In spite of change

In spite of change

Christmas. Once again Christmas. There is something heartwarming about repeating things on a yearly cycle. And then there are also fears about needing to be fresh about something that is very old. As a homemaker, I have that challenge with recipes and decorating, but pastors have it too with their preaching.

The audacity of the gospel

The audacity of the gospel

Once again Reformation Day has come and gone. Does it still make sense for us to make a big deal of it in an age of ecumenism and growing inclusion? Would it not be preferable to focus our attention on what unites us as Christians facing an increasingly hostile secular climate rather than to dwell on our differences?

People change In big and small ways

People change In big and small ways

We shift ideologically too, in circumstance or time. In response to a question about his politics, the poet Robert Frost once replied: “I never dared be radical when young for fear it might make me conservative when old.”

Video games

Video games

“We now have a gamer culture,” he says, “like it or not. So why not use it?”

Jesus was not a sheep

Jesus was not a sheep

If the possibility that Ruth is fictional rather than historical bothers you, ask yourself again whether this actually matters. Would this contingency in any way diminish the book’s profound thematic message of love, faithfulness and devotion?

Spirituality is NOT an adrenaline rush

Spirituality is NOT an adrenaline rush

Psychologist and author Dr. Archibald Hart cautioned Christians not to confuse being spiritual with having adrenaline arousal. In fact, Hart suggests that this confusion can be harmful to our spiritual growth.

Timeless faith, timeless cynicism

Timeless faith, timeless cynicism

The only thing that blocks our entrance to a healthy, safe, wholesome, happy and peaceable kingdom is our dependence on ourselves. Without God, we are stuck with what much of our century has to offer: no resurrection, no restoration, no future.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Different from a maze, it (a labyrinth) has only one path to the centre and the same path out. Walking a labyrinth offers an opportunity for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth, healing and connection.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Different from a maze, it (a labyrinth) has only one path to the centre and the same path out. Walking a labyrinth offers an opportunity for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth, healing and connection.

Longings of the human heart

Longings of the human heart

The Science Centre provided entertainment of a different sort. Although I am interested in the various displays, I was drawn to an exhibit that seemed out of place in a science centre. It was the Wish Tree.

What is this, a joke?

What is this, a joke?

WWJLA – What Would Jesus Laugh At

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

It makes good sense to partner these days. It really does.