It's amazing how huge shifts in cultural attitudes can sneak up on us. In the July 14 Issue of The Economist (I had some time at Chapters OK?) Steve Klineberg says that people's attitudes about housing and life are changing, and changing fast! He writes that, In 2008 59% in the US said they would … Continue reading You Don't Want a McMansion?
With my older two sons at camp last week, the twins and I were filling in on the newspaper route. I haven't assisted delivering the papers in years but while on the paper route I saw this sign for the first time. As a believer in Jesus Christ I think it is important, if you … Continue reading Reading Our Culture
This weekend a friend of mine Jon Straker spoke at the Good Friday meeting in Toronto (a gathering of Churches of Christ) and he spoke about redefining the borders of our faith. This message encouraged many, challenged some, and offended a few. It was a wonderful call to cast off what we have long claimed … Continue reading It's not worth being right
This blog entry is for my Church of Christ peeps. The rest of you might not find this interesting. I just read the darndest thing. Some of you might know that Caleb Hawley advanced to the Hollywood round of American Idol last night but I'll bet you a ham sandwich you would never be able … Continue reading Weirdest, Thing, EVER!
If you ever see that there hasn't been a post on this blog in a while, do me a favour and send me an email and just tell me to, "just write part of it." I have a 12 o00 word post partially written and I just can't get it out. I don't know when … Continue reading Satan's Favourite Tool
This Sunday we are talking about Mark 14: 22-31 where Jesus institutes what we call 'The Lord's Supper.' or the observance of Communion. In my church tradition, we observe this symbolic feast each week. This wasn't just any meal that Jesus was eating when he did this but was actually the Passover meal that Orthodox … Continue reading Our Weekly Meal Together
An often misunderstood text is found in Matt 18: 20, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” I once heard this verse being used as a directive that Christian fellowship with a local church was not needed since all that is necessary for a legitimate worship service … Continue reading Two or Three Gathered
I had a chance to have lunch with some minister friends this week and the conversation turned to congregational life: what's up, what's good, what's bad. One of us is struggling with what to do when you've got 31 different languages spoken at your church. People who are living here in Canada but their heart, … Continue reading A Church of Hands and Hearts Not Brick and Mortar
I am sharing Thessalon with a group of teens from two different congregations this week. I do love coming here; the sky seems bigger. It was a very busy Lord`s day today with the words of two poems staying with me as the day draws to a close. As we worshiped together this morning the … Continue reading Thessalon Mission Trip Part 1
Whoever is in charge of publicity for All Saints Day should be fired! What a lame holiday! Nobody hardly knows about it. Click here if you need a refresher. It's gotten so bad that the day before the holiday (All Hallow's Eve) has become more important than the actual day. Google won't even change it's … Continue reading Happy All Saints Day