Time Disrupted

If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I'd like to do Is to save every day 'Til eternity passes away Just to spend them with you. That is the opening verse of “Time in a bottle”, which is the title of one of my favourite songs. If you are old,…

Mapping our Blind Spots

Last week I had an appointment at the eye clinic for my annual visual field test. There are very few things in life that I am as bad at and dislike as much as a visual field test—just saying.As a part of the test, the technician told me she had to map my blind spot.…

The Denials of Peter

Most of us can identify with Peter. He was like quicksilver, impossible to pin down. Hot one minute cold the next, ready to defend Jesus to the death and then denying that he even knew him. He as Jesus’ fiercest defender, and his most adamant denier. It was Peter who was the first to acknowledge…

And We’re Back

And I’m back! Did you miss me? Did you even know I was gone? The Penn of Denn was a COVID-related casualty during the time that handing someone a bulletin on Sunday Morning was frowned upon. But now I’m back. The last Penn was written the week after the debacle of last year’s US election.…

The Prayer of Jabez

Favourite It was just a Jesus fad. Like fish symbols on your car, bumper stickers that said, “Honk if you love Jesus” and “WWJD” or “What Would Jesus do?” bracelets. And while it may have started as simply a fad, it swept across the North American Church, and made the author a small fortune. This…

Life is Like a Motorcycle

As you can tell from the video there are all kinds of motorcycles. Some are really nice and cost a lot of money and some are just basic transportation. But they are all motorcycles, that is they are cycles, and they have motors and for the most part, they do the same job, they get…

The Bible for Dummies

This book contains 6000 years of recorded history. It tells the stories of the Jewish people, of the Messiah Jesus, and of the early church. It contains intrigue and romance, love and betrayal. It’s made up of flowing poetry, gripping prose and soaring apocalyptical prophecies. It’s not just one book, it’s a collection of many…

Surrender Your Speech

It didn’t see that way at the time, but after I got older, I realized how cool my summer jobs were. When other kids were flipping burgers and scooping ice-cream, I was seeking adventure on the high seas, well at least on the seas. I had my first summer job at sea when I was…

Green Eggs and Ham

(Read from Green Eggs and Ham pages 1-16) Do you know the story? I bet you do. It's one of Dr. Seuss’ greatest works. “Green Eggs and Ham”. You know I hate that book. Didn't always hate it though, no sir when I was a kid I loved Green Eggs and Ham, and when our…