Author Archives: John Valade

About John Valade

I facilitate and teach in Wascana Fellowship. I have been married to Wanda since 1984. M.Div. from Briercrest Seminary, SK in 2011 and B.R.E. Canadian Bible College (now Ambrose University College) in 2000.

Three Narrative Creeds of the Old Testament (Part 1)

Note: I am playing catch-up with posts. This one is from slightly more than a year ago. It may take a while to prepare part 2. While I was a student at Canadian Bible College and Canadian Theological Seminary I … Continue reading

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The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

Dr. Michael S. Heiser specializes in trying to understand the supernatural world-view of the ancient writers of the Bible. He has brought fascinating and sometimes frightening background to various difficult-to-understand portions of the Scriptures. One that has puzzled many Protestants … Continue reading

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Paul, Abraham and Circumcision

People are often surprised to hear that our small church fellowship meets on Saturday rather than Sunday and on Bible-based yearly festivals rather than Christmas and Easter. Some try to persuade me that Sunday is the “Christian” day of worship. … Continue reading

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Pentecost and the Seal of a New Covenant

When we gathered on Pentecost Sunday I wanted to go over some of the threads of Scripture that come together in the Acts 2 account of Pentecost. One thread that pertains to receiving the Holy Spirit comes from Jeremiah 31:31-34. … Continue reading

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Common Grace

Atheists and agnostics sometimes complain about “the problem of evil.” If God is good, they say, why does evil exist? I note the irony that disobedience to God’s will seems to be the cause of evil and leads to all … Continue reading

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New Songs

We have a few more new songs to sing here at Wascana Fellowship since the last update. We have nothing to sell, so we we try to identify the source of any tunes we conscript into our lyrics. Most of … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters and God’s Goodness

A recent discussion we were having about common grace became bogged down in the question of the relationship between God and natural disasters. This post points to a couple of articles that help clarify the issue. In “Where is God … Continue reading

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