This blog is the continuation of a previous post On Aug 16, 2017, a few days after the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, VA this tweet became the most liked tweet in Twitter’s short history. It’s a quote lifted out of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom that continues, “people must learn to hate, and … Continue reading “Nobody Was Born Racist” and other Things I Wish Were True
There is a short but familiar story in Luke 18:15-17 where we see Jesus receiving little children. Right before that, Jesus finished his his parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector with the words “those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but whoever humbles themselves will be exalted” (Luke 18:14b) and then almost as … Continue reading Being Childish
I discovered a Netflix show called Stranger Things earlier this summer. Everybody else probably watched it when it dropped last fall. Either that, or you have no plans to watch it at all, so I am probably safe talking about it, but if you haven’t caught it and are planning to watch it, here are … Continue reading The Gospel of Stranger Things
There has been a lot said in the media about Omar Kadhr since his $10.5 million dollar settlement with the Federal government was announced earlier this month and not all of it was true. As John Oliver says, "memes aren't facts." You need to be careful who you listen to, so consider the following summary … Continue reading Even Justice For An Enemy
Seems like everyone's a Leaf hater these days, and I mean HATE. It's like everybody's gotta tell me that the Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967. (Thanks, I'll write that down somewhere) or tell me that the Leafs suck (no kidding). I know you're all having some fun, but some folks need to … Continue reading What Being a Leaf Fan Has Taught Me About Idol Worship
Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert! If you're not into temporal mechanics or Eschatology you will likely find this boring but I just had to get this off my chest. Some of these blog posts I do just for me and, judging by the page counts, you already seem to know that. We usually think of time … Continue reading Time Travel and the Kingdom of God
I won’t be trite or fancy with this topic because there are many people I know and love that have a tough road to walk at Christmas time. What I mean by the title is this: the Christmas story, properly understood, is a great comfort to those who are grieving. Blogger Jon Bloom puts it … Continue reading Why Christmas is a Good Time to Grieve
“This is a Christian song?” We were having a father – son conversation in the car on our way somewhere when I had some words of praise for my son's – right at this particular moment – favourite band. The song is called “Demons” by Imagine Dragons but don't let the title fool you. The … Continue reading What is a Christian Song?
One thing that sports helps us see is our inborn hunger for glory. We are constantly trying to lay a hold of something transcendent, even in our hobbies and pastimes. In every sport, nearly every season, something or someone will claim to having achieved something of eternal significance. This year in baseball, one of the … Continue reading Glory that Fades
Have I mentioned how impressed I am by Pope Francis? When he was first named pope last March he made it clear that, with him as Pope, things were going to be different. Once the conclave had decided, the Master of Ceremonies came forward with the traditional papal red cape trimmed with ermine. Pope Francis … Continue reading This Pope is the Best!