Pastor James Coates is still in Jail for Refusing to Close His Church

Pastor James Coates is the first Canadian pastor jailed for hosting a Church service in non-cooperation with Alberta’s health rules. The Edmonton pastor was taken to the Edmonton Remand Centre wearing wrist and ankle cuffs. His crime? Refusing to comply with the Government's COVID-19 restrictions specific to church services. The preaching style at GraceLife Church

By |2021-03-11T05:41:43+00:00March 10th, 2021|People of Grace Articles|

OPINION: Albertans, we need to love our neighbours by accepting the cost of liberty.

GraceLife Church has been in a standoff with Alberta health authorities for a few months now. The church has been quietly meeting for near-normal Sunday worship since June of 2020. In a public statement, released on February 7, the church explains its stance and appeals to fellow Albertans. Recently, things have escalated, leading to the

By |2021-03-11T05:41:56+00:00March 10th, 2021|People of Grace Articles|

Anatomy: Face

Why a face with eyes of azure? Staring gates of open pleasure. Why the sound of whistling, whining, soft and high, low and dying? Why the grasp of understanding with lips and tongue all underlying? Why smell's sense of familiarity, pleasant, pungent, and vulgarity? Why expression, eye brows, forehead? Written, scribbled, self-suggestive. Oh, the

By |2021-02-19T06:44:20+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Home Page Feature, Poems|

The Gospeller

(This is a poetic-didactic story similar to and inspired by John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and The Life and Death of Mr. Badman. I'm writing it primarily for my family, but would you like me to complete this and publish it? Please comment if you wish. Thank you. The Lord bless it to your hearing.). There

By |2021-02-19T05:58:56+00:00December 27th, 2020|Poems|

The song of the orphan

Ireland~800 AD The rich, melodious voices rose up together in unison. The high vaulted stone walls echoed and rebounded the graceful song. In the church, hundreds of candles lighted the vaulted chamber giving it a holy, almost ethereal beauty. One by one, the hooded monks walked slowly into the chapel, their chant filling the air.

By |2021-02-19T06:05:23+00:00November 4th, 2020|Prose|

Pro(fit)phet

There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” -King Ahab

By |2021-02-25T22:04:34+00:00November 1st, 2020|Poems|