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Transformed by the Resurrection

Who's taking care of the kids? When our lives are filled with work and everyday demands, it's easy to entrust aspects of our kids' lives to the care of certain professionals, like teachers, for example (see the article, Parents—Stay Awake).

Apparently, among professionals with whom parents are less likely to entrust their kids are daycare providers. StatsCan has found that Canadian parents continue to reject daycare for their children (see the article, Support Lacking for Daycare Option). It seems, however, that media outlets have not picked up on this story. In an e-mail, Dr. John Redekop writes, "To me it is highly significant that 54 percent of Canadian daycare centres have vacancies, some with substantial vacancies, and that only a distinct minority of Canadian parents of young children are in favour of using publicly run day care facilities."

We are grateful for Canadian Christians who speak from a biblical perspective in the media. One who has helped the church regain some lost ground, and has given a voice to millions who haven't seen themselves reflected in the mainstream media is Ted Byfield (see A Provocative Public Voice). This week in a commentary Ted Byfield reports that 10 percent of scientists have embraced the Intelligent Design theory and that the scientific community regards the movement as a serious danger (see Victory for Intelligent Design).

We invite you this week to peruse other interesting new articles. The Lighthouse (see below) informs us that people from all walks of life, even lawyers and professional athletes, can be among the homeless. See also, Educated Opinions. Six university profs offer their expertise on health care, exercise, gardening, mentoring, reducing financial stress, and investing in art.

And as we prepare to celebrate Easter, we contemplate Christ's resurrection. What conclusion would TV's CSI team draw if they examined the evidence of the resurrection (see the article below, CSI: Resurrection)? How would they deal with the evidence that the disciples—just ordinary men—were transformed by their understanding of the power of the resurrection into world changers (see Christ's Resurrection: The 'Aha' Moment)?

"Do we really know anything about the indwelling of the risen life of Christ?" asks Oswald Chambers (see My Utmost for His Highest). If we don't understand resurrection life, then what we say and how we live will be disconnected, he explains. This Easter, may we take time with Him so that we too can come to "know Him and the power of His resurrection" (Philippians 3:10).

Happy Easter!

Daina Doucet
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