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Hateful and Inflammatory? Inconsistent? Not sure I agree.

Note: I first want to apologize to my liberal and libertarian friends for my responses to various comments on social media yesterday.  For various reasons, I was Mr. 3,476 more words


Reg Rose

Reg Rose was born in England in 1901 and came to Canada in 1912. After serving in the Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserves, 1916-19, and taking several short-term jobs, he began working for the YMCA, serving in… 493 more words


Radical Gratitude: A Key to Recovery

This is the time of year when we focus on being thankful for all the blessings in our lives. And, there are many benefits to focusing on and expressing our gratitude: physical benefits, such as stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure; psychological benefits, such as being more alert and optimistic; and social benefits, such as feeling less lonely and isolated. 393 more words

Pastor's Wife on a Ventilator after Shooting

Amanda and Davey Blackburn’s family and church were beginning to grow, family friend said.

CHR Comment: This extensive, heart-breaking story describes the family’s plans to plant a church in Indianapolis and the horrendous outcome of a robbery. 12 more words

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Remembrance Services Past at First Baptist Church

I was browsing through images in the Vancouver Public Library historical photos database this morning; I saw the image above and almost immediately recognized it for what it was (and what had, apparently, been forgotten or mislaid in the institutional memory of The Province newspaper upon donating this image to VPL): that this photo was made inside my home church, in the sanctuary of… 408 more words


Congregational Church Picnic?

The image below is an early one from the City of Vancouver Archives (CVA). On the glass positive of the image, there are notes; these are difficult to make out, but I’m pretty sure it reads as follows, starting at the top margin: “Granite Falls. 1,290 more words