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The God of Billy Graham

– April 18, 2018 It’s been a few weeks since we learned of the passing of Dr. Billy Graham. That time has allowed many of us to further reflect on the impact of Dr. Graham’s life and ministry. Graham was called “America’s Pastor” but his impact was truly global. His evangelistic campaigns were organized in many countries around the world …

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Remembering Billy Graham and Evangelical Christianity

Ten years ago, I wrote a biographical paper on Billy Graham at seminary. I greatly admired Billy, and that moment provided an opportunity for me to gain greater insight into his life and evangelistic ministry. We will always remember Billy as one of the great historical figures of evangelical Christianity. Indeed, America has never seen a religious icon of such …

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A Season of Reflection

– March 1, 2018 According to Boardsource, a leading non-profit support group, taking the time to reflect is one of the most important things a governing board can. Reflect not only on what they’re doing well, but also where they’re most challenged. As such, in the spirit of continuous improvement, the Emmanuel Board of Governors has committed to do just …

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Canada Summer Jobs Changes Impact Emmanuel

– February 16, 2018 Emmanuel has expressed concern around recent changes introduced to the application process for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Groups such as the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) have provided helpful insights and advice for charities dealing with the new requirements. Emmanuel has benefited from the program. We …

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Mary & Joseph – A Christmas Reflection

– December 12, 2017 Young, betrothed to be married and pregnant. Imagine for a moment the emotions and thoughts that Mary and Joseph’s parents were feeling when they found out Mary was expecting a child. These two young people were betrothed to be married. They were from the same area, probably from the same village. Yet, for Mary to be …

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A Practical Gift Makes a Big Impact

– November 28, 2017 Imagine for a moment you’re in your kitchen. You’re getting ready to serve a huge meal to your guests when you realize your oven isn’t working properly. You feel the panic set in as you quickly try to repair it, and perhaps come up with another meal plan. Many of you might incur a repair bill, …

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Welcome to our new website and blog

–November 17, 2017 Seven years…that’s how long we had our previous website, and let’s face it, seven years for a website is…well, ancient! Launched in 2010, the old site was considered fresh, current, and represented the look of the time. However, style and technology have evolved, and eventually, the old site couldn’t keep up with the demands of current technology. …