Spirituality in the busyness of life

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

“I’m busy” Bible College students know this phrase oh so well! Much time is spent anticipating when busyness will end – finished assignments, weekends, or the end of the semester give windows for rest or a change of pace. And it can be in the windows of rest that students reconnect with God. It’s true, … Read More

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A Weekend in Vancouver – Reflections

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Written by Cassidy Acheson Reflecting over this past Urban Mission Dynamics (UMD) weekend, my mind and heart feel overwhelmed in a way I have not previously experienced. This time spent in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has greatly impacted me and I hope that I will not soon forget all that I learned and saw. Through everything … Read More

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Raise the Peace!

Monday, December 1, 2014

CBC student Charis Miller co-ran a peace camp in Saskatoon as part of her ICS Internship. The focus of the camp was peacebuilding and restorative justice, with a specific emphasis on using spoken word (expressive poetry) as a tool for opening discussion on issues of conflict. This allowed struggling youth to find healthy ways to … Read More

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Praxis in Seattle – “Glimpses of Life”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Downtown Seattle on a Friday evening there is a palpable energy. Tourists and locals mingle, anticipation of the weekend upon them – exploring, spending, eating, all the fun things a vibrant downtown has to offer. One of the reasons I love cities is this tangible energy. Yet sometimes, particularly in the busier moments, urban energy can … Read More

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A Legacy of Peace

Monday, November 17, 2014

When ICS major AJ Block walked into class at Columbia Bible College 2 years ago, he had no idea that what he was about to hear would change the direction of his future. Christina and Darnell Barkman (CBC alum, 2010), a couple from Abbotsford, BC, were guest speakers in the class. They shared about their … Read More

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