I had a conversation with a family member recently, she was talking about the difficulty she was having finding a new rental home for her Girl Guide troop. The problem she was having was that some of the churches she was approaching were asking so much money that the troop couldn’t afford to rent any of […]
“Watch your eyes.” is a common phrase in our home. Most of the time it means I’m awake and turning on the lights in the bedroom. It’s a warning to my wife that it’s about to get bright in the room and she should cover her eyes until I turn the lights off again. It’s […]
I was in church a couple weeks ago with a friend of mine who has a background in first century military history and the topic of the shield of faith came up. What he told me woke me right up, and blew my mind. I’m sorry if that sounds like click-bait, but it’s 100% true.
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 […]
Dear American Evangelical Brothers and Sisters, It’s been about a week now since your Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Up here in Canada, we’ve let people of the same gender tie the knot for a little over a decade. Allow me to humbly on this, the eve of your Independence Day, welcome you to this new […]
How much theology do you have to get right to be a Christian? How much of your doctrine has to be correct for you to be “in the Kingdom”? That’s a question I’ve spent a great deal of time chewing on.
Gay marriage, or is it gay “marriage”? There’s a disturbing trend within evangelicalism. It’s really subtle, but it’s there, and it boils my blood. Some segments of North Amercian evangelicalism insist on using quotation marks around the word “marriage” when taking part in the gay marriage debate, and It needs to stop. It’s discouraging because […]
I read an article last week by John Pavlovitz. John and I have never met, but I’d like to change that someday. I like the way he writes, I like the way he thinks, and I think we’d get along pretty well. This particular article was featured on Huffington Post. Overall, I thought it was […]
Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada released a ruling in a seven year old case from Saguenay, Quebec. The ruling was about a prayer that the Saguenay town council used to open their meetings with. The mayor and council used to open meetings with the Lord’s prayer; the Supreme Court has put a stop to that.
Let me ask you a question: What’s the difference between a homosexual and a member of the LGBT* community? Reduced to it’s simplest of categories, one is the name WE have for THEM and one is the name THEY use for themselves. You can tell me that saying “homosexual” is simply a harmless scientific term, same […]