Canadian Baptist of Western Canada
Archive for 2012

Vol 8 No. 52 A New Year Reflection …And a Blessing

  “MAY YOU DO AND SAY THINGS THIS YEAR THAT ARE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED” – JRR TOLKIEN, THE HOBBIT Dear Folks,   Even as the carols are on our lips and the music echoes in our hearts, we wade through the debris of the season toward New Year’s.  Let me be clear, the beginning of the […]

Vol 8 No. 51 A Christmas Blessing …May You Burn Your Dinner

  Dear Folks,   The Christmas story is rife with those who in the course of life’s ordinary activity found themselves overcome by the presence, power and story of God. Joseph the Baptist’s father, Zechariah, was struck speechless. Luke 1:5-24 New International Version (NIV) The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold 5 In the time of […]

Grieving for the Children

It is with soul shaking, and spirit scouring sadness, that we, as a family of churches in the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, grieve with the parents, siblings, relatives, and friends of those who died and were injured in the recent mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In the midst of a season which anticipates the […]

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Vol 8 No. 50 Emmanuel…God With Us

  Dear Folks,   Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.” I’ve always embraced and felt comfortable with this particular verse and in seeing the fullness of Jesus in this passage. I am also often reminded about […]

Vol 8 No. 49 God With Us

  Dear Folks,   I had completed all the appropriate duties that I loved to participate in on Christmas Eve and our children were in bed, my wife, Kerry, was content to be at home with a book and I found myself at a midnight carol service on Christmas Eve at St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican […]

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Banff 2012 Speakers Online

The CBWC has audio files of the keynote addresses and Bible studies from the Banff Pastors and Spouses Conference 2012. We have all four talks by Myra Blyth:  God in the Desert, God in the Storm, God in the Tears and God in the Bread and Wine.  Chaplain and Tutor in Pastoral Studies at Regent’s […]

Vol 8 No. 48 Lift Up Your Voice

  Dear Folks,   I wrote a brief devotional for my church’s Advent Reader. It was helpful to me as part of my preparation, anticipation and entering the season before Christmas. Isaiah 40:1-11 1 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served […]