, someday they may be.  They’re all names of popular anti-depressants.  Depression is a widespread problem in our society today.  In the United States, over 19 million […]

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The Lord Speaks

Listening for the Voice of God: How Does God Speak To His People Today? By Pastor Jim Witteveen  Many Christians believe that God will speak to people directly, and many believe they have had the experience of God speaking to them, either audibly, in a voice that has somehow been physically heard, or in a […]

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