It’s all yours!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Psalm 8:1-8 “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth; you have set your glory above the heavens!” The poet writes these words…

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Capital punishment and the letter of James

Thursday, January 1, 2009

James 2: 8-13 When you hear stories about crime in your city, do you find yourself wishing the perpetrators were locked up for life? Do you sometimes feel…

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Unexpected births

Monday, December 1, 2008

It was the third weekend in January, 1985. The weather was cold, snowy, and icy in southern Ontario. The church, where my husband was youth pastor, was hosting a youth rally and the guest speaker was staying with us.

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The miracle that shocked an entire community

Saturday, November 1, 2008

In this short text in the book of Acts, Luke reports a miracle. It’s the resurrection of Dorcas, who was part of the Christian community in Joppa, a city that today is part of Tel-Aviv and is one of the oldest city-ports of the eastern Mediterranean world. Dorcas is apparently a well-to-do woman – perhaps even the widow of a sea captain.

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John the Baptist and the joy of being #2

Monday, September 1, 2008

John 3:26-30 In the massive handwritten, illuminated Bible currently under production for Saint John’s Abbey in Minnesota, there is a beautiful painting by Donald Jackson of Jesus’ baptism….

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One thing… Okay, two!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Philippians 3:10-14 In my work in athletics and recreation, prior to being a pastor, I took groups through “challenge courses” of different kinds. One of the courses I…

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A Mother who wanted the best

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Matthew 20: 20-28 Jesus loves all of us. He especially loved his two friends, John and James, sons of Zebedee. They were near him most of the time….

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What is the church?

Friday, December 21, 2001

There are vast differences of interpretation today about what the church really is. Which is more important-the church universal or the local church? In many of our churches across Canada, it is this question which lurks behind the “membership” issue.

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Understanding and living the Word of God

Friday, October 26, 2001

This article is helpful in addressing the question, “What about those who have never heard of Jesus Christ? Are they doomed for eternity outside of heaven?” This article addresses that issue by stating that “God has made Himself known to all people.” Evidence of God in creation and in one’s conscience, as stated in Romans 1:18ff, is our starting point.

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