Not in Polite Company…

It has been said that there are two subjects that should never be talked about around the dinner table: Politics and Religion. Following this past Thanksgiving, I can imagine that there might even be those who have reaffirmed it. My wife tells me of stories around her family table, between her father, her uncle, and […]

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What’s Right?

It’s funny. We all have our thanksgiving traditions… but we often forget that Thanksgiving as a holiday is something that is almost exclusively North American. In the United States, the last Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day… for us, well… it’s tomorrow. While they bear the same name, Canadians are far less concerned with stories […]

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Life Rules

They are perhaps the ten best known rules out of the entire Bible… or at least in name they are anyway. They have two epic films named after them. They have been used inappropriately as a theological battering ram by some, dismissed as ancient and irrelevant by others. These days, any mention of them provokes […]

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Sorting out the Two Sons

I have to have at least some sympathy for my parents. Raising children, is never an easy task. My parents had two sons. Two sons who are quite close in age, being little more than a year apart. Two sons with overactive imaginations, very creative when it came to our playtime, and yet very poor […]

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That’s NOT Fair!!!

“That’s not fair!” Not exactly the kind of reaction that one would expect from listening to the teachings of Jesus. The parables that Jesus taught often provoked strong reactions in order to convey how truly revolutionary the kingdom of God is. These pushed people to think in radically different ways, to shake up their basic […]

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