Alive in Christ. Transformed for Mission.

Hearts of Sponge

Conservation of Vengeance I’m sure you recognize the object in the picture above, but can you put a name to it? It’s known as “Newton’s Cradle”.  Other than doctors’ offices and old-time parlours, they are hard to come across these days....
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Un-learning to Fly

Working our way through the Old Testament, and particularly the Judges, it becomes painfully obvious that the patriarchs and heroes of our faith are anything but perfect. Abraham slept with his servant to expedite God’s promise of offspring, Jacob deceived his father,...
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A Post for Gamers

Super Mario is an iconic video game from the 1980s and 90s. Thanks to its creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, millions of gamers (children and adults, alike!) can take control of a plumber named Mario and hit the blocks, jump off platforms, and ride up and down pipes to save the Princess...
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Rob Said A Cool Thing

We’ll just pretend this is me listening to Rob’s sermon, feverishly emailing Joanne. So, this one time, I missed a church service – gasp!! – I know, I know. But, if you can give me the benefit of the doubt for just a second, I DID listen to Rob’s...
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The Church’s response to political change

On October 19th, 2015 the Canadian democratic process ushered in a new majority government under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. The evidence of a long campaign still remains as lawn signs are firmly in place and campaign posters have not yet been removed.  But make no mistake,...
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The Water’s Fine

Every Saturday, my kids go to their swimming lessons.  My job as a Dad is very simple: get them ready and read a book while they swim. I always take time away from my reading to watch their progress. This week, what stood out to me is how fearless kids are when they jump into the...
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My Life Verse

There is a thing that many Christians do.  It is neither a bad thing nor a good thing…just a thing.  This thing, however, can often be misguided and good for nothing more than a daily pick-me-up from the bible.  This thing is what we Christians call our “life verse”. A life verse...
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10 things that Christians should stop saying Christians should stop saying

I don’t actually have 10 things to say, but in recent months I have noticed a trend in the Christian blogisphere.  Article after article is being produced with a list of what Christians should stop doing or saying.  The movement is a response, I believe, to things that this...
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It’ll be a blue Christmas…

For a long time, I used to hate depressing Christmas music.  I might even say it was one of my pet peeves.  I used to squirm when I heard lyrics such as “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you. I’ll be so blue thinking about you”. What a way to ruin such a...
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If I can’t see it, it can’t hurt me!!

When I was a kid I clearly remember sleeping over at a friends house for his 8th birthday party.  When I arrived, he asked me if I had ever seen the movie “Nightmare on Elm Street”, to which I replied I had not.  We proceeded to watch not one, not two, but three horror movies...
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