All in a Name

Supply teachers weren’t my favourite teacher in elementary school.  It wasn’t their teaching methods that bothered me or even their personalities. Actually, I didn’t have anything against substitute teachers personally; it was the process.  They always began the day the same way.  With attendance, just like our regular teachers.  The difference was they would always…

Pick an Expert

Two things I’ve learned during the COVID-19 crisis. First, everyone is an expert and second, none of the experts agree. Should we stay in longer? Should we get out sooner? You don’t have to look very far to discover that everyone is an expert. My strategy with the weather through the years has been to keep checking…

Chapter 38

Not everybody got it.  The next morning, the rest of the group gathered together at Lazarus’ before heading out.  Martha outdid herself again with breakfast, and when we were done we tried to help, but Martha wouldn’t let us.  She said that it would take a week to figure out where we put everything when…

The Day Everything Changed, For Mary

And Just like that, everything changed. We don’t know a lot about her, and most of what we think we know is wrong. But we do know that she had a day when everything changed. In the scripture that Amanda read for us was a description of those who were following Jesus on one particular…

Chapter 37

It wasn’t long after that that Jesus introduced us to his friend Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. We were on our way to Jerusalem and stopped in Bethany; the group scattered to find rooms where they could but Jesus invited Andrew and me to spend the night with him and his friends.  Lazarus…

Justice Delayed is . . .

Well, that’ll learn him. Last week the disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario revoked the licence of Mohammed Shamji. You would think they would need a pretty good reason to take such a drastic step. The reason given for revoking his licence was professional misconduct. You might wonder what that…

A Matter of Evil

And just like that, everything changed. Things will never be the same in Nova Scotia again, and all because of an evil that will not be named. When ********** went on his murderous spree last Sunday he was not just a murderer, he was a thief. He stole the lives of some people and he…

The Day that Everything Changed, For Judas

And Just like that, everything changed. We have a brand-new series starting this week at Cornerstone called: “The Day Everything Changed”.  And many of us can point to a specific date in our lives when everything changed. Maybe it was the day that we met your spouse, or the day we realized that your marriage…

Chapter 36

He was a great storyteller.  People may have called him a teacher, but he taught with stories.  He told us stories about beggars and kings, farmers and fields, fish and fisherman and brides and grooms.  Sometimes the meaning was obvious.  Like the story he told about the man who was forgiven the great debt but…