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…

. . . until Christ is all you have

We recently bought a new Corolla and as a part of the Toyota Safety Sense, it’s got a neat feature called a Pre-Collision System. The official explanation is that it is: “a safety system designed to reduce the possibility or severity of frontal collisions by warning drivers of impending crashes with vehicles ahead.” So in…

What to When You Wake Up in a Grave

I’ve told the story before, in 2013 I was leading a teaching trip in West Africa.  We flew into the capital of Ghana, Accra and then drove 16 hours to where we were teaching.  Now I love the people of Ghana, and there are many things about West Africa I enjoy, but the traffic is…