I wrote much of this blog in 2016, little knowing what our world would look like in 2022. A political spirit and a religious spirit are working in tandem to bring increasing division in the world at large, including the church. In C. S. Lewis’s brilliant allegory, the “Voyage of the Dawntreader”, the author speaks […]
Lord, Help Me Be Kind When I Don’t Want To!
Years ago, while helping to lead a children’s outreach with Youth With a Mission, I learned a children’s chorus based on Ephesians 4:31-32 (KJV). “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, […]
In Search of Significance
There is something I have discovered. I will never find my significance in my ministry, occupation, or social standing. My significance will never be determined by the number of people who read this blog or follow me on social media. My significance won’t be found in how great a leader I am, how amazing a […]
Passivity is not the Path to Lasting Peace
Some people believe that passivity is the route to peace. For too many years, I was one of those people. I thought that if I remained on neutral ground, I would be out of the range of fire. If I kept the status quo, things would work out in the end – or so I […]
Are There Zombies Sitting in the Pews?
“The old man is dead, long live the new creature.” Nancy Henigbaum (Honeytree) It’s easy to confuse fleeting thoughts and the emotional pull of temptation as sin. God rejoices when we turn and walk the other way from temptation, and He hopes we join Him in that celebration. After all, we just experienced a major […]
I Might Disagree With You But I’m Not A Hater
There is an alarming trend in the world, where the phrase ‘disagree with’ is synonymous with the word ‘hater.’ Hater is a strong word; it polarizes. It permits people to be aggressive toward those they consider to be ‘haters’. When you believe someone hates you, it puts you on the defence, and you feel you […]