Fathers’ Day is going to be really hard for many people this year. A couple nights ago, the stars lined up really, really well. My wife’s parents took our daughter for the night for a sleep-over, and my wife was away setting up for our daughter’s birthday party. That left just me and the boys […]
I may not be a pastor anymore, but I still primarily work with people. As a result, occasionally I get to hear gems like this: “Man, if climate change worked the other way [and made the world colder] we’d have had this whole thing figured out decades ago!” More than just a funny interaction that made me […]
I’ve been thinking and writing a bit on the topic of doctor assisted suicide or euthanasia in Canada lately. I’ve also been waiting for the inevitable evangelical reaction. Not the crazy reaction. that one came out months ago. Alarmists are almost always the first out of the gate. No, I’ve been waiting for the thoughtful, […]
After last year’s Supreme Court ruling, Canada is set to draft and implement new legislation legalizing euthanasia in Canada. This post isn’t to debate the morality or the merit of death with dignity/Doctor assisted suicide. My goal is, rather, to describe how we as church leaders, and members ought to respond to our new shared reality.
I have to admit, I’m kind of a sci-fi nerd. Growing up I loved Star Trek, and when I got to college, I fell in love with Star Wars too. Then a couple years ago I was introduced to Doctor Who and my training was complete. But it’s not just the TV shows I like, […]
Pastors have a 2000 year old job description. In all those years, what we do hasn’t changed in any substantial way. Sure, methods and models change, but the overall qualifications haven’t been touched in all that time. The reason for that? They’re in the Bible. 1 Timothy 3:1-8 lays it all out pretty clearly, here’s […]
A post came across my timeline the other day, then a friend sent it to me and asked my opinion. I must admit, when I read this post about 5 trends millennial Christians need to stop by John Wesley Reid, I was terribly conflicted.
My blog is called “Salt-Seasoned Faith” but what do I mean by that?
It’s September, and school has already started in most parts of the province. Once again, Ontario parents find themselves talking about fretting over or outright protesting the new Health and Physical Education curriculum. Sorry: “The SEX-ED curriculum”. It’s been a simmering issue all summer, and this past Wednesday’s protests at over 100 Liberal MPP offices […]
There’s an old saying: “If you take the King’s Shilling, you do the King’s bidding.” Essentially, if you work for the king, if he pays your salary, you do what he says. There’s been a lot of chatter online about a certain county clerk in Kentucky. Much has been said about Kim Davis on in […]