Monthly Archives: December 2011


Vaclav Havel (right) 1936-2011 Havel, playwright, activist and president of Czechoslovakia has passed away- one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. His leadership of the movement dubbed the Velvet Revolution brought down communism in Czechoslovakia. I remember studying … Continue reading

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An Exciting New Book… If You’re a Nerd Like Me

Had great time chatting over coffee with my former classmate and now pastoral colleague, Chris Crocker, and received my copy of his new book, Rediscovering Our Roots: A History of Pioneer Baptists in Elgin County, 1816-1856. Chris’ ancestors were among … Continue reading

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The Vaccine

“Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:2) Yesterday my daughter got her first vaccination needle. It’s a hard thing … Continue reading

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Is Christmas your Salvation?

I was preaching this past Sunday- Joy on the advent preaching schedule. I chose to look at the annunciation to the Shepherds- specifically focusing on the angelic proclamation ” I bring you good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10). The Greek … Continue reading

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Daejeon Handbell Choir, doing the Hallelujah Chorus

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I Love You, Stinky Face

This evening, for the umpteenth time my daughter and I read our favourite bedtime story- I Love You, Stinky Face. It’s a beautiful story, a conversation between a young boy and his “Mama”, where the boy asks, “Mama, what if I … Continue reading

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Jolly Ol’ St. Nick

December 6th is the Feast Day of the Saint most closely connected to Christmas- St. Nicholas. Most folks know of St. Nicholas only through the Santa Clause images. But of course, the historical St. Nicholas is a fabulous personality, and … Continue reading

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