What about Hell?

Long before I knew about God’s grace I knew about Gods’ wrath.  Long before I had encountered a loving God I knew about the fires of hell. Some of those images came from culture and some came from art.  All in all I think I prefer Larson to Hieronymus Bosch, but I’m that kind of…

Just Sayin’

I was reading an article the other day about the problem of feral pigs in Alberta. Not that I’m all that interested in the problem of feral pigs in Alberta..... However, I discovered that feral pigs are one of the world’s most invasive species. Who would have thought? And while fascinating, that wasn’t what captured…

Chapter 23

And so it went. For the rest of the trip Jesus told us stories and taught us about the Kingdom. Every once in a while someone would recognize him, word would spread and soon we’d be surrounded by a crowd. A clamouring clutching crowd, more times than not they weren’t there to hear what Jesus…

But God

He had his entire life ahead of him, and he knew exactly how it would play out. He was smart and handsome, he had everything going for him and he knew it.  If there had of a been a yearbook, he would have been the one voted most likely to succeed. And then he wasn’t.…

Oops

It’s one of those headlines that make you go; Really?  It read; Rogue Chinese scientist made ‘foolish’ choice in gene-edited babies.  Really?  Who would have thought attempting to play God might be a foolish choice? The scientist, He Jiankui, caused an uproar in the international community last year when he admitted that he had altered…

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…