Smithers, B.C., was just in the news for two very different reasons: ranked in the top five mountain towns in the province, and host of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The latter is not on any tourism brochures, but it's not something to ignore either.
Nobody expected him to win. He was too boorish and crude. He couldn’t hold his own in a debate, even as, by his sheer presence, he seemed to be trying to intimidate his opponent. He thumbed his nose at people he thought weak and made fun of the handicapped. Far from being a polished orator like his predecessor, his rhetoric consisted of monosyllabic words spat out with tremendous ferocity, coupled with monotonously repetitious outbursts of braggadocio.
In a world where many people are oblivious to God’s glory, the beauty of his creation and the plight of marginalized people, Ray Majoran and Brian Klassen, cofounders of Compassion Gallery, are photographing people and creation in order to foster awareness and compassion through the lenses of their cameras. Christian Courier interviewed Ray Majoran (who also answered on behalf of Brian Klassen) to learn more about what God is doing through Compassion Gallery.
Looking back moves the soul from anxiety to celebration as it disciplines itself to survey the beauty of a steady stream of accomplishments, each a trophy to the God who was right there empowering us every step of the way.
When Christian Courier asked the question prior to his talk, “What area(s) of the church need ‘reforming’ today?” Ryrie’s response was “fear and politics.”
Our latest issue has a hard front news story, there are 1,200-4,000 unsolved cases of Cdn women missing or murdered… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Tweeted 15 hours ago