Category Archives: religion

Default

Despite everything I know and everything I’ve experienced, I am growing more and more aware that my default setting with God is still to think I can earn or lose his care for me and mine. When I slip into … Continue reading

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Limited Love

There’s an old Hebrew story that goes like this: Father Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and journey, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz

For those Bible readers out there (or those willing to give it a try), I could use your help. We’re starting “Blue Parakeet” tonight and I’ll be giving a pop quiz to kick things off. I’d love to get some … Continue reading

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Collision

Here on the home front we’ve been reading through a short book in the New Testament called, Matthew. Right now we’re working through the “sermon on the mount” that takes up chapters 5-7. I’m using lots of resources for my … Continue reading

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Why I Despair

Every once in a while I am reminded that there’s a bigger world out there and I’m glad I’m not in it. Here’s a vid clip advertising an upcoming conference that part of me is attracted to it – like … Continue reading

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This Is Not Normal pt. 2

One of the things you discover about your “normal” is that it’s not everyone’s normal. From the way you celebrate Thanksgiving to the way you unwrap gifts on Christmas to your idea of a ‘date night’, normal is relative. Even … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Normal

You know how “normal” is based on your personal experience? We grow up or live life and develop this sense of what is supposed to be mostly based on what is. Then one day we’re living side by side with … Continue reading

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Revelation

I was reading the other day a new survey of pastors. The results suggested that the overwhelming majority of pastors who answered the survey did not hold the same beliefs or interpretation of the book of Revelation as their churches … Continue reading

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Listening In

Here’s a video that sums up the heart and head of a generation. In some ways I think I must be a University student after watching this video. I think it’s insightful on many levels and those of another generation … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, discipleship, emerging church, faith, God, Life, ministry, missional church, postmodern, Reflective, religion, theology, video | 9 Comments

Caroling

Thanks to Darrell for putting me on to this. You have to be recovering like me to really get the most out of this one… Seen these guys in your neighbourhood this season?

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