Paths of Righteousness

    I don't know how it ever came to be that funerals ended up claiming primary ownership of Psalm 23.  There’s no question that the Psalm speaks peace... Read More

Grammar and Mistaken identity

One of my very favourite TV shows growing up was “Murder she wrote”, an Agatha Christie style drama starring Angela Lansbury.  If you watched that show too,... Read More

Preaching and Glass Cutting

    It’s not difficult in most evangelical churches today to get people to affirm that the bible is the word of God.  If you preach on inerrancy or divine... Read More

Is God Anti-Gay Conference 2016

Same Sex Attraction is the hot topic of the moment - and Christians, the church, and the Bible appear to be at radical odds with the modern attitudes towards it. The church... Read More

Too Polite?

Can pastors in Canada be too polite? Galatians 1:6-10, and passages like it, present a major problem for many Canadian pastors.  It’s not polite to talk like this:... Read More

Why Renovating the Church is Essential

Part 2 - see part 1 here In my last post, I addressed the renovation project of our ministers. If the ministers are the raw materials (1 Peter 2:5), then the ministries are... Read More

Disability & God's Ability

Disability, Calling and the Divine Soap Opera When it comes to the subject of God’s calling on someone’s life, where are the boundary markers?  Which is... Read More

Butterfly Porn

The Cardboard Conundrum “An intriguing entomological experiment shows that a male butterfly will ignore a living female butterfly of his own species in favor of a... Read More

Pioneers' Pianos

On The Trail Their worldly possessions piled high in mule-driven carts, pioneers traipsed over mountains, through valleys, across rivers, for a total of over three and a half... Read More

Why Renovating the Church is Essential

This blog post may not be what you think. We are having renovations in the basement of our church building. But the church isn’t a building, and so I’m not going... Read More