Looking Good

Last week we put new shingles on the roof of our shed. And when I say we, I mean Bruce put new shingles on the roof of our shed while I cut shingles, and carried shingles and passed shingles. Things I could do with my feet planted firmly on the ground. And when we were…

But. . . Greed

You ever feel like just when things are going well that the Government comes along and wants everything you have?  If it’s not property tax that the HRM wants, then it’s sales tax the province wants or income tax the federal government wants.  Which have you heard, the CRA has adopted a new logo?  It…

Chapter 22

The night before Jesus had told us we needed to get ready for a trip.   He said that we’d be gone for a week or more.  The destination?  Nazareth.  Jesus was taking us to the little town he had grown up in.  And we’d get a chance to meet his family. Esther wasn’t all that…

After the But. . . Obey

The biggest cop out with Christians for their spiritual failure and the most common excuse for deliberate sinfulness are these words "I'm not under the law but under grace!" and with those eight words we seek to absolve ourselves of any spiritual responsibility we might have for our behaviour.  And when we are confronted about…

So, You Don’t Like the Ending?

Let me start by stating that I have never watched Games of Throne, but apparently there have been more than a few people who have followed the show over its eight-year history. A history that ended with the series finale last month. I didn’t watch that episode either, but again apparently there were a few…

Chapter 21

How did people figure out where we would be? One minute it was just the 13 of us and then out of nowhere people started streaming into the field. There were scores of people; it felt like a festival. Some were sitting down while others were pressing in trying to see Jesus and others demanded…

Oops

Tuesday was garbage day, and I knew it was organics so I dragged my green bin out to the side of the road along with my recyclables As I drove to the church, I began to notice how many of my neighbours had it wrong. They didn’t have their green bins out, they had their…

After the But. . . Preach

Evangelism.  It is not just a good idea; it is a matter of survival.  Without evangelism, there would be no Christianity, because without evangelism there would be no Christians. If we read the various accounts of Jesus’ last words to the apostles, we discover that he left no doubt at all that Christianity was something…

Chapter 20

We had just gotten settled and Jesus said, “Have you heard what happened to John?” Judas spoke up. “Only that Herod had him thrown in prison, why?” “That’s why I wanted to talk to you away from the crowds. John is dead.” I couldn’t believe it and blurted out “Dead? John’s dead? No, that can’t…

I’m sure they’re green

It seemed like a no brainer, something everyone should be able to agree on.  But then again, not necessarily so when you are dealing with people. The question is simple: Is a tennis ball green, yellow or some other colour?  Simple, right?  Everybody knows the answer is green.  Or maybe not. In one survey, when…