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.

Forgiveness: More Complicated Than We Think

As a Christian I have tended to have a very simplistic understanding of what it means to forgive. The idea has been to “forgive and forget,” meaning that we absolve the other person’s sin against us no matter how heinous … Continue reading

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The Holiness of God

Over the last three weeks I tried to present a series about the holiness of God, based on the book by R.C. Sproul. In the process I was delighted to find video of him teaching about the subject in person. … Continue reading

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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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