The Mystery of the Virgin Birth

The doctor turns to his patient after examining her and says "Perhaps you'd like to have your husband with you." To which she replies "I'm not married" "Well then maybe your boyfriend" the doctor says."I don't have a boyfriend either." The woman says.So the doctor gets up and walks over to the window and just…

Huh?

It's a quandary; MacLean's magazine recently highlighted a story entitled, "The New Canadian Morality". It seems that Anus Reid Strategies sponsored a national survey last month, asking Canadians their opinions on 21 ethical questions. Angus Reid tells us that 60% of Canadians still identify themselves as Christians, which is interesting when you consider that the…

Martha: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

She was a little steamed, actually she was a lot ticked and who could blame her. Sure she had been the one who had invited the company over, but it wasn't just her home, I mean her sister could do a little bit to help out. Instead she just sat there staring up at their…

Tearing down the Walls

Well, they tore it down! I wanted to tear it down in 1988 and Joe wanted to tear it down in 1995, but this week they tore it down. For a hundred and forty years, it had been a part of the ecclesiastical landscape of Truro. For fifty-five years, it had been Pleasant Street Methodist…

Mission Statement of the Church

It was almost as if it had never happened. Almost as if it had been a dream, a bad dream, but just a dream.¬†Everything was exactly the way it had been before. Jesus spoke about the kingdom, they walked everywhere they went and did lunch together. It was hard to believe that a month before…

Grampy?

Bizarre. It seems like only a little while ago I was in high school wondering what I would be when I grew up. And apparently according to the phone call I received the other day the answer to the "what am I going to be" question is . . .a grandfather. Some- one asked if…

On This Rock

Twenty years ago I read a statement in the "preacher's magazine." And it said, "The church is like Noah's ark, if it wasn't for the judgement on the outside, you'd never be able to stand the smell on the inside." I chuckled, I wrote it down, I filed it, but later I went back and…

Say What?

Interesting. Last week, I received a newsletter in the mail from a local real estate agent; that's not interesting, that's just life. What was interesting, was a comment made in an article on Canada's economic recovery. The article said and I quote, "the real estate market has made an almost Lazarus like recovery." Interesting.I wonder…