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Paul Pearce
In his book published in the early ‘70s LEARN TO GROW OLD (Harper & Row/1972) Paul Tournier was prophetic for our generation and culture today when he writes: The serious factor in our day is the increase in the numbers of the old, which creates in Menie Gregoire’s apt phrase, ‘a sort of racial problem’. ....
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Are You An Aging or Maturing Adult?
There are a number of terms being used today to describe our current aging demographic, for example: “seniors,” “older adults,” “aging boomers,” or “maturing adults.” I will not develop in this article the appropriateness or difficulties implied in using one term over the other. It is apparent from the literature and informative to our ministries...
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A Time to Care, A Time to Share
An article was recently passed along to me which I would encourage you to read: Reestablishing Rhythms of Remembering by Benjamin Mast, published through Cardus Magazine online. The article explored how the ancient rhythms of the church provide a unique gift for an aging society. The church has an emerging pastoral and missional season over the next 20-25...
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Mental Wellness and the Church
In the spring of 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. reported  a noticeable rise in the suicide rate over the recent decade for men in their late 50s (up by 50%) and women in their early 60s (up by 60%). There were several suggestions as to the reason for this...
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During the recent season between Easter Sunday and Ascension Sunday, we have been reminded of the continuing mission given by Jesus to his followers to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19 ESV). Since that time, the church has been faithful and committed to Jesus’ challenge with the result that disciples are now present around...
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It is fascinating, encouraging and somewhat intimidating to be living in a time when so much effort and research is being devoted to understanding the brain and the “mind”. There are regularly news items and articles being published revealing new insights and unresolved questions about brain health and development. The New York Times has a...
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  SEPTEMBER 9th ~ A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) published a troubling report on their research concerning the growth in the suicide rates among middle-aged Americans. As these findings know no borders, we also need to be aware of them as Canadians. The...
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