Category Archives: news

COVID-19, Anti-intellectualism, and Faith

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased … Continue reading

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Sinners and Saints: Deborah and Barak

Sunday, September 30th, 2018.   Sources: Susan Niditch. Judges: A Commentary (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 2008. Tammi Schneider. Judges (Berit Olam). Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000. Barry G. Webb. The Book of Judges (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. K. Lawson Younger Jr. Judges/Ruth (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is not Islam

Like most Canadians, I’ve been following with great sadness the events and fall-out from two incidents this week which have rattled (understated?) the citizens of this country I call home. We watched in horror as news reports came in that … Continue reading

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Advent 3 (Joy)

For many, Christmas is an exciting, joyous and celebratory time. Presents, lights, food. Watching my little Abigail literally jumping a shouting with excitement while we put up the tree warms the cockles of my heart… whatever cockles are… For others, … Continue reading

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And in other news… Ordination

In exciting personal news, the time is fast approaching for my ordination here at Centre Street Baptist Church. Yes, at long last the “stars have aligned” and my Ordination Examination Council will occur January 13th (or at least that’s the … Continue reading

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I promised my twitter/facebook friends some news on Friday. I wanted to wait to announce it to some key folks before rolling it out to everyone. But here it is: I will be taking part in the 2012/13 AIM (About … Continue reading

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On Justice

Southern Ontario is today dealing with some tough stuff. Sentencing for Michael Rafferty, who was found guilty of kidnapping, assaulting and murdering 8 year Victoria (Tori) Stafford in 2009, happened today in London, ON. When the guilty verdict came in … Continue reading

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Just caught word that Earl Scruggs has passed away, aged 88. The legendary bluegrass musicician’s most well known accomplishment is the theme for the Beverly Hillbillies, recorded with Lester Flatt (“The Ballad of Jed Clampett”). When it comes to Banjo … Continue reading

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Kony 2012?

I came across this video just this morning: (warning: it is half an hour long, but good to watch. If you don’t have that long, here’s the synopsis, Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army [LRA] abduct … Continue reading

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Women, the Church, Masculinity and the Rest Pt. 3: Is Christianity Male Oriented?

Does Christianity have a male slant? Is God more male oriented? John Piper has said yes. Well, comments on that comment have been made, and I don’t want to beat a dead horse. But I’ll say this: God made both … Continue reading

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