【Gen Z at 30,000 Feet】: An Introduction to Worldview

By Samuel Aragones   2022-04 The next generation (Gen. Z, in this case), even as a millennial-aged pastor (born ’94) in my 8th year of pastoral ministry, can always find a way to make you feel old, irrelevant, and out-of-touch. “You don’t understand the culture!” But in this effort to reach the next generation for the gospel, the one thing I think pastors and youth ministers get wrong is that “culture” is so much more than fashion, language, or even technology (although it plays a significant role in shaping their worldview)—it’s about philosophy! Don’t stop reading! No, philosophy is not just for intellectuals and scholars, philosophy is about how

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【Workplace Testimonial】The Value of a Stay-At-Home Mom

Cheung 2022-04 Before I married, I was a branch manager at CIBC, responsible for serving the company’s most valued customers and helping them to solve their investment and borrowing needs. At that time, many new immigrants from Taiwan and Hong Kong remitted vast amounts of money, promoting the branch’s performance comes out on top. As a result, many Chinese customers were scrambling to get special financial management services from our bank. The highest point of my capability was that I could speak multiple languages, making communications easy while serving customers. Soon I became famous and envious of others, winning appreciation from the boss at work.  There is a

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[A Joyous Golden Age]

Stephen Chung 2022-04 Years ago, I had the opportunity to visit a nursing home. I met an old man in a wheelchair, so I went to greet him and asked, “What’s your name?” He replied, “I am Kay Ying.” I thought he meant to say that he’s an elderly senior, collectively sounding “Kei Ying” same in Chinese. So I repeated, “What’s your name?” Again, he said, “My name is Kay Ying.” I later realized that his name is not the same as “Kei Ying” (elderly). And so what does the Chinese term “Kei Ying” (elderly ) mean? I read some literary quotations recorded in Quli, the Book of

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Social Media and Emotional Health

Edwin Law 2022-04 What do you often see when you check on your favorite social media? Some deep and meaningful sharing from close friends? Or a long list of postings from your “friends”, with photos of them visiting high-end restaurants, attending luxurious weddings, and having extravagant vacation trips? How does exposure to these social media affect your emotional health in the long run? There is an open myth about these social media companies and their business strategic model.  That is, their users are the buyers, and those selling ads are their customers. As the users stay on their platforms longer, the better it serves to the advantage of

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[Land Conservation]  Blessings in Less is More

Raymond Cheng CreationCare120  Founding Member Creation120.info 2022-04 At the beginning of the war that broke out between Russia and Ukraine, the gas prices had surged to hit record highs.  Now, as the intensity of the war is lower, so as the prices. However, the high Canadian gas prices have already become the motor users’ heavy burden on all means of expenses.  This year the carbon tax was increased to eleven cents per liter on April 1st according to the Federal carbon tax policy which was implemented in 2019. As motor users, we found that gas consumption has tremendously decreased during the COVID epidemic courses. Simply because we worked

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Jesus Christ Has Risen!

Helen Man  2022-04 Terrifying Deception In recent years, China has been cracking down on counterfeit and substandard medicines to a great extent. During the worst of the pandemic, the government seized frenzied manufacturers of fake vaccines, and among such incidents was the “Jilin XX Vicious Vaccine Case”. The fusions between fake and real vaccines are harmful, and one can’t help but think of the sensational 2008 milk scandal that poisoned and caused kidney stones in 300,000 babies, with the conclusion in many deaths. Other unethical food practices have been exposed in the media as well, which include cooking oil extracted from the waste, poisoned rice, and foods that contain

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Heart @ Ease

Clay Jar April 2022 His haggard face and humble demeanor reminded me of the description of Christ in the Book of Isaiah. “He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of the dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.” Isaiah 53:2-3 The Senior Pastor of a Scarborough church has given a very brief introduction

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【Heart of a doctor】The value, The Human Being

Doctor Luke 2022-04 I fondly remember the Hippocratic Oath I took when I graduated from medical school more than thirty years ago. This is a moral declaration that every medical school graduate must swear before practicing medicine, which includes not doing anything harming the patient, not prescribing lethal drugs, or giving relevant advice to patients. I am convinced that this is an affirming declaration of human worth. You and I are creations, formed from the dirt and will return to the dust. From this point of view, people are worthless. But we were given this value when the God who created the heavens and the earth created us

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Russia and Ukraine

Timothy Tin 2022-04 While the world is slowly recovering from the threat of the Omicron variant, on February 24, 2022, Russia suddenly invaded Ukraine! A military attack initiated by President Putin, the largest military operation in Europe since WWII, is intended to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine. To demilitarize is to prevent NATO’s eastward expansion, and to denazify is to seek revenge on Germany’s invasion of Russia 77 years ago, while Russia now claims that Ukraine still has Nazi sympathizers. Most western nations agree that Putin is overreaching with this military operation, but he insisted on preparing troops for this invasion, despite Ukrainians’ unfazed resistance. He even threatened with

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Unceasing Journey of Mission

Small wood   2022-03 When I received this topic as the mainframe of my sharing, I instantly felt a resonance but also an extreme feeling. On one hand, this topic is very positive especially in this ages of time. It is because ‘the increase of the wickedness, the love of most will grow cold…..’Matt. 24:12. This is also a big challenge to our today-society and even the Church. Therefore, if my sharing may encourage brothers and sisters, that is a good thing. As Hebrew 10:25 states “…..but let us encourage one another-and all the  more as you see the Day approaching”.   Nevertheless, on the other hand, I deeply understand

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