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THE 5 MOST POPULAR STORIES OF 2017

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So which subjects did our readers find the most interesting and engaging in 2017? Unsurprisingly, the most frequented blog posts on our site involved stories of people who are real. And calls to action. #1 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT RISK IN CANADA Is Trinity Western University a canary in the coalmine? Bob Kuhn, president of TWU certainly thinks so. On November 30 and December 1, TWU brought their arguments before the Supreme Court of Canada to defend their right to be a faith-based, accredited law school in Canada. Kuhn says “the very essence of religious freedom in Canada” is being threatened. Why I agreed with him. Read more here. #2 MY ENCOUNTER WITH GOD: AKIANE KRAMARIK Akiane Kramarik’s atheist parents were…

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27 JUST IN TIME LINES FROM JOANNE GOODWIN

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My therapist said I have acute personality disorder. I was like, “I know, right?” If you’ve met Joanne Goodwin you can hear her unforgettable voice in your head. It only takes once and she’s got you for life. Dr Goodwin Joanne dispenses medicine for your soul. She’s got a double PhD in joy and humor. Women across North America attribute their sanity to Joanne. Her prescriptions have no side effects other than a sore gut from laughing. She learned their secret the hard way. Hear Joanne at the HARMONY: Story and Song event on May 14th at North Pointe. Tickets are $15 each. Plan to  bring a friend with you. Special musical guest: Jon Bauer.  Reserve your seats here. Faith…

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WHAT CHRISTIANS TEND TO GET WRONG ABOUT DEPRESSION

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Depression is personal to me. My cousin died by suicide. She was depressed following her divorce. She never recovered from the rejection and grief. As a pastor I’ve grieved with too many families whose loved one ended their life because they could find no other way to stop their internal pain. Those who suffer from depression may feel like the least understood people on the planet. Too often there is a stigma associated with depression in the Church. I have to take responsibility to end that stigma. Brock’s Story In November of 2013, I was going about my life as a new dad and speechwriter for the leader of a political party when it hit me. It presented innocuously enough…

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