Costumes vs. Robes

So we come to that day today when many of our kids (and some of us too) will don costumes of many kinds and head out into the waning light in order to receive candy from our... Read More

Tell it like it is

   It's become a classic moment in cinematic history now when Col. Nathan Jessep (played by the inimitable Jack Nicholson in the film "A few good men") bellows out... Read More

How to be rich

My family lives in the poorest section of one of Canada’s wealthiest towns. Work brought us here sixteen years ago, and we bought the only house we could afford—a... Read More

The Solid Rock

A few days ago my world came to a standstill. The summer I was so looking forward to seemed to drain of all joy, excitement and peace. I found myself facing the possibility of... Read More

Have this mind among you

Driving on a road trip, my daughter once asked, “Dad, I know driving a car is about steering and pushing those pedals down there.  But is there more to it than... Read More

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