Whoville: You are a Victor

He had lived through the war and the war had shaped who he was.  It had also shaped how he saw others.  In particular, it shaped his view of the Japanese.  Between Pearl Harbour and the war that followed he had very little time or use for those who called Japan their home. But in…

Put down your phone

There are denominations that seem to obsess on the end times but I wouldn’t have guessed the Russian Orthodox Church to be one of those. And yet the church’s head, Patriarch Kirill, is warning that the Antichrist might be closer than we think. Recently he speculated that smartphones might be leading us one step closer…

Chapter 1

Stupid, stupid, stupid!  He said I would do it and I did it.’’  And then, to add insult to injury the rooster crowed, stupid bird. Could anything else go wrong?  Looking around to make sure no one had witnessed my betrayal I looked him straight in the eye and my world fell apart. It seemed…

A Fisherman’s Tale

I've always wondered what the Jesus story looked like through the eyes of Peter, and so I've decided to try telling it from the view of the fisherman. From my first reading of the Gospels, he was the Apostle that I most identified with. A fisherman called to become a Fisher of Men, impulsive, speaking…

Just wait!

I read an article a while back that said that we will spend 5 years of our life waiting in line!  There have been times that I’ve felt like I waited 5 years in one line.   That doesn’t even start to include the time we spend waiting on the phone, waiting at red lights…

God Gave you A Brain

Seriously?  I mean, really?  It’s pretty obvious that common sense was a little lacking in this man’s repertoire. Last week a man in his sixties from New Zealand blew up his boat and himself.  The explosion was caused when he checked for a gas leak by lighting a match.  I kid you not, with a…

Whoville: I am a Disciple

Back in November the worship team introduced the song “Who You Say I Am”, maybe you remember.  And as the team was singing, I had an epiphany.   An epiphany is defined as: a moment of sudden revelation or insight. And maybe epiphany is a little strong but considering that many Christians celebrate today as “Epiphany”,…

Brand New Year, Same Old Vision

Well, here we are about 2000 years down the road from that first church.  I’m sure if Peter and John had of ever discussed the future of the Christian church that they could not have envisioned what it would be like 2000 years later. I mean 2000 years!  The Jewish religion wasn’t even 2000 years…

More than Merry Christmas

At first, I thought it was just my imagination, but then Angela mentioned it and I started paying more attention. And I’m not sure what to make of it. Maybe you noticed it as well. This year it seemed that more people were wishing me Merry Christmas, in stores and on the phone. On Christmas…