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PERSONALITY TYPES Two helpful tests and what they tell us about ourselves

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DON’T BE S.A.D. Some tips in the fight against seasonal depression

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HOW TO HAVE A GREAT STUDY SESSION Eliminate distraction and maximize productivity

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YOUR SPIRITUAL SMELL The importance of having the fragrance of Christ

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RECONSTRUCTION Rebuilding faith in an age of deconstruction

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PEACE IS A PERSON Maintaining connection with Jesus through life's storms

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SCHOOL MAP Locations for all 80+ schools in Canada

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SCHOOL PROFILES WEST Key info on the top Christian educators in Canada

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HEAD OR THE HEART? Navigating career vs calling in a pandemic

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ACADEMIC FREEDOM Why Christian high schools are awesome

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PERSONALITY TYPES What They Are and Why They Matter

AN EXAMINATION OF TWO TESTS

There is no denying that personality differences

Two tests for personality we would recommend are the Myers

exist, because while God has made each individual unique,

Briggs and the Big 5. We’ll break down each test and give you

there are certain general traits that are common within

the address to a good (and free) online test for each one.

subsets of the population. These personality traits are best understood on a spectrum; our personal makeup is a dynamic and complicated thing that changes as we go through life. Some people put a lot of stock into knowing their own personality, while others never bother to find out. However, self-awareness is incredibly important, and knowing your own personality is one key to identifying your strengths and weaknesses. By better knowing yourself, you will be able to position yourself to move

MYER-BRIGGS Myers Briggs is the most popular personality test, measuring personality across four spectrums: Introversion (I) vs. Extraversion (E), Intuitive (N) vs. Observant (S), Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F), and Perceiving (P) vs Judging (J). The result is a four-letter acronym (example: INFJ) with 16 possible personality types.

through life successfully.

I n t p

Introversion (I) vs. Extraversion (E) This trait measures our proclivity to social interaction and how we re-energize ourselves.

Intuitive (N) vs. Observant (S) This trait shows how we take in information and perceive the world around us.

Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) This trait shows how we process our emotions and make decisions. Perceiving (P) vs Judging (J) This trait shows our relationship to work and organization.

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E s f j


THE BIG 5 The Big Five is a less popular, albeit more academically accepted (and, in our opinion, more useful) test. The Big Five test measures personality across five singular attributes: Openness (O), Conscientiousness (C), Extraversion (E), Agreeableness (A), and Neuroticism (N). The result is a

O c e a n

percentage score for each trait (and a clever acronym).

16personalities.com bigfive-test.com

No test results should be taken as the final word about who you are (or who you can become), but they can be helpful tools as you seek to grow and mature . Remember, it is our creator who gives us our identity, and he is able to heal, transform and grow us. Therefore, personality types are one way of knowing yourself and discovering who God intended you to be.

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Openness (O) Refers to one’s tendency to think in abstract or imaginative terms, as well as openness to new ideas and experiences.

Conscientiousness (C) This refers to how self-disciplined and organized someone is. Conscientious people are thoughtful self-starters.

Extraversion (E) Similar to the Myers-Briggs, this refers to how we react to external stimulation and social interaction.

Agreeableness (A) Refers to one’s tendency to cooperate with others. Agreeable people seek to keep the peace and avoid confrontations.

Neuroticism (N) This trait refers to one’s susceptibility to negative emotions. People who score high in neuroticism are more prone to fear and anxiety.


DON’T BE S.A.D. KEYS TO BOOST YOUR HAPPINESS AND LIMIT SEASONAL DEPRESSION

Unlike some areas of the world, people living

partaking in an act of kindness. It can also be released

in Canada are subject to the change of seasons, and,

by things like crossing off a checklist, playing a game,

depending on where one lives, the winter months can

volunteering for a charity or watching a good movie.

be incredibly bleak. With the possibility of going weeks

Dopamine is also the chemical released by those little

without seeing the sun, seasonal depression is a hard

red social media notifications on your smartphone.

reality for many students in Canada. The cold weather,

Dopamine’s addictive properties and fleeting effects can

dreary precipitation and a monotonous routine is a perfect

be abused, but engaged healthily, they will push us towards

recipe for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For those

solving difficult tasks and achieving good goals

who are struggling to some degree, here's a breakdown of the "mood chemicals" in our brain with some steps to keep

OXYTOCIN

you positive throughout the year.

Oxytocin is the social bonding chemical. It is released

Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins (DOSE) are known as the four happy chemicals. They are what give us the various “happy feels” we experience. Each chemical has various trigger mechanisms and different physiological effects.

DOPAMINE Dopamine is the brain's reward chemical. It is released through achieving a goal, experiencing novelty, or

through physical touch, the feeling of deep trust, and being in a supportive community. We all experience the wonderful release of oxytocin during a nice long hug. Thankfully, physical touch is not necessary to release oxytocin (eat that social distancing). Sharing a meal together, giving a gift or compliment, or having a meaningful conversation all help our oxytocin levels. That is why close friends and family are so important for getting through the rougher months.

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SEROTONIN Serotonin is the most complicated of the four happy

zones. The most obvious way our brain and body releases

chemicals. Like Oxytocin, it's also released by social

endorphins is through physical exercise like taking a

interaction, but it is related more to social status. Social

long run or going to the gym. They can also be released

hierarchies exist, and in any given interaction , we

by a hearty laugh or a cold shower, as well as by tackling

subconsciously place ourselves somewhere on the hierarchy,

mental challenges.

effecting on our serotonin levels. Feelings of loyalty or leadership also release this chemical. For all its social

Developing routines and habits that trigger these chemicals

complexity, serotonin can also be released in some very

will increase your happiness level and make a big

simple ways: bright lights, happy thoughts, prayer and

difference over the long and cold months.. So, make a to-do

worship, and a healthy diet can all increase serotonin levels.

list, give a long hug, spend time in prayer and worship and exercise every day. Being intentional with these habits will

ENDORPHINS

quickly improve your mental and emotional health. in the

Endorphins are the brain’s reaction to pain. They are

long run.

released when we need to move beyond our comfort

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H OW T O H AV E A G R E AT S T U DY SESSION

Studying can be enjoyable, or it can be an absolute slog. If you have the right strategies to study well, you will maximize your time and prepare as best as you possibly can. Here are seven keys to a great study session.

FIND THE TIME OF DAY

SET ASIDE A BLOCK

SCHEDULE REGULAR

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for a walk, have a snack,

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increase as well as your

or talk to a friend. The

satisfaction.

short change in activity allows your brain to refresh and be ready for another session.

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space. The reverse is

like that little screen

some people, it’s jazz;

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for some, it’s classical.

(or a nap) significantly

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comes with it. If you

Some people like chill

increases our ability to

helps your brain process

want to get serious

lo-fi, and others enjoy

focus. Likewise, eating

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testosterone-fuelled

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task. It only takes a few

airplane mode or turn

heavy-metal. Whatever

helps your mood and

minutes to clean up and

off your wifi. Better yet,

your taste is, your

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organize your space,

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And proper hydration

creating a clean slate for

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improves almost every

your mind.

you'll know when you

aspect of your health.

find it.

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Smelling Good by Martin Wiles

The smell took me back. Not long ago, while visiting the local grocery store for some

Prior to Isaac’s death, when the time came for him to give

items, I walked to the pharmacy department. Sure enough,

his final blessing to his firstborn, he told Esau to kill some

there they sat on the shelf as I remembered — three bars of

wild game, prepare it, and bring it to him. He would eat it

Ivory soap. I picked them up and ran them beneath my nose.

and bless him. But Jacob, the younger brother and a trickster,

The smell took me back, back to a time when I was a young

dressed as his brother, prepared the game, and took it to his

boy taking baths instead of showers.

father. Blindness initially confused Isaac, but the smell of

It took me back to the time when I stayed with my

the outdoors convinced him Jacob was Esau.

grandparents. I would run the bathwater, jump in, wet the

I love campfires, but one thing I don’t care for is the smell of

washrag, and look for the bar of soap. Ivory soap, of course.

smoke that clings so pervasively.

Not only was it the cleanest smelling, but it also had a very useful feature. It floated. Finding other bars of soap proved difficult. I remember running my hand beneath my body and around the bottom of the tub. But not if it was Ivory. Since it floated, I could easily find it. And when I finished my bath—no matter how dirty I had been when I started—I smelled clean.

It was not so with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Nebuchadnezzar gave the three Hebrew men another chance to fall down and worship his statue—after they disobeyed the first time—then he had the furnace heated seven times hotter and tossed the disobeyers in. But he didn’t watch them disintegrate. Instead, he saw a fourth Man in the fire with them, and he saw them all walking

It's amazing what smells can do. For Isaac, it identified his

around. When he called for the three to come out, they

son—or so he thought. So Jacob went over and kissed him.

did—and without the smell of smoke or a singed hair on

"And when Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he was finally

their bodies. (Daniel 3:27 NLT).

convinced, and he blessed his son" (Genesis 27:27 NLT).

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With spiritual living, smell is important. My actions, words,

God desires the scent of holiness—separation. Separation

and attitudes determine my spiritual smell. And when they

from all things that displease God, from all things that keep

align with God’s Word, people smell a wonderful aroma

Him from accomplishing His purpose in my life, and from

coming from me. I may not be in style when it comes to

all things that destroy my ability to live life as He planned.

fashion, and I may not have the latest and greatest play toys,

When I smell of love, kindness, joy, peace, patience,

but others will perceive an attractive fragrance from being around me. Not with their noses, but with their eyes and ears and hearts. They will smell Jesus.

forgiveness, goodness, gentleness, and faithfulness, people will want to know why I don’t smell like what they are accustomed to smelling in the world. They’ll be astounded— like the king was—and they’ll want to worship the same God as I do.

"God desires the scent of holiness—separation. Separation from all things that displease God, from all things that keep Him from accomplishing His purpose in my life."

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A Journey of

in the Age of Deconstructionism

I

BY: HEATHER GERRIE

once heard the saying, "If you walk ten miles

Rhett McLaughlin — co-host of the YouTube channels

into a forest, don't expect to get out in one." This

Rhett & Link and Good Mythical Morning — posted an

saying is as true for faith as it is for anything. During

open letter titled "An Honest Response to Your Thoughts

my deconstruction, I had walked ten miles out of the

on Our Deconstruction." This letter came after he and his

Church, and when I returned to my faith I expected my

creative partner Link Neal shared that they had decided

relationship to Christianity to be healed right away, on my

to leave the Church. I know many people who shared

terms. The reality is that, just like any discipline, spiritual

McLaughlin's article and affirmed that his experience of

reconstruction takes time and consistency before any

leaving the Church mirrored their own – intellectually

change is felt.

and emotionally exhausting. Deconstruction and

We don't talk much about the process — or option — of reconstructing a broken relationship with the Church. Reconstruction is the process of binding things back

disillusionment with the evangelical Church are two of the most pressing and painful topics for this generation of believers to address.

together and learning (or re-learning) our relationship with

Deconstruction can be a helpful process for many, but

God. When I came to the point of wanting to re-engage

there can also be an edge to it. I've noticed in myself and

with the Church, I found very few voices speaking on

others that over time, there's a tendency to move from

reconstruction. In part, this is likely because spiritual

critical thinking to just being critical of every Christian and

reconstruction doesn't garner as much attention or share

how we think the Church dropped the ball. In this way, we

the same spotlight as deconstruction does. Especially in

talk about deconstruction as a form of release — of letting

the past couple of years, it seems like there are no shortages

go of the belief system we grew up with. We hold certain

of blog posts and media coverage for Christian influencers

doctrines and dogma and Christian cultural values at arm's

who leave the Church.

length to critically examine them.

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Paradoxically, the process of reconstruction felt

Considering that Jesus is the central focus of the Christian

similar to this in many ways. Just like deconstruction,

faith, part of my reconstruction process was to go back to the

reconstruction too is a form of release and letting go.

basics of Christianity. I tried to re-read the gospels as if for the

But this time, it's the process of letting go of cynicism,

first time and see Jesus with fresh eyes. It was re-orienting to

bitterness, and to some degree — our pride. When I was

be reminded that God-as-a-human looked more like a social

deconstructing my faith, I'd often describe it to others as

justice advocate than our culture might have you believe. A

holding ideas loosely or in an open-handed way. During

book that I found immensely helpful during this process was

my reconstruction, I found the same mentality helpful. I

The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey.

approached the Church with an openness and willingness to engage differently than I had before. As someone who is still learning to reconstruct their Christian faith, here are some practices and resources that I have found helpful along the way:

1. CONNECT WITH BELIEVERS WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION During my faith deconstruction, it was important for me to talk with others going through the same experience.

"I had become accustomed to spin-offs of Jesus — versions where he was commodified, politicized, turned into a felt board character, or morphed into a swear word."

Likewise, as I moved towards reconstruction, it became essential to connect with people who could provide advice

3. FIND DIFFERENT WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR FAITH

on how to re-engage with the Church's complexity. If you don't personally know anyone who has walked the road of reconstruction, then I would point you in the

One of my issues with the Church during my

direction of author Sara Billups and her blog "Orphaned

deconstruction period was its lack of environmental justice

Believers." She was the first writer whose work I stumbled

engagement. To this end, my reconstruction involved

upon that addressed disillusionment with the modern

volunteering at a local environmental advocacy centre.

Church from a posture of stubborn hopefulness.

There I met other Christians who also saw creation care and justice as integral parts of Christianity; this meant I

2. GO BACK TO THE BASICS

could redirect my frustration with the Church's apathy into something hopeful and productive.

As I first began to reconstruct, I found it challenging to

Connecting with God through the framework of justice

connect with the personhood of Jesus in a meaningful way.

turned out to be a healing process. I would encourage you

I had become accustomed to spin-offs of Jesus — versions

to find ways to connect with God that are restorative, faith-

where he was commodified, politicized, turned into a felt

affirming, and specifically challenge some of the reasons

board character, or morphed into a swear word.

behind your deconstruction.

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4. TRY TRADITIONAL SPIRITUAL PRACTICES I was surprised by how helpful it was for me to learn and practice traditional spiritual disciplines. As someone who did not grow up in a liturgical church, I found it profoundly moving to start attending a more traditional service and root myself in the liturgy's rich words. These powerful words have connected believers to God throughout time and space, worldwide and through generations. I began to value slow disciplines. I tried Lectio Divina, a traditional monastic practice that centres around meditation and contemplation. I tried embodied postures of prayer, actually bowing or kneeling, raising my hands in worship. I went on a silent prayer retreat and listened for the first time in years to hear God's voice. I re-committed to a weekly Bible study to read Scripture.

includes the brokenness in the Church as well. I found, in times when my lack of faith was draining me, it became essential to have a community whose steadfastness was something I could count on. I was encouraged by Christians I met who had thought through their faith well, who made space for hard questions, complex realities, and spiritual cynicism, but who continued to remain committed to loving the body of Christ. In the Anglican tradition, part of the liturgy involves reading and reciting a series of verses known as The Comfortable Words. Not comfortable in the sense of 'easy' or 'relaxing', but comfortable because they are full of comfort and relief. The liturgy begins: "Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Jesus Christ says to all who truly turn to him," and

I had never connected with God well during showy worship

is followed by the words we hear Jesus speak at the end of

services, which (whether this was true or not) I had always

Matthew, "Come to me, all who labour and are heavy-laden,

felt were trying to manipulate some emotional response

and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn

out of me. But returning to the practices that have sustained from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find Christians for hundreds of years brought some peace to my spiritual restlessness.

rest for your souls (Matt. 11:28-29). The idea that faith could be a place of rest was critical for me when I slowly began the process of reconstruction.

"I burned out of the Church,

There was no giant turning point for me, from

and then I burned out of

of the reasons I was disenchanted with Christianity were

deconstruction."

deconstruction to reconstruction, where all of a sudden, all

gone, or all of my questions had neat and tidy answers. It was more of a question of time and a tired soul. I burned out of the Church, and then I burned out of deconstruction,

5. SEEK OUT CHRISTIANS WHO LOVE THE CHURCH

and then I wondered if there was a new way forward where I could feel at peace with my faith. The good news is that there is a redemptive way forward. Reconstruction means

Not just Christians who love going to Church. Christians

that our relationship with God is one in which we can find

who believe with a stubbornness born out of deep hope

peace and purpose.

that the Church is still God's plan for redeeming our world. People who believe that when God says he is moving all things towards healing and wholeness, this promise

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"And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." –Mark 4:37-39

W

e all want peace: peace of mind, peace

With all that is against us, individually and as a society, is

of heart, financial stability, health in our body.

it possible to find peace?

No one wants to be lacking peace in any area, yet peace seems more difficult to find in this moment of history than ever. This is because our world is more uncertain than

The word for peace in Hebrew is "shalom” (Strong’s H7965). Shalom means wholeness, completeness, prosperity, health, and purpose. Shalom-peace is having

ever. 2020 was a year for the books. On the macro scale,

everything in its right place, and relationships in order.

a global pandemic, massive global debt, civil unrest, and

In short, this peace means that nothing is missing and

a contentious US election created a state of collective

nothing is broken. Sadly, this kind of peace is absent from

anxiety unequalled since the height of the cold war. And

many Christians' lives, let alone those outside the faith.

on a micro-scale, our lives have become increasingly

Regardless, Jesus has promised us his peace. In John 14:27,

complicated, our brains continually bombarded by our

He says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.

smartphones, mass media, and relentless advertising.

Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts

Depression and anxiety cases are on the rise, and many

be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” This gift of peace

are struggling with a deep sense of purposelessness. Our

available to every child of God. So then, how do we access

attention spans, happiness levels, and ability to focus are

this peace?

decreasing. All these trends are getting worse, not better.

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THE PERSON OF PEACE The Angel of the LORD was God’s manifest presence on the earth in the Old Testament — the presence of the Lord in bodily form. In Judges chapter 6, Gideon had an encounter with this Angel of the LORD. The Angel gives Gideon the impossible task of defeating the Midianites

fruit of the Spirit is peace." This fruit of peace comes from continually walking in communion with the Holy Spirit. By continually cultivating communion with Christ through the Holy Spirit, we experience an increasing influence of His peace within, enabling us to respond to and influence our circumstances with that same peace.

before vanishing from his sight. When Gideon realized that

It’s essential to recognize that while we all have access

he had been talking with the Lord, he feared for his life.

to the peace of God, many things will steal it or limit us

But the Lord said, “Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall

from walking in its fullness. We must be aware of what

not die.” Gideon then builds an altar of worship and calls it

interferes with our connection to the source of peace. We

“The LORD is Peace.” Peace is a person. Namely, peace is

must be aware of what keeps us from connecting with

the person of the LORD.

Jesus and make conscious decisions to safeguard that

While in the Old Testament, he appeared as the Angel of the Lord, in the New Testament, God’s manifest presence on the earth was the person of Jesus. Jesus carried peace wherever he went. Fear, sickness, pain, and disease left at his touch. The word of his mouth restored mental and emotional health — physiological peace. And Jesus' realm of influence was not limited to the lives of people. In Mark 4, the disciples were on the sea of Galilee, and “a great windstorm arose.” While they were trying not to drown, Jesus was sleeping in the stern of the boat. The peace that he carried allowed him to sleep in the storm! The disciples woke him up, afraid for their lives (like Gideon was). Jesus responded by rebuking the storm. “Peace! Be still.” He released what he had within him into his environment. He was able to create peace because he had peace — because he is peace. Today, Jesus is not on the earth; he is seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for you and me. The Holy Spirit is the person of the LORD who dwells in and brings peace to the believer. Just like Jesus slept in the storm, the Holy Spirit wants to bring peace to our inner world. Just like Jesus calmed the storm, the Spirit of God wants to empower you to have peace in whatever situation you find yourself. This is what it means in Galatians 6 when it says that "the

connection. These are not merely good ideas but practical habits that we can cultivate to maintain peace through life’s many challenges.

"He was able to create peace because he had peace — because he is peace." MEDIA In an age of fake news and divisive politics, it is often difficult to determine which stories are true. There are two narratives vying for our attention: God’s narrative and the narrative of the kingdom of this world. The two are opposed to each other, but God’s narrative is the true narrative, and God’s kingdom is the one that will last. The sooner we understand this, the clearer our perception of the world becomes. We can't expect the mainstream media to tell us what God is doing in the world. So if we're constantly feeding on social media and the news cycle, we can end up with a warped view of reality. When the way we see and understand the world becomes skewed, we

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COMMUNING WITH PEACE

will inevitably experience a lack of peace. It’s not wrong to follow the news or the media, but it’s important to balance

Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose

our media intake with a solid intake of scripture in order to

mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you.” The word

understand what God is doing in our time.

for “stayed” in that verse is “Samak” (Strong’s H5564),

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which means “to rest, to lay upon." As we direct our thoughts to rest in our assurance of God’s steadfast love

Our phones are often the first things we look at when we

for us, he keeps us in perfect peace. The verb for keep is

wake up and the last thing we see before going to bed.

“Natsar” (Strong’s 5341), which means “to guard, to watch.”

Most smartphone users between the ages of 18 and 24

Grace is accessed by faith, and those who believe that God

spend between 3 and 5 hours a day looking at their screen.

is watching over and protecting them are the ones that he

Multiple hours of social media content a day will keep us

watches over and protects. When we keep our mind on the

from walking in peace. Although most of us know this, we

Lord, the Lord keeps us in a place of peace. No one can do

still get sucked into the refresh game. We are drawn back

this for you. In a world of distracting external stimuli and

because those bright red notifications set off the brain's

pessimistic narratives, inner communion with the Prince of

dopamine reward centres, giving a momentary feeling

Peace is the very thing most at risk, and this is why it must

of happiness without true fulfillment. There is only one

be guarded at all costs. If fellowship with the Lord is lost,

thing that we were created to gaze and meditate upon

we will have lost our only hope for lasting peace.

continually, and that is the Lord and His beauty. If you desire to experience God's shalom-peace, it's imperative to set limits for yourself and your screen time.

LOOKING INWARD If it's not an external force that steals our peace, it is an internal one. Many of us struggle with continually looking inward at our own issues: our weakness, failures, and sin. Being self-focused and analyzing ourselves based on our feelings does nothing to improve us or the way we feel. The opposite is true; excessive introspection leads to only more unrest. This is not the same as self-reflection. There is a difference between a healthy self-awareness and a constant mulling over our anxieties and insufficiencies. An ongoing critique of ourselves leads only to shame, leading us to act and think out of a negative self-image, which causes more shame and anxiety. This negative feedback loop is only broken by looking outside of ourselves to an external reference point. We must choose to focus on the source of eternal love, the true determiner of our worth and identity, the person of peace: King Jesus.

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"In a world of distracting external stimuli and pessimistic narratives, inner communion with the Prince of Peace is the very thing most at risk, and this is why it must be guarded at all costs."


PEACE AS A WITNESS Augustine said, “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord,

in peace, it’s an incredible blessing for everybody else in

and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.

our boat. People around us are blessed when we carry His

People are looking for peace. It is the thing that the human

peace. As we navigate our world, we won’t just survive,

heart desperately longs for but rarely finds. As believers,

but we have the incredible privilege of changing it for the

we have the unique opportunity to bear witness to the

better. Peace is a person, and that person can be you.

reality of God and his goodness by carrying his peace. Speaking peace to the storm is a byproduct of sleeping in the storm, and sleeping in the storm only comes by being connected to the source of peace. Like Jesus calming the storm, believers can walk in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring peace into any situation. And when people see someone who truly carries peace, as Jesus did, there is an undeniable attraction. Remember, it's not just our circumstances or inner life that changes when we walk

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AMBROSE UNIVERSITY Your Ambrose University education will take you above and beyond. ABOUT AMBROSE Ambrose University sits in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in a vibrant city full of opportunities to explore. Exploration and growth, both personally, intellectually and spiritually, are fundamental to the university experience. Ambrose University offers you the opportunity to define yourself and your future journey. THE AMBROSE DIFFERENCE Ambrose goes above the typical university experience by integrating faith into the academic experience. Ambrose goes beyond typical textbook learning with networking, practicums and pathways to professional experience. At Ambrose your education will take you beyond what you thought was possible for your future career goals.

Higher learning with a Higher Purpose Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Multidenominational CALGARY, AB 1-403-410-2900 enrolment@ambrose.edu ambrose.edu

CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY University is the time for you to explore who you are and stretch yourself personally, intellectually and spiritually. Ambrose sets you on a path to contribute to and influence society in positive ways. You are part of a community that cares about who you are and encourages you to achieve everything you envision for your life.

Est. 1921

$1215 1150 18

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STUDENT TESTIMONY “The thing I love most about Ambrose is the community. Being surrounded by people pursuing education and a relationship with Christ is a blessing.”

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Application Deadline: Rolling

– Daniel Lee, Fourth Year, Behavioural Sciences

CANADA INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS You have the most powerful words in the world. Learn to translate God’s Word for languages without the Bible. WHY CANADA INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS? For thirty-five years, CanIL has been training mission-minded students with a heart to end Bible poverty for millions of minority-language speakers on every continent. Our team of field-experienced faculty teaches students advanced linguistic competencies that will help them make a lasting impact for people around the world. COMMUNITY CanIL is not just a school, it’s a global family of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In addition to our regular activities, we enjoy spending time together listening to stories by guest alumni from all over the world. Students and faculty also have opportunities to share their latest research during academic colloquiums.

More Than Words Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Training Tracks Affiliation: Wycliffe Bible Translators LANGLEY, BC / TORONTO, ON 1-800-513-2129 admissions@canil.ca canil.ca

Est. 1985

TUITION 120 15-20

PROGRAM DEPENDENT

INTERNSHIPS IN BIBLE TRANSLATION Apply what you have learned, and explore serving in Bible translation – intern in a field project with a Bible translation organization. Earn credits toward your degree at the same time. Ask about our financial awards. Visit www.canil.ca, then contact our admissions team to start a conversation. We will walk with you through the process.

STUDENT POPULATION STUDENT TESTIMONY “CanIL linguistics training offers an incredible program in a close-knit community. I feel well prepared for linguistic analysis and Bible translation!”

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Application Deadline: April 30th, 2021

— Kylie W, MA Linguistics Program

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BRIERCREST COLLEGE & SEMINARY

Est. 1935

The Word of our God Shall Stand Forever (Isaiah 40:8) Come here for an education, stay for the blend of lifechanging academics, impactful daily discipleship, and Christ-centered community.

Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Transdenominational

DISCIPLESHIP COMMUNITY Every day at Briercrest is shaped by our pursuit of Jesus. We gather daily for chapel, and weekly for small groups and worship nights. We live out what we’re learning together in dorm communities. We pour out what we’re receiving in service opportunities on and off campus. Come experience it!

1-800-667-5199 enrolnow@briercrest.ca

CARONPORT, SK

$1050 475 18

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FEATURED PROGRAMS Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Bachelor of Arts Business Bachelor of Arts Applied Linguistics: TESOL Certificate of Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts Music

FAITH AND ACADEMICS Prioritize your faith without compromising your academics. Briercrest is all about discipleship. We’re also all about preparing you to make an impact: get world-class biblical teaching; engaging content in small, discussion-based classes; academic supports that will help you succeed; and highly transferrable credits that help you pursue your calling. GET INVOLVED Our students ranked as the most involved students in Canada this year. Extracurriculars at Briercrest can set you up for your career, show you what your true passions are, and even end up being your favourite memories. Join intramurals, service groups, put on events, do ministry, and more. AFTER GRAD CONNECTIONS Thinking ahead to grad school? Our partnership with Biola University (California) will take you on the quickest, most cost-effective route to a MA TESOL in North America. Our TESOL graduates automatically get advanced standing with Biola, allowing them to complete their masters, online or on campus, in just one year. EXPLORE BRIERCREST FOR YOURSELF Explore Briercrest for yourself with our virtual tour, interactive campus map, and videos at EXPLOREBRIERCREST.CA. To go even deeper, you are invited to join us on our webinars throughout the year to help you see if Briercrest is a fit for you. Visit BRIERCREST.CA/WEBINARS to sign up for future webinars or view previous webinars.

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CANADIAN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY CMU offers business, science, arts, and music degrees rooted in Christianity. COMMUNITY CULTURE The CMU community reflects an expanding network of significant and diverse relationships. At CMU you will develop leadership skills, make friends, and strengthen your academic experience and excel. The CMU environment provides a unique opportunity to develop lasting friendships in a diverse yet invitational community that is supportive and accountable. PRACTICUM PROGRAM Unique among Canadian universities, CMU degrees include a practicum and supervised off-campus work experience for students. CMU’s Practica program partners with 500+ local and global partners in education, healthcare, business, church, legal, social service, agriculture, government, and NGO organizations. It enriches academic learning and offers hands-on work experience.

Faith-Filled Community, Building Character, Equipping Careers Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Mennonite WINNIPEG, MB 1-877-231-4570 cu@cmu.ca cmu.ca

$759 939 19

Est. 1999 PER 3-CREDIT COURSE

DIVERSE MAJORS AND DEGREES The BA undergirds all degrees at CMU, including: Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Therapy (the only one offered in the Prairies). CMU’s academic program offers a range of interesting courses, and the flexibility for students to shape the majors they pursue.

STUDENT POPULATION FEATURED PROGRAM: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Explore the “hows” and “whys” of matter and life! This interdisciplinary program studies the world’s beauty and complexity through the lens of science, the arts, humanities, and theology.

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CAPERNWRAY HARBOUR BIBLE SCHOOL Come and discover Jesus Christ as Saviour, Lord & Life in an awe-inspiring island setting! WEST COAST SETTING Capernwray Harbour is located on 97 acres of woods, meadows and seashore on Thetis Island, a Gulf Island off the coast of Vancouver BC. From the mountaintops to the rainforests to the open sea, there is something for everyone to explore! INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY LIFE Students and Staff of varying nationalities and denominational backgrounds join together to form a community that seeks to discover the character of Jesus Christ and to experience His indwelling Life. Community living through work days, daily duties, outdoor recreation and outreach opportunities offers hands-on experience to apply the classroom teaching.

Proclaiming Jesus Christ as Life! Degrees: Certificate Affiliation: Nondenominational THETIS ISLAND, BC 1-888-224-5681 chbc@capernwray.ca capernwray.ca

Est. 1979

$13,500 100 100

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS The curriculum covers nearly all books of the Bible. Although students are required to prepare assignments, the emphasis is on personal discovery of Jesus Christ through discipleship rather than on academic achievement. Study Projects, Seminars, Work Days, Outreaches, Extracurricular Activities and Field Trips are intricate parts of the learning experience. Come for a Taste & See Week for a hands-on experience of Bible School! More info at capernwray.ca

STUDENT TESTIMONY “I’m learning to trust God as Supplier and Satisfier but also to let Him live that out in and through me!”

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Application Deadline: Rolling

— Sarah, First Year Programme, 2018-19

NIPAWIN BIBLE COLLEGE Nipawin provides a setting of necessary time and space to grow in knowing and loving God.

COMMUNITY CULTURE Time at NBC is a Matthew 7:24 discipleship journey of building the foundation of your house on the rock. You’ll hear the Word of God consistently in class, chapel, personal devos and more, while learning how to apply it in a relational community that does life on life learning together. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS NBC offers relational and ministry opportunities such as intramural sports, our student work program, regular time in staff homes, student body events, and more. Each student is involved in weekly student ministry, and 3rd and 4th year students are mentored with practicums and internships.

Holding Forth the Word of Life Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Affiliation: Interdenominational NIPAWIN, SK 1-888-862-5095 admissions@nipawin.org nipawin.org

FACULTY Our staff and faculty play significant personal roles in our students’ lives. Most lead weekly discipleship groups as do many staff and faculty spouses. Together, they live out their faith in a way that shows NBC students life is about who they are becoming, not just what they do.

Est. 1934

$7600 40-65 15

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FEATURED PROGRAMS Foundations for Life: Deacons Track (1yr) Foundations for Life:  Academic Track (1yr) Bachelor of Christian Ministry (3yr)

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Explore Your Calling Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Affiliation: Evangelical Anabaptist ABBOTSFORD, BC 1-800-283-0881 admissions@columbiabc.edu columbiabc.edu

Est. 1936

$10,695 373 23

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Developing Passionate, Relevant Servants of Jesus Christ

Est. 1932

$6850 (SK) $7550 (BC)

PAMBRUN, SK/SUNNYBRAE, BC 155 (SK) 100 (BC) 1-888-892-4253 admissions@millarcollege.ca millarcollege.ca

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PEACE RIVER BIBLE INSTITUTE

A Bible College for Life Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Affiliation: Nondenominational SEXSMITH, AB 780-568-3962 admissions@prbi.edu prbi.edu

Est. 1933

$8000 70 20

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Peace River Bible Institute

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TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

PRAIRIE COLLEGE

THREE HILLS, AB 1-800-661-2425 admissions@prairie.edu prairie.edu

IMPACT YOUR WORLD

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

To know Christ and make Him known. Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Multidenominational

ENERGIZE YOUR CHURCH

Anyone . . . Anywhere. . . Anytime. . .

Est. 1922

$9900 300 22

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Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Affiliation: Evangelical Missionary Church Canada CALGARY, AB 1-877-968-6762 enrolment@rockymountaincollege.ca rockymountaincollege.ca

Application Deadline: Rolling

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Est. 1992

$7650 200 6-9

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THE KING'S UNIVERSITY

Est. 1979

Edmonton's Christian University Degrees: Bachelor's Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

Pursue a better world with a degree from The King’s University WHY KING’S? Awesome relationships are at the heart of what we do. Students have opportunities to know professors and mentors by name and work closely with them. You will also make lifelong friends through unique experiences – all while getting an education that helps bring healing and renewal to any field of work.

$1266 910 22

EDMONTON, AB

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780-465-3500 admissions@kingsu.ca

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WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE Edmonton is a place where people take risks and start new things. This city started the first food bank in Canada and numerous global corporations. It’s famously home to big things in North America such as its largest mall, fringe theatre festival, and interconnected stretch of urban parkland.

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STUDENT TESTIMONY “The strong writing, editing, and research skills that I honed under my professors’ watch provided me with an invaluable foundation to enter law school.” —Taylor Noble, B.A. English ‘18

CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY You matter and belong here. We strive to provide students with opportunities to grow in faith, celebrate through worship and prayer, serve neighbours, and connect faith with learning. In addition, there are plenty of ways to get involved with Campus Ministries on campus and throughout the city! PRACTICUMS & INTERNSHIPS King’s programs are known for hands-on experiences and built-in research and internship opportunities. For example, our Education students spend a total of 18 weeks in classroom practicums! Conduct lab projects, work in the field, or help professors with research and scholarship—many of our students are academically published! PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS With 34 disciplines to choose from, students can graduate with a Bachelor of Arts, Science, Commerce, Music, or Education from a university that cares deeply about faith. Programs expose students to new ideas and classes are taught by award-winning professors who reflect the love and grace of Jesus.

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REGENT COLLEGE World-class faculty and Christ-centred community unite vibrant faith and rigorous academics, equipping God’s people for service in all of life. LOCATION Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and BC’s spectacular North Shore Mountains, Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Renowned for innovative approaches to sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity, Vancouver is ideal for exploring what it means to follow Christ in a rapidly changing world. CHRIST-CENTRED COMMUNITY Regent exists to equip the whole people of God––laity as well as pastors––for a seamless life marked by joyful, fearless, and intelligent faith. Our student body hails from six continents, a wide range of professions, and dozens of denominational traditions, providing a rich and varied learning environment.

Where Vibrant Faith Meets Rigorous Academics Degrees: Master's, Graduate Diploma Affiliation: Transdenominational VANCOUVER, BC 1-800-663-8664 admissions@regent-college.edu regent-college.edu

Est. 1968

$1515

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450 (Fall/Winter) STUDENT 1000 (Summer) POPULATION

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INTEGRATIVE PROGRAMS Regent’s programs root students in a thorough understanding of Scripture, theology, and the history of Christianity. Each program includes an interdisciplinary component exploring the implications of the gospel for all of life: arts, culture, science, business, and more. Distinctive concentrations include World Christianity, Marketplace Theology, and Christianity & the Arts. STUDENT TESTIMONY “Regent has given me an integrated living and learning experience, encompassing academics, spirituality, and community life.”

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Application Deadline: Open

— Kipangwala Jamir, ThM ‘18

ROSEBUD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Theatre is an intimate art form. Come to a school that trains you in-person.

LIVE THE THEATRE! Rosebud is a place where faith and art intersect. Your instructors are fellow believers and working artists who will guide you on a Spirit-filled path towards a career in the industry. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Your courses will engage you in all aspects of theatre arts. You will visit other theatres and cultures through study trips in Canada, New York City, and London to see the work and big conversations happening there. After two years, you can transfer to other Christian universities or continue professional training at Rosebud with apprenticeship opportunities.

Be Transformed. Transform Culture. Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Fellow of RSA Affiliation: Interdenominational ROSEBUD, AB 1-800-267-7553 recruitment@rosebudschoolofthearts.com rosebudschoolofthearts.com

Est. 1988

$7950 30 12

TUITION PER YEAR

CAREER EXPECTATIONS Grads are found in acting, stage management, and design positions with major theatre companies in Western Canada as well as film and TV. The rate of Rosebud graduates working in the theatre and film industry is one of the highest in Canada. Most important, our graduates know who they are and the stories they want to tell.

STUDENT POPULATION FEATURED PROGRAMS Certificate in Theatre Foundations Mentorship Training in Acting, Music and Technical Theatre King’s College Theater Semester in New York City

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Application Deadline: Open 32


PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE & SEMINARY

Est. 1925

Knowledge and character for leadership and service Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Affiliation: Nondenominational

Providence creates difference-makers by teaching students to grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service.

OTTERBURNE, MB

PER 3-CREDIT COURSE

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1-800-668-7768 info@prov.ca

WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE As you arrive on our 100-acre campus, you notice our iconic bell tower rising prominently over prairie fields of canola and corn. Relax and study in our new residence hall with views overlooking a winding, tree-lined river. Our campus is rural and peaceful, but only 30 minutes from Winnipeg.

$909 445 14

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

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FEATURED PROGRAMS Aviation, Business Administration, Communications & Media, Counselling & Psychology, Health Science

CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY Learning happens best in community. Since Providence offers a student experience with smaller class sizes and professors who know you by name, you’ll be able to establish a network of close-knit mentors and friends. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Whether you’re attending a chapel service, joining in a residence hall activity, watching a Pilots game, performing in an ensemble, participating in student leadership, or serving others through field education, you will grow and learn in a supportive and diverse community. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Are you looking for a career such as nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy or medicine? A Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Health Science is one of Providence’s newest majors, offering foundational courses in biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy/physiology, sociology, genetics and psychology. This major will help you find your pathway to specialize in the discipline of your choice. ATHLETICS Members of the CCAA, MCAC, NCCAA and NIAC leagues, the Providence Pilots travel extensively across Canada and the US to compete in basketball, volleyball, soccer and futsal. Our full-time coaches will mentor you in your athletic abilities as well as in your faith and leadership skills.

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TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY

Est. 1962

Inspiring Hearts & Minds The world has changed; your future hasn’t.

Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Evangelical Free Churches of America

WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE We’re located on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia, just 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Whether you love city life or hiking mountains, there are endless adventures to be discovered. Come and explore one of the most amazing places on earth.

LANGLEY, BC

CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY Authenticity, intentionality, and mentorship are core values in our supportive community, but they’re also foundational to TWU Access—our new multi-access student experience. So, whether you’re taking classes online or in person, the full extent of our TWU community is yours to experience as you interact with courses, connect with peers and professors, and take advantage of student services designed to help you thrive. Pursue your passions and become the fullest version of the person God made you to be.

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FEATURED PROGRAMS Nursing, Education, Human Kinetics, Game Development, Pre-Medicine

PRACTICUMS AND INTERNSHIPS At TWU you’ll learn through experience and find plenty of opportunities through internships, practicums, volunteer roles, and on-campus employment. No matter what program you choose, you’ll be ready to conquer the competitive job market, prepared to make an immediate impact in your field. CAREER EXPECTATIONS Our 30,000+ alumni are making a dynamic difference around the world in more than 80 countries. The practical, whole-person education they received has set them up for expertise in their careers and equipped them to be innovators and leaders in society. NEXT STEPS We’ve made it easy—and free—for you to apply today. After you submit your application, an admissions counsellor will get in touch with you to discuss your goals and help you find the perfect program. At TWU, it’s not just what you do; it’s who you become. We’re here to support you in this exciting journey and are committed to helping you succeed.

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SUMMIT PACIFIC COLLEGE Educating, Equipping and Enriching Christians for Spiritempowered ministry in the church and in the world.

WHY SUMMIT PACIFIC COLLEGE? SPC is dedicated to raising up Christians who are prepared for leadership roles in the local church, global missions field, social services sector, not-for-profit agencies and education. Through intentional discipleship and quality education we strive to see our students possess the passion, character and skills for a life of impactful leadership. COMMUNITY CULTURE Our Abbotsford, BC campus is home to approximately 170 students in addition to our distance and online learners. We offer a holistic and immersive campus experience. Our relational campus pastors, program directors and faculty greatly contribute to the spiritual formation of our students.

Educate. Equip. Enrich. Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada ABBOTSFORD, BC 604-851-7222 admissions@summitpacific.ca summitpacific.ca

Est. 1941

$8100 360 26

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FEATURED PROGRAM: OMEGA GLOBAL OMEGA is a one-year discipleship and missions-based program. Through accredited academics, mentorship and local and global missions, students develop a solid foundation in their faith and theology while forming lifelong friendships.

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BUILD YOUR

Developing Innovative Spirit-Filled Leaders Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Affiliation: Pentecostal Assemblies of Cananda EDMONTON, AB 1-866-222-0808 info@vanguardcollege.com vanguardcollege.com

Est. 1946

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We are living in an unprecedented and very

which saw unemployment in Canada and the U.S. reduced

confusing time. Every aspect of our lives has been affected

to record lows. Economic challenges are temporary, but

by the coronavirus pandemic, not least the employment

our talents and passions are deeply tied to who we are, and

markets and our job prospects. As students entering or

although they should never be our identity, they are the

continuing your journey through higher education, the

means through which God works out much of His will and

terrain must seem daunting, unpredictable and for those

advances His Kingdom.

graduating soon, even hopeless. How do you build a plan when the landscape seems to be shifting and falling away more erratically than it ever has? Is it wiser to lower your expectations, abandon thoughts of pursuing a career you are truly interested in and aim for the seemingly sure footing of a career in tech, perhaps?

A word on vocation, calling or whatever you are used to calling it: I spent perhaps too much of my twenties working out exactly how one figures out one’s calling. This is what I have found. Your vocation or calling is essentially the intersection of your passion and your ability. Where most people struggle is that we prioritize passion over ability. We

I graduated just over a decade ago, right in the middle

search for the thing that makes our hearts beat faster, and

of the global financial crisis, where everything seemed

if we do not find it, we freeze; if we do find it, we pursue it

similarly uncertain. Here are some of my learnings from

often at the expense of good judgment. There are a couple

that time and the decade that followed.

of problems with this approach.

The first thing I would say is that the big question remains

What we feel as a passion for something is often akin

the big question. What should you do with your life?

to infatuation in romance. We “fall in love” with our

Despite the economic headwinds we are facing, I would

perception of a particular career, and because we cannot

still encourage you to set out to do what you are called to

actually experience this career until we have the right

do, to find your vocation. The global financial crisis was

qualifications, that infatuation persists until one day the

followed by an economic recovery that lasted ten years and

rubber hits the road, and we find out that practicing law,

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for example, is ninety-percent reading and not very much

reality to give you that dream job, he more often works

like the show “Suits”. The other problem is that we as

through our realities and through adversity to teach us and

humans do not generally find the things that we are good

cause us to grow in ways that will matter for the balance of

at particularly adventurous or exotic. Quite often, our

our lives. A good job that pays reasonably is good news and

vocation is staring us in the face, but we miss it because,

a blessing, even if it is not the dream. That will come later;

well, it’s “normal” to be good at writing or “normal” to be

in the meantime, nothing is wasted and here is why.

good with animals. All of this leads me to feel quite strongly that since passion wavers and wanes, and is often misleading, and ability is relatively constant, and both are needed to make a good career, it makes much more sense to spend the bulk of your energy figuring out what you do best. Once you have that shortlist, figure out which of these areas you can see yourself developing a real passion for, based on substance, not wild ambition, imagination or the projections of a good tv show. Regarding the prevailing coronavirus-fuelled economic

"YOUR VOCATION OR CALLING IS ESSENTIALLY THE INTERSECTION OF YOUR PASSION AND YOUR ABILITY. WHERE MOST PEOPLE STRUGGLE IS THAT WE PRIORITIZE PASSION OVER ABILITY."

trouble, in my estimation, it is always more useful to look at a career as a journey. The current economic climate is

Through research, it is becoming apparent that there are

just one of many setbacks you will likely face in pursuit or

limitations to specialization and real advantages to having

in the practice of your vocation. When we view it through that lense, there are some things you can do to mitigate the attendant difficulties of economic uncertainty, but there is

varied interests, experience, and ability. Some of the most influential and successful people in the world have been polymaths, those blessed with the ability to excel in

no full-proof plan. The first thing is to manage your expectations. Like any good journey, building a career sometimes means taking the long

three or more diverse areas; business people that are also engineers and artists; doctors that are former athletes and writers. If you are wondering how to differentiate yourself

way. With increasing requirements for graduate schooling,

in a job market saturated with bachelor’s and graduate

many people now find themselves having to wait until their

degrees, gaining broad experience and a diverse, deep

late 20s or early 30s before they are in the job they wish to

skillset is a great way to set yourself apart. We cannot all be

be in. This is OK. It is also OK to work at a job you do not

polymaths on the level of Leonardo Da Vinci or Steve Jobs,

love for many years in order to pay the bills while you figure

but varied skill is certainly within your reach. Individuals

out what you do want and what God has gifted you to do.

who can push out the boundaries of their chosen fields are

There is honour in work itself, quite aside from calling. Do

often individuals whose rich experience has taught them

whatever work you are given as if unto the Lord.

not to see boundaries in the first place. So those difficult

The second thing is to be open. The economic reality is

days slogging it at an uninspiring nine-to-five job? They will

what it is, and even though God can work outside of this

almost invariably give you an edge further down the line.

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All that is left is to say that careers are important, and our

"INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN PUSH OUT THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR CHOSEN FIELDS ARE OFTEN INDIVIDUALS WHOSE RICH EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT THEM NOT TO SEE BOUNDARIES IN THE FIRST PLACE."

vocations are a primary way that God calls us to be salt and light in this world. That truth should be encouraging. However, our careers not the only way to serve God. Should you find yourself facing a time of vocational frustration, honour God anyway in how you perform your duties, and remember that there are a hundred other ways in which we can be the hands and feet of God. By all means, plan out your career, but expect some detours, and maybe even plan those in as well. While I hope the ideas above help you on your way, your career journey is a deeply personal one. So seek to follow your heart while simultaneously seeking Him first, and everything else will be made clear to you. God will not fail to lead you — the very hairs of your head are numbered. – Written by David Duncan

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ACADIA DIVINITY COLLEGE Acadia Divinity College (ADC) is dedicated to equipping you with high-quality theological education and practical faith skills necessary for ministry in today’s world. WHO WE ARE ADC is on the campus of one of Canada’s oldest and most respected universities, Acadia University. With full-time and parttime degree, diploma, and certificate programs, students are challenged to ask questions, explore their faith, and cultivate their calling in person and online. This happens through intellectual instruction, meaningful spiritual formation, and practical ministry experience. OUR COMMUNITY ADC is both local and global with a student body of 200 students from 15 countries, who represent 20 denominations. The vast network of alumni and partners of ADC creates opportunities for students to study, research, and learn around the world.

Equipping Christians to Serve Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Affiliation: Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada WOLFVILLE, NS 1-866-875-8975 adcadmissions@acadiau.ca acadiadiv.ca

Est. 1968

$940 200 12

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OUR FACULTY Having served in various ministry roles, our professors bring their real-world ministry experience to preparing you for your calling. ADC facilitates Christian formation, nurtures relational community, and emphasizes the exploration of identity, self-understanding, and personal growth. You will leave ADC prepared to serve effectively wherever God has called you! To learn more about ADC, email adcadmissions@acadiau.ca. FEATURED PROGRAMS Bachelor of Theology Master of Divinity Master of Arts (Theology)

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CRANDALL UNIVERSITY Atlantic Canada’s leading Christian liberal arts university, offering programs in Arts, Business, Science, Education and more! WHY CRANDALL? With over 70 years providing education that integrates faith and learning, Crandall University offers a welcoming atmosphere, as well as a commitment to students, academic excellence, and the Christian faith. Crandall’s exceptional faculty, favourable studentto-professor ratio, and renowned academic programs make it a campus students are proud to call home. CAREER EXPECTATIONS We are proud to have alumni in a wide variety of professions across Canada and beyond. From teachers, to pastors, to doctors, lawyers, marketing moguls, research analysts and non-profit thinkers, our grads are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers (and further education) in a variety of areas.

Transforming Lives Through Quality Christian Education Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Baptist MONCTON, NB 1-888-968-6228 admissions@crandallu.ca crandallu.ca

Est. 1949

$9200 800 19

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Whether you’re looking to study Psychology, Biology, or Business Administration, study teaching in our Education program, or pursue our dual degree Bachelor of Theology, you can find the right fit for you at Crandall. Our ClayStone gap year program even lets you earn credits while pursuing outdoor adventure and cross-cultural ministry experiences. FEATURED PROGRAMS Kinesiology Communication Arts: Theatre ClayStone Certificate

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EMMANUEL BIBLE COLLEGE

Developing Christian Leaders Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.

Your Gifts, Your Growth, His Glory Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's Affiliation: Evangelical Christian KITCHENER, ON 1-519-894-8900 X224 admissions@emmanuelbiblecollege.ca emmanuelbiblecollege.ca

Taking classroom courses out of the box and down the road to where you are. Interactive, online courses can be taken:

Est. 1940

$11,392 80 14

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Certificate • Diploma • Degree • Continuing Education

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Rocky Mountain College

HERITAGE COLLEGE & SEMINARY There's no better investment than to strengthen your knowledge of God’s Word! PROGRAM OPTIONS Heritage offers Bachelor Degrees in Theology, Religious Education, and Music with optional specializations in Intercultural Studies, Children, Youth or Family Ministries. Or, consider one year of biblical education in one of our popular certificate programs to become better grounded in your faith before heading off to University! VIBRANT COMMUNITY LIFE The community life at Heritage includes Chapel services, local outreach, sports and weekly activities. Classrooms are interactive and the professors, who possess years of ministry experience, are easily accessible to the students. Living in residence gives further opportunity to develop meaningful friendships and do life alongside a close-knit community of believers.

Pursuing God with Passion & Excellence Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Fellowship Baptist CAMBRIDGE, ON 1-800-465-1961 admissions@heritagecs.edu DiscoverHeritage.ca

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE Heritage wants students to get hands on ministry experience outside of the classroom! Our internship program gives students the opportunity to serve in local ministries, as well as serve abroad with mission organizations.  Some programs, such as the SERVE experience, include a 4-week mission trip at the end of the school year. 

Est. 1993

$11,880 350 30

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STUDENT POPULATION STUDENT TESTIMONY “Heritage has provided me with crucial tools for life and ministry, and my professors have consistently modelled Christhonouring faith and servant-leadership.”

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REDEEMER UNIVERSITY

A Degree You Can Believe In

Est. 1982 Degrees: Bachelor's Affiliation: Nondenominational

Earn a degree you can believe in — 39 majors taught from a fully integrated Christian worldview.

$9800 896 24

HAMILTON, ON A VIBRANT FAITH COMMUNITY Campus life is nourished by dorm devotions, chapel, worship, Bible studies and more. Faculty provide academic and spiritual mentorship inside and outside the classroom and the communal living experience gives students a group of dorm mates who care and invest in each other and their faith journeys.

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WE LOVE OUR CITY! Redeemer is located in the Greater Hamilton Area, one of Canada’s largest and most vibrant communities. Hamilton features diverse neighbourhoods, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, festivals, hiking trails and sports teams. Get involved in the city by volunteering with various Christian organizations or plugging in to a local church.

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FEATURED PROGRAMS Clinical Psychology, Business Management, Urban and Intercultural Ministry, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences - Pre-Medicine

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Students can always find an outlet for their talents and passions. Some perform in the concert choir or get involved in varsity or intramural sports, while others lead through student government, join one of many clubs or write for the student newspaper. There’s something for everyone! EXPERIENCE-ENHANCED LEARNING Redeemer’s Centre for Experiential Learning and Careers (CELC) provides students with career advice and a variety of opportunities such as co-operative education, internships, practicums, and off-campus study programs that connect your sense of calling with a career, getting you ready for work the day you graduate. CAREER EXPECTATIONS Every student takes Redeemer’s Core curriculum, giving students a broad, cross-functional set of knowledge and skills. This will prepare you for a rapidly changing world and workforce, ready for a variety of careers, callings and future studies. Versatility means you’re ready for that first job and beyond.

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TYNDALE UNIVERSITY

Redefining Community & Learning

Est. 1894 Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's Affiliation: Nondenominational

Tyndale inspires students to explore academic pursuits and passionately live out their faith in the world.

TORONTO, ON

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WHY TYNDALE? At Tyndale University, you'll explore ways to generate change in the world. You'll challenge yourself to think differently and find ways to shape your surroundings. With small class sizes and opportunities to connect, you won't just be a number. Our professors teach with excellence and become valued mentors.

$15,540 1500 22 AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

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STUDENT TESTIMONY “I really enjoyed the community at Tyndale. I got to know my professors and engaged with students from different denominations and worldviews."

CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY Whether in-person or online, Tyndale is well-equipped to connect you with faculty and students using the latest technology for quality learning. As a leader in online education, Tyndale ensures you don’t miss out on opportunities to learn, pray, and grow throughout your university experience.

— Roderick Cohen (BA 2015), children and youth pastor

CAREER EXPECTATIONS Gaining a degree from an accredited university creates many opportunities upon graduation. Join a global community of alumni living out their faith dynamically in their graduate studies and careers. Tyndale alumni can be found in virtually every profession serving around the world. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Choose from a wide range of majors and courses including Music, Health and Human Services, Psychology, Business Administration, Biblical Studies and Theology, International Development, and more! NEXT STEPS Applying to Tyndale is quick, easy, and open year-round. Visit www.tyndale.ca to schedule a campus visit, take a virtual tour, and start your application.

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MCMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE Our mission is to develop effective evangelical Christian leaders for the Church, academy, and society.

WHY MCMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE? Our courses are designed to train students to know the Word of God, be transformed in Christ’s image, and do the work of ministry. Our affordable tuition rates and available scholarships enable students to leave us without the burden of debt, equipped to serve in their chosen ministry. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Our Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees are flexible—choose the courses that most benefit your ministry and study from anywhere with our hybrid format. Our Certificate in Christian Studies can be completed in just one year! We also offer doctoral degrees in Christian Theology and Practical Theology.

Knowing…Being…Doing… Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Master's, Doctoral Affiliation: Evangelical HAMILTON, ON 905-525-9140 X24402 divadmit@mcmaster.ca mcmasterdivinity.ca

Est. 1887

$657 225 14

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JOIN US AT AN ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION We invite you to visit our website for more information on our programs, register for an online information session, or request more information! Questions? Email us at divadmit@mcmaster.ca or call us at 905.525.9140 x24402. We would love to chat with you! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @McMasterDiv

STUDENT POPULATION FEATURED PROGRAMS Master of Divinity Master of Theological Studies Graduate Certificate of Christian Studies

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

WYCLIFFE COLLEGE World-class faculty and Christ-centred community unite vibrant faith and rigorous academics. WHY WYCLIFFE? Wycliffe College could lead you to: Be shaped by Scripture Draw closer to God Find your calling Lead with conviction Share the Good News with a world that’s hungry for it. Be an instrument of change. WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE Situated at the heart of Canada’s largest university, Wycliffe offers access to the biggest research library system in the country. Athletic facilities, restaurants, parks, museums, and other cultural institutions are all located within easy walking distance.

Verbum Domini Manet. ‘The Word of the Lord endures.’ Degrees: Certificate, Master's, Doctoral Affiliation: Evangelical Anglican TORONTO, ON 416-946-3535 admissions@wycliffe.utoronto.ca wycliffecollege.ca

CHRIST-CENTERED COMMUNITY Whether sharing laughter in the hallways, shouting over sports games in the common room, catching up over family-style meals, attending twice daily chapel or having fellow residents drop by during a study break, the built-in community at Wycliffe offers the feeling of family. Despite the pandemic, we have found new ways to maintain our close community. Join us!

Est. 1877

$602 270 15

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FEATURED PROGRAMS 7-Course Certificate in Theological Studies 1-year Master of Arts in Theological Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies

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2021 CONVERGE MEDIA SPREAD In a year when the world became more dependent on media than ever before, our media choices have become more important than ever. What we feed our hearts and minds with matters. With that in mind, here are our picks for the 2021 media spread. We hope that this content blesses your life, edifies your spirit, and brings you closer to the Lord.

M U S I C F I L M B O O K S Y O U T U B E

Album artwork for "Narrow Gate" by Ecclesia

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MUSIC ECCLESIA At the forefront of today's Christian pop scene is Ecclesia, or at least they should be at the front because they are by far the most original. A creative collective headed by Andrew Padilla, Ecclesia pushes the boundaries of creativity through music, fashion, photography and videography. Their first full album, Wake Up, was released in 2019, and we anticipate a lot more great music coming from this group in the future.

SXXNT. The Christian lo-fi scene has been absolutely blowing up over the past couple of years. Leading this new musical worship movement is a man named Stephen Bradley. Founder of The Amen Collective, Bradley produces great

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remixes and chill instrumentals under the pseudonym

Christian rock is a challenging genre to master; it’s

sxxnt. (saint). Though he has yet to release a full-length

difficult to channel the necessary edge and raw emotion

album, his influence is quickly expanding, and we expect

while still maintaining a tender and open heart before

big things to come.

the Lord. But Gable Price and Friends are doing just that. Their songs are introspective without becoming self-

SARAH NATHALIE Along with Bradley, there's another great voice in the lo-fi

focused, and humble without being self-deprecating. Oh, and they rock, too!

scene on the rise. Sarah Nathalie is a Dominican-American singer-songwriter with a hip-hop, lo-fi fusion sound and passionate faith. Her distinctive voice is emotional and soothing, and she combines it with dynamic instrumentals to create a unique listening experience. Her recent album, For His Kingdom, is available on all streaming services.

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FILM

THE WAY OF THE WIND The last ten years of Malick’s career have been leading up to this point: creating a portrait of Jesus. Previously under

SOUL

the working title of The Last Planet, the film was set to be released late in 2020 but may have been pushed back because of COVID. The plot consists of the life of Jesus told through several of his parables. Viewers can look forward to more of Malick’s evocative and beautiful cinematography.

Produced by Disney/Pixar and directed by Pete Doctor (director of Monster’s Inc., Inside Out and Up), Soul continues in their vein of thoughtful and sweet, humancentred stories. This time the creative minds at Disney went with a more existential theme. A grade school

TENET

teacher who’s true passion is jazz has his soul separated

Another mind-bending Nolan fare with fascinating visual

from his body in a tragic accident. He must then traverse

storytelling, Tenet is hard to follow at times but fun and

the spiritual realm in order to be reunited with his body

exhilarating with engrossing VFX. Time is a common theme

before it dies. Soul is set to be released on Disney+ on

in Nolan’s movies, and in his latest film, it is the central

Christmas Day.

concept of the story. A mysterious plot unfolds around objects that are in reverse entropy (ageing backwards instead of forwards). An American spy referred to only as "The Protagonist" goes on a globe-trotting mission to get a lesson in physics and stop a potential catastrophe.

THE SOCIAL DILEMMA Jeff Orlowski’s documentary cuts a clear path through the debate about the harmful effects of social media. Orlowski interviews influential tech company figures who regret that many of the apps, features and business strategies they helped create are having adverse effects on society. These interviews form a compelling narrative structure about the way social media has not only negatively affected our way of life but is undermining foundational pillars like democracy. The film is a call to action to re-shape and re-design our technologies with society's good at their core.

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BOOKS TILL WE HAVE FACES

SOPHIE’S WORLD

Till We Have Faces has been overshadowed by Lewis’ other

Jostein Gaardner’s celebrated novel tells the story of a young

novels, but it deserves more attention. This retelling of

Norwegian girl named Sophie who receives mysterious letters

the Cupid and Psyche myth, set in the fictional kingdom

in her mailbox, teaching her about philosophy. Gaardner

of Glome, is a fascinating look into human reasoning and

packs in an overview of the entire history of human thought

the role of the divine in society. The book is told from the

(from Pre-Socratics to Modernity) into an engaging, thought-

first-person perspective of Orual, the Queen of Glome.

provoking story. This book shows how our present age is more

The first part is an accusation against the gods, while in the

connected to the past than we think. If philosophy feels like

second, the Queen undergoes a “conversion” and comes to

a dry subject to you, give Sophie’s World a chance. It might

understand their benevolent nature.

change your mind.

LOVE SECRETS

THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM

Singer-songwriter John Mark Pantana takes a break from music and exercises his writing chops. Love Secrets is a book

Harvard Business professor Shoshana Zuboff’s hefty book

based on his 2019 album of the same name, and each chapter

discusses “surveillance capitalism” — the idea that powerful

is based on a song from the album. The themes of the songs

tech companies like Facebook and Amazon monitor,

and chapters encapsulate the name of their title work, “Love

manipulate and control individual consumer habits in

Secrets" — they are meditations on how to draw close to

increasingly invasive ways. She argues this has come about

God and receive his love in a fresh, new way. Each chapter

with little resistance from people or governments and that

ends with some prompts for prayer, a space to write down

it is not too late to do something about it. Zuboff’s work is

reflections, and the lyrics to the song, which can be listened to

thoughtful and balanced; she advocates for reforming the

on all streaming platforms.

modern enterprise into a more transparent and humancentred marketplace.

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YOUTUBE SMARTER EVERY DAY (SCIENCE) Destin Sandlin is the man, and Smarter Every Day is the channel. As a rocket engineer, Destin brings technical experience and rigour to his work. As a person, he brings

SECRET BASE (SPORTS)

genuine wonder, curiosity, and joy to often ridiculous and fun experiments. Some classics include “Firing an AK-47

Formerly known as SB Nation, Secret Base is the best

Underwater” and “How hard can you hit a golf ball?”

channel for alternative sports talk. Far from most sports

(hint: very hard). Head on over to the channel and get

talk shows' cacophonous reactionism, SB focuses on

smarter every day. He even includes a bible verse at the

creating in-depth, narrative-driven content. They have

end of every video.

series like “Rewind," where they examine the context around an iconic sports moment, or “Collapse," where

THE HILL: RISING (POLITICS)

they investigate how once-great teams fell into obscurity. No matter what aspect of sports you find interesting, Secret

If you’re sick of the hyper-partisan, asinine political

Base has content that will grab your attention and keep it.

climate, Rising is your antidote. Hosted by Krystal Ball, a center-left commentator, and Saagar Enjeti, center-right,

NEVER TOO SMALL (ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR DESIGN)

Rising takes on all the day's biggest political stories. It is refreshing to hear political disagreement without the vitriol and name-calling. Though they occupy different sides of the spectrum, Krystal and Saagar reach a consensus more

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often than not.


ACADEMIC FREEDOM Examining the philosophical benefits of the Christian Clasroom

By Graham Nickel

W

hen I first began teaching, I sought out a

ideas of all sorts. Far from being the zone of indoctrination,

friend who had already taught for a few years in a

it is often depicted as in popular media, a Christian school

Christian high school. I knew that it paid a little bit less and

can provide a firm philosophical foundation on which a

that it also offered a chance to be open about my faith, but

lively forum for discussion, conversation and debate can

the key question I had was about what I called academic

be built. Since a Christian school's basic assumptions are

freedom. “How heavy-handed are your Christian school

stated openly in its confession of faith, both students and

administrators when it comes to allowing a variety of ideas

teachers can approach even the deepest and most profound

to be explored in the classroom?�

topics without hesitation. Many high school students are

Though my experience at a Christian college had been excellent preparation for the large Canadian university I graduated from, the stereotype of the closed-minded

keen to explore the depths of their ideas about life, the universe, and everything. An academic environment that is theologically based can entertain all of their questions.

Christian classroom still lingered in the back of my mind.

By comparison, my own upper-level philosophy course at a

My friend (and now colleague) assured me that he felt

secular university was substantially less free. In seminars

a great deal of support to examine various worldviews,

there, it was often clear that a particular class discussion

philosophies and religions within the Christian framework,

about ethical issues would soon unearth the foundational

and I came to discover for myself that much of what I had

principles on which the two sides were based. More often

feared was an illusion.

than not, those principles were grounded in some kind

One of the best-kept secrets in education is that the Christian high school classroom is ideal for interrogating

of religious assumption. The professor, sensing this too, but committed to maintaining an officially non-religious atmosphere in the course, would inevitably step in and

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close down the discussion lest it got too heated and he be

minds, the conversation eventually turned to the question

accused of allowing someone to proselytize on his watch.

of abortion and whether it was an acceptable topic on

This happened so often that another Christian and I in

which to vote. In a Christian educational environment

the class began to speak of the familiar moment where he

where the class's official position is grounded in the

would step in — whenever we started “knocking on the

school's confession of faith, I felt empowered to moderate

basement door.” Everyone in the class knew that the only

a passionate discussion that was critical of both sides of

way to really grapple with the debated question was to go

the debate. Paradoxically, having such a conversation

down to the “basement” of the argument to look at the

within a framework of belief can allow students on both

foundation on which it was built. Our professor, however,

sides of the discussion a substantial measure of freedom

kept that door firmly shut throughout the semester.

since they can all appeal directly to the assumptions that underpin their perspectives.

By contrast, in my own classroom, that basement entrance is always wide open. Since there is no presumption of

"SINCE THERE IS NO

irreligious neutrality, the discussions that happen in my

PRESUMPTION OF IRRELIGIOUS

class can go all the way to the roots of the issue at hand. Of course, even in a Christian school, not everyone shares

NEUTRALITY, THE DISCUSSIONS

identical foundations for their arguments, but having an opportunity to compare and contrast those assumptions

THAT HAPPEN IN MY CLASS

freely can be especially clarifying for students. So

CAN GO ALL THE WAY TO THE

often, surface-level disagreements that seem to go in interminable circles can be illuminated in an environment where all of the cards are on the table

ROOTS OF THE ISSUE AT HAND."

For example, a question of human rights may come up in a

As a teacher and moderator, I can often see that students

discussion about a historical event or a piece of literature.

are having a disguised version of an essentially moral

Many students may have clear ideas about what constitutes

(and often theological) debate. In such a situation in my

a proper evaluation of that incident or story, and they will

university seminar, our professor would have had little

argue vociferously with classmates who disagree. As often

recourse other than quieting everyone down and moving

happens, a dynamic classroom discussion soon becomes

on to another less-contentious topic. However, in a

a debate with others joining in and taking sides. Before

Christian classroom, a moment like this presents an ideal

anyone has solved anything, it suddenly veers into a

opportunity to embrace all that momentum and precious

passionate argument in which each side accuses the other

student engagement. I can help them unpack at the deepest

of holding an immoral or naive perspective.

level, exactly how the concept of universal human rights is owed to the Christian idea. We are all created beings,

In a class that followed the recent U.S. election, I asked

and even the least “valuable” person is accorded the status

students if they thought it was acceptable to vote their

of an image-bearer of God. Not everyone in the class has

conscience even if that meant the possibility of imposing

to agree, but the experience of collectively going “to the

moral attitudes on others. Since the appointment of a

basement” of a discussion like that can help anyone in the

pro-life Supreme Court justice was fresh in everyone's

class determine not only what they think but also why.

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"THE CHURCH AND THE

As our world seems to become ever more politicized and polarized, Christians will continue to be confronted with

HOME ARE THE CRUCIAL

new challenges as to how we can minister in the midst of a society in which we will never be entirely comfortable.

INSTITUTIONS GOD HAS

The church and the home are the crucial institutions God

ORDAINED FOR TRAINING UP

has ordained for training up children, but the Christian school also has a unique role in preparing young

CHILDREN, BUT THE CHRISTIAN

minds to take their place in the world. By developing

SCHOOL ALSO HAS A UNIQUE

a welcoming and challenging environment where all students are encouraged to ask the more profound

ROLE IN PREPARING YOUNG

questions about their faith, Christian school teachers can create class atmospheres that model the richest kind of

MINDS TO TAKE THEIR PLACE IN

academic freedom.

THE WORLD."

Graham currently teaches English at M.E.I. Secondary School in Abbotsford, B.C.

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CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL INDEX

CENTRAL ALBERTA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

DURHAM CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

LACOMBE, AB

BOWMANVILLE, ON

403-782-4535 cachs.ca

905-623-5940 dchs.com

ABBOTSFORD CHRISTIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

BULKLEY VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CHATHAM CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

ÉCOLE MATHIEU DE GRAVELBOURG

ABBOTSFORD, BC

SMITHERS, BC

CHATHAM, ON

GRAVELBOURG, SK

604-755-1891 abbotsfordchristian.com

250-847-4238 bvcs.ca

519-352-4980 chathamchristian.ca

306-648-3105 MATHIEU-DE-GRAVELBOURG.ECOLEFRANCOPHONE.COM

B.C. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

CALGARY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN LIFE SCHOOL

EDEN HIGH SCHOOL

PORT COQUITLAM, BC

CALGARY, AB

FORT ST. JOHN, BC

ST. CATHARINES, ON

604-941-8426 bcchristianacademy.ca

403-242-2896 calgarychristianschool.com

250-785-1437 christianlifeschool.ca

905-646-9884 eden.dsbn.org

BEACON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

CALVIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

COLCHESTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

EDMONTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

ST. CATHARINES, ON

WINNIPEG, MB

TRURO, NS

EDMONTON, AB

905-937-7411 beaconchristian.org

204-222-7910 calvinchristian.mb.ca

902-895-6520 colchesterchristianacademy.ca

780-408-7945 edmchristian.org

BEARSPAW CHRISTIAN S CHOOL & COLLEGE

CALVIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CREDO CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CALGARY, AB

COALHURST, AB

LANGLEY, BC

MONTREAL, QC

403-295-2566 bearspawschool.com

403-381-3030 ccschool.ca

604-530-5396 credochs.org

514-696-6430 emmanuelcs.com

BRAMPTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CAMPBELL RIVER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

DEVON PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

FOUNTAINVIEW ACADEMY

CALEDON, ON

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC

FREDERICTON, NB

LILLOOET, BC

905-843-3771 bramptoncs.org

250-287-4266 crcs.bc.ca

506-458-9379 dpcs.ca

250-256-5400 fountainview.ca

BRANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CEDARS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

DISCOVERY SCHOOL

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

BRANT, AB

PRINCE GEORGE, BC

VICTORIA, BC

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE

403-684-3752 brantchristianschool.ca

250-564-0707 cedars.bc.ca

250-595-7765 discoveryschool.ca

902-628-1668 gracechristianschool.ca

BRIERCREST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

CENTENNIAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

DUNCAN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

CARONPORT, SK

TERRACE, BC

DUNCAN, BC

BEAMSVILLE, ON

306-756-3303 briercrest.ca

250-635-6173 centennialchristian.ca

250-746-3654 x2 duncanchristianschool.ca

905-563-5374 glcc.on.ca

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HALIFAX CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

JOHN KNOX CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

KOINONIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

LUTHERAN COLLEGIATE BIBLE INSTITUTE

HALIFAX, NS

BRAMPTON, ON

DIDSBURY, AB

OUTLOOK, SK

902-475-1441 halifaxchristianacademy.ca

905-451-3236 johnknoxbc.org

403-335-9587 koinoniaschools.com

306-867-8971 lcbi.sk.ca

HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

KAMLOOPS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

LANGLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

MAPLE RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

ANCASTER, ON

KAMLOOPS, BC

LANGLEY, BC

MAPLE RIDGE, BC

905-648-6655 hdch.org

250-376-6900 x2 kamcs.org

604-533-0839 langleychristian.com

604-465-4442 mrcs.ca

HARVEST CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

KELOWNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

REGINA, SK

KELOWNA, BC

SASKATOON, SK

WINDSOR, ON

306-569-1935 harvestcity.ca

250-861-3238 kcschool.ca

306-242-5086 legacychristianacademy.ca

519-966-7424 maranathachristian.ca

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

KING’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGIATE

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

MASTER’S ACADEMY & COLLEGE

BARRIE, ON

OAKVILLE, ON

VICTORIA, BC

CALGARY, AB

705-733-0112 heritagechristian.net

905-257-5464 kingschristian.net

250-474-5311 x0 lighthousechristianacademy.com

403-242-7034 masters.ab.ca

HIGHROAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

KING’S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

MENNONITE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE

CHILLIWACK, BC

SALMON ARM, BC

SYLVAN LAKE, AB

ABBOTSFORD, BC

604-792-4680 highroadacademy.com

250-832-5200 kingschristianschool.com

403-887-2166 lighthousechristianacademy.ca

604-859-3700 meisoc.com

HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

THE KING’S SCHOOL

LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CHAMPION, AB

LANGLEY, BC

WINNIPEG, MB

DAWSON CREEK, BC

403-897-3019 hopechristianschool.ca

604-888-0969 tkc.com

204-989-6730 lindenchristian.org

250-782-9528 mcsed.ca

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

THE KING’S SCHOOL

LONDON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

OLDS MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

LETHBRIDGE, AB

WINNIPEG, MB

LONDON, ON

OLDS, AB

403-328-4783 immanuelchristian.org

204-989-6581 thekingsschool.ca

519-455-4360 ldcss.on.ca

403-556-1551 omvcs.ca

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

KINGSWAY COLLEGE

LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

PACIFIC ACADEMY

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE

OSHAWA, ON

REGINA, SK

SURREY, BC

902-628-6465 immanuelchristianschool.ca

905-433-1144 kingswaycollege.on.ca

306-791-9150 luthercollege.edu

604-581-5353 pacificacademy.net

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PACIFIC CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

REDEEMER CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

STEINBACH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

VERNON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

VICTORIA, BC

NEPEAN, ON

STEINBACH, MB

VERNON, BC

250-479-4532 x110 pacificchristian.ca

613-723-9262 rchs.on.ca

204-326-3537 schs.ca

250-545-7345 x9 vcs.ca

PENTICTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

REGENT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

STRATHCONA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

WEST COAST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

PENTICTON, BC

SURREY, BC

SHERWOOD PARK, AB

VANCOUVER, BC

250-493-5233 pentictonchristianschool.com

604-599-8171 regent.bc.ca

780-464-7127 scasecondary.ca

604-255-2990 westcoastchristianschool.ca

PEOPLES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

RICHMOND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

SURREY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

WESTGATE MENNONITE COLLEGIATE

MARKHAM, ON

RICHMOND, BC

SURREY, BC

WINNIPEG, MB

416-733-2010 peopleschristianacademy.ca

604-274-1122 richmondchristian.ca

604-581-1033 surreychristian.com

204-775-7111 westgatemennonite.ca

PRAIRIE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE

THUNDER BAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

WESTPARK SCHOOL

THREE HILLS, AB

ROSTHERN, SK

THUNDER BAY, ON

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB

403-443-3026 pca3hills.ca

306-232-4222 rjc.sk.ca

807-939-1209 tbaychristianschool.ca

204-857-3726 westparkschool.com

QUEEN CITY COLLEGIATE

ROTHESAY NETHERWOOD SCHOOL

TORONTO DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

WESTSIDE ACADEMY

REGINA, SK

ROTHESAY, NB

WOODBRIDGE, ON

PRINCE GEORGE, BC

306-781-7055 canadaqcc.org

506-847-8224 rns.cc

905-851-1772 tdchristian.ca

250-964-9600 westsideacademy.ca

QUINTE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

SCRIVEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

UNITY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

WHITE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

BELLEVILLE, ON

PORT HOPE, ON

BARRIE, ON

SURREY, BC

613-968-7870 qchs.ca

905-885-2900 porthopefpc.org

705-792-6915 unitychristianhigh.ca

604-531-9186 wrca.bc.ca

RED DEER KOINONIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

SMITHVILLE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

WHITEFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

RED DEER, AB

SMITHVILLE, ON

CHILLIWACK, BC

SCARBOROUGH, ON

403-346-1818 koinonia.ca

905-957-3255 smithvillechristian.ca

604-794-7797 unitychristian.ca

416-297-1212 whitefieldacademy.com

RED RIVER VALLEY JUNIOR ACADEMY

ST. ANDREW’S REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

VANCOUVER COLLEGE

WOODLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

WINNIPEG, MB

VICTORIA, BC

VANCOUVER, BC

BRESLAU, ON

204-667-2383 rrvja.ca

250-479-1414 standrewshigh.ca

604-261-4285 vc.bc.ca

519-648-2114 woodland.on.ca

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ANATOMY of a COLLEGE SPORTS LOGO

C Converge

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Sports bring us together, and college sports especially. The unity of school spirit and the euphoria of victory are feelings that can stay with us a lifetime. But what makes a great college sports logo? There are a few (sometimes overused) elements that permeate the majority of varsity sports. If you were to compile all of these elements into one logo, you would have something that looks like the

SERIF LETTER

following:

The foundation of every college sports logo is a big, fat, serif letter. We're not talking about those weak letters like “J” or “I" We’re talking about precise, strong forms like “Cs," "Ts," and “As." The letter could be the first letter of the name of your college or city or team name. Whatever it is, it will serve as the basis for the rest of your identity.

ANIMAL MASCOT The next important element in a college logo is the school mascot leaping through or connected to the giant letter. The more fierce and dynamic the mascot looks, the better.

BRIGHT COLOURS

It makes no difference if the animal is terrifying in real life — people will cheer for an angry looking pigeon all day long

Sports brands rely on colour, specifically, bold colours, and

if it’s done right!

there is usually more than one colour, so the contrast between them is important. The most used colour combination in all of sport is the classic blue and red, but there are also timeless combinations like Red and Black, Blue and Orange, or Green and Yellow. These logo colours are the unchangeable common denominator of the varsity brand (unless you’re the

TEAM NAME

Vancouver Canucks, in which case, you change your colours

Because you are a college sports team and not the New

every 10-15 years.)

York Yankees, nobody will be able to recognize your school's logo if they see it randomly in the street or on the internet. Nobody knows who you are, so you need to show them. This can be done easily by simply putting your team name right underneath the logomark. Give it

An awesome logo is something that can bring unity,

an effective design treatment, and voila!

excitement and a sense of pride to your university or college experience.So whether you are a player or a fan, wear it loudly, wear it proudly. Go, team!

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SCHOOL INDEX

COLLEGE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL SEMINARY DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL

A ACADIA DIVINITY COLLEGE

AUGUSTINE COLLEGE

CATHOLIC PACIFIC COLLEGE

CANADIAN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY

WOLFVILLE, NS

OTTAWA, ON

LANGLEY, BC

WINNIPEG, MB

902-585-2210 acadiadiv.ca

613-237-9870 augustinecollege.org

604-888-7727 catholicpacific.ca

204-487-3300 cmu.ca

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

ACTS SEMINARIES

CANADA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

CANADIAN REFORMED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

LANGLEY, BC

TORONTO, ON

HAMILTON, ON

604-513-2044 actsseminaries.com

416-391-5000 canadachristiancollege.com

905-575-3688 canadianreformedseminary.ca

COLLEGE

SEMINARY

SEMINARY

B

ALBERTA BIBLE COLLEGE

BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

CANADA INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS

CANADIAN SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARY & COLLEGE

CALGARY, AB

WINNIPEG, MB

LANGLEY, BC

COCHRANE, AB

403-282-2994 abccampus.ca

204-947-6701 boothuc.ca

1-800-513-2129 canil.ca

403-932-6622 csbs.edu

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY & SEMINARY

BRIERCREST COLLEGE AND SEMINARY

CANADIAN BAPTIST SEMINARY

CAPERNWRAY HARBOUR BIBLE CENTRE

CALGARY, AB

CARONPORT, SK

LANGLEY, BC

THETIS ISLAND, BC

1-800-461-1222 ambrose.edu

1-800-667-5199 briercrest.ca

604-513-2015 canadianbaptistseminary.com

250-246-9440 capernwray.ca

SEMINARY

DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL

ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

CANADIAN LUTHERAN BIBLE INSTITUTE

CAREY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

HALIFAX, NS

CAMROSE, AB

VANCOUVER, BC

902-423-6939 astheology.ns.ca

780-672-4454 clbi.edu

604-224-4308 carey-edu.ca

DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL

SEMINARY

UNIVERSITY

SEMINARY

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

C

SEMINARY

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SEMINARY

SEMINARY

SEMINARY


CLEARWATER COLLEGE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES

CRANDALL UNIVERSITY

FAITH ALIVE BIBLE COLLEGE

HORIZON COLLEGE & SEMINARY

CAROLINE, AB

MONCTON, NB

SASKATOON, SK

SASKATOON, SK

403-722-2225 clearwatercollege.com

506-858-8970 crandallu.ca

306-652-2230 fabc.ca

306-374-6655 horizon.edu

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE

COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF EMMANUEL & ST. CHAD

FACULTÉ DE THÉOLOGIE RÉFORMÉE

SASKATOON, SK

MONTRÉAL, QC

306-975-3753 usask.ca/stu/emmanuel

514-831-3138 farel.net

COLLEGE

E

COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE

ÉCOLE DE THÉOLOGIE ÉVANGÉLIQUE DU QUÉBEC

INSTITUT DE THÉOLOGIE POUR LA FRANCOPHONIE

ABBOTSFORD, BC

MONTRÉAL, QC

LONGUEUIL, QC

604-853-3358 columbiabc.edu

514-331-0878 eteq.ca

COLLEGE

SEMINARY

G

450-646-4238 itf-francophonie.com

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SEMINARY

EMMANUEL BIBLE COLLEGE

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY CANADA

INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN STUDIES

EDMONTON, AB

KITCHENER, ON

OAKVILLE, ON

TORONTO, ON

780-474-1468 concordiasem.ab.ca

519-894-8900 (224) emmanuelbiblecollege.ca

1-855-745-7911 globaluniversity.ca

416-979-2331 icscanada.edu

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

COLLEGE

GRADUATE SCHOOL

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

ESTON COLLEGE

ST. CATHARINES, ON

ESTON, SK

905-688-2362 brocku.ca/concordiaseminary

306-962-3621 estoncollege.ca

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

H

K

CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

HERITAGE COLLEGE & SEMINARY

KALÉO

WATERLOO, ON

CAMBRIDGE, ON

CROFTON, BC

519-885-0220 uwaterloo.ca/grebel

1-800-465-1961 DiscoverHeritage.ca

1-800-667-5199 kaleo.ca

I

SEMINARY

SEMINARY

UNIVERSITY

F

CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

FACULTÉ DE THÉOLOGIE ÉVANGÉLIQUE

HOME CHURCH BIBLE COLLEGE

THE KING’S UNIVERSITY

VANCOUVER, BC

MONTRÉAL, QC

RED DEER, AB

EDMONTON, AB

604-822-6862 corpuschristi.ca

514-526-2003 fteacadia.com

403-343-6570 homechurchbiblecollege.com

780-465-3500 kingsu.ca

COLLEGE

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE

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SEMINARY

DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL

SEMINARY


KINGSWOOD UNIVERSITY

MCMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE

NEWMAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

PRAIRIE COLLEGE

SUSSEX, NB

HAMILTON, ON

EDMONTON, AB

THREE HILLS, AB

506-432-4400 kingswood.edu

905-525-9140 x24401 mcmasterdivinity.ca

780-392-2450 newman.edu

403-443-5511 prairie.edu

COLLEGE

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

KNOX COLLEGE

MB BIBLICAL SEMINARY

NIPAWIN BIBLE COLLEGE

THE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

TORONTO, ON

LANGLEY, BC

NIPAWIN, SK

MONTRÉAL, QC

1-416-978-5306 knox.utoronto.ca

1-855-252-3293 mbseminary.ca

1-888-862-5095 nipawin.org

514-288-5256 presbyteriancollege.ca

SEMINARY

COLLEGE

GRADUATE SCHOOL

MILLAR COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE

NORTHWEST BAPTIST SEMINARY

PROFAC ÉCOLE THÉOLOGIQUE

PAMBRUN, SK

LANGLEY, BC

MONTRÉAL, QC

306-582-2033 millarcollege.ca

604-888-7592 nbseminary.ca

819-691-4185 ecoleprofac.com

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LIVING WORD BIBLE COLLEGE

MILLAR COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE - SUNNYBRAE

PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE & THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

SWAN RIVER, MB

TAPPEN, BC

OTTERBURNE, MB

204-734-3836 livingword.mb.ca

250-835-8889 millarcollege.ca

204-433-7488 prov.ca

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LUTHER COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

PACIFIC LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE

REGINA, SK

SURREY, BC

306-585-5333 luthercollege.edu/university

604-597-9082 pacificlife.edu

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NAIITS-INDIGENOUS PATHWAYS

PAROLE DE VIE QUÉBEC

INSTITUT BIBLIQUE DU QUÉBEC

WINNIPEG, MB

SHERBROOKE, QC

LONGUEUIL, QC

1-888-704-3824 naiits.com

819-823-8435 pdvb.org

450-651-4200 ibq.ca

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COLLEGE

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MASTER’S COLLEGE & SEMINARY

NEW BRUNSWICK BIBLE INSTITUTE

PEACE RIVER BIBLE INSTITUTE

QUEEN’S COLLEGE

PETERBOROUGH, ON

VICTORIA CORNER, NB

SEXSMITH, AB

ST. JOHN’S, NL

705-749-0725 mcs.edu

506-375-9000 nbbi.ca

780-568-3962 prbi.edu

709-753-0116 queenscollegenl.ca

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ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

TORONTO BAPTIST SEMINARY & BIBLE COLLEGE

CALGARY, AB

TORONTO, ON

403-531-9130 stmu.ca

416-925-3263 tbs.edu

UNIVERSITY

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REDEEMER UNIVERSITY

ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY

TORONTO SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

VANGUARD COLLEGE

ANCASTER, ON

OTTAWA, ON

TORONTO, ON

EDMONTON, AB

905-648-2131 redeemer.ca

1-800-637-6859 ustpaul.ca

416-978-4039 tst.edu

780-452-0808 vanguardcollege.com

UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY

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COLLEGE

REGENT COLLEGE

ST. STEPHEN’S UNIVERSITY

TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY

VICTORY BIBLE COLLEGES INTERNATIONAL

VANCOUVER, BC

ST. STEPHEN, NB

LANGLEY, BC

CALGARY, AB

1-800-663-8664 regent-college.edu

506-466-1781 ssu.ca

1-888-468-6898 twu.ca

403-286-8337 vbci.org

UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

STEINBACH BIBLE COLLEGE

TYNDALE UNIVERSITY

CALGARY, AB

STEINBACH, MB

TORONTO, ON

403-284-5100 rockymountaincollege.ca

204-326-6451 sbcollege.ca

1-877-TYNDALE tyndale.ca

COLLEGE

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

ROSEBUD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

SUMMIT PACIFIC COLLEGE

WORD OF LIFE BIBLE INSTITUTE

ROSEBUD, AB

ABBOTSFORD, BC

OWEN SOUND, ON

403-677-2350 rosebudschoolofthearts.com

604-851-7222 summitpacific.ca

1-800-461-3503 wolbi.ca

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ST. MARK’S COLLEGE

TAYLOR COLLEGE & SEMINARY

VANCOUVER, BC

EDMONTON, AB

604-882-4463 stmarkscollege.ca

780-431-5200 taylor-edu.ca

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UNIVERSITY OF ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE

WYCLIFFE COLLEGE

TORONTO, ON

TORONTO, ON

416-926-1300 stmikes.utoronto.ca

416-946-3535 wycliffecollege.ca/converge

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The

last word

B y C h a r l e s S p u rg e on (M o r n i n g a n d E v e n i n g D e vo t i ona l )

"And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over." Ruth 2:14

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HENEVER WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO EAT OF

sat at the table of the Lord's love, and said, "Nothing but

the bread which Jesus gives, we are, like Ruth,

the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner

satisfied with the full and sweet meal. When Jesus is the

that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away;" but

host no guest goes empty from the table. Our head is

we have had our sin removed, and found that there was

satisfied with the precious truth which Christ reveals; our

merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast

heart is content with Jesus, as the altogether lovely object of

of sacred love, and found that there was an abundance of

affection; our hope is satisfied, for whom have we in heaven

spiritual meat remaining.

but Jesus? And our desire is satiated, for what can we wish for more than "to know Christ and to be found in him?"

There are certain sweet things in the Word of God which we have not enjoyed yet, and which we are obliged to leave

Jesus fills our conscience till it is at perfect peace; our

for awhile; for we are like the disciples to whom Jesus said,

judgment with persuasion of the certainty of his teachings;

"I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot

our memory with recollections of what he has done, and

bear them now." Yes, there are graces to which we have

our imagination with the prospects of what he is yet to do.

not attained; places of fellowship nearer to Christ which

As Ruth was "satisfied, and she had some left over", so is

we have not reached; and heights of communion which

it with us. We have had deep draughts; we have thought

our feet have not climbed. At every banquet of love there

that we could take in all of Christ; but when we have done

are many baskets of fragments left. Let us magnify the

our best we have had to leave a vast remainder. We have

liberality of our glorious Boaz.

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R E D E E M E R . C A SOME SAY THE university years are the best years of your life. That makes them sound easy — and they’re definitely not. They are the years when faith starts to matter more, and you take your first steps towards your career and who you will become. When you look ahead, you can see adventure and opportunity on one hand — and a broken world on the other. How do those things fit together? The answer begins with the truth, that Jesus is king over all of it. At Redeemer University, you’ll have time to learn and prepare but also to experiment and explore. It’s where your faith and future come together so you’re ready for the road ahead. Down that road, you might look back and say that these were the best years of your life. And you’ll remember there were ups and downs, but that going there was the best thing you did to get ready.

READY FOR WHAT? ANYTHING.

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