I have this boy in my heart. He's been around for almost twelve years now and has completely changed my life. Our second son Jacob Allan Mark joined our family on May 29th 2000. Three minutes into our seventh anniversary and weighing in at a whopping 10lbs 7oz. Nothing about this boy was tiny and … Continue reading Guest Post from Julie: Our Young Philosopher
Within my tribe (Churches of Christ) and within other groups as well, there is a danger in reading Jude verse 3 with an air of finality: "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith … Continue reading A Once and For All Faith?
Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for saying a number of things: "Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger," "I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time," "God is dead! And we have killed him." In life he was as famous an atheist as the world has ever known, … Continue reading Nietzsche the Theologian
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
Theologian Karl Barth famously observed that a Christian ought to be a student of the world, 'with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other.' With that in mind, consider the challenge of being a Christ-following media consumer today. If you are forty or less, chances are you spend way more time … Continue reading Jesus and Katy Perry
This afternoon our flight was 'delayed' . This was the first time a carrier has declined to outright cancel a flight entirely. It remains on 'delayed' status: leaving at 8 am tomorrow instead of 9 pm tonight. We will miss part of a day but neither of us are complaining. We would arrive in London … Continue reading Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Clause!
Assignment this week is to write a poem so here goes. Inspired by Ecclesiastes 7: 2-4 The House of Mourning The house of mourning has many guests, but holds no rooms for dwellers. For you will pass through from time to time, but you cannot stay. Mom arrived during the first bright week of October … Continue reading The House of Mourning
Tim Tebow, quarterback of the Florida Gators has been making headlines this year with his passionate witness for his faith. He routinely writes Bible verses on his eye black patches (he's even promoting my blog!) The Toronto Star featured an article today about a battle brewing on the horizon. Tim Tebow and his mother Sam … Continue reading More Love And Not More Words
As I considered resolutions for 2010 ( I may still make some... really!) I heard an interesting fact on the radio: most people put more planning into a one week vacation than they do into the entire year. No references were given for this statistic but I am sure it is true. If you have … Continue reading A Resolution
This is for a friend: Doubting Thomas by Nickel Creek What will be left when I've drawn my last breath, Besides the folks I've met and the folks who know me, Will I discover a soul saving love, Or just the dirt above and below me, I'm a doubting thomas, I took a promise, But … Continue reading Doubting Thomas