Reasons to hope this Easter

Saturday, April 15, 2017

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”—Luke 24:5 He is risen, indeed! Resurrection is the ultimate sign of…

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Hopeful sermons rooted in real life

Monday, January 30, 2017

Still Daring to Hope John Regehr CMU Press What is the subject? Still Daring to Hope is a collection of 20 sermons on a variety of biblical texts,…

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Through up or down, God is in it all

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It was a difficult year. On the cultural front, 2016 saw the loss of several artists who spoke to North American cultural consciences. Amid rapid change, we feel…

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I shall not want

Friday, January 1, 2016

Last year, my family moved to a city of 20 million people. It has been exhilarating, wonderful and completely overwhelming. Many days I wonder: How am I going…

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Overcoming shattered dreams

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Grief, Grace and Hope: The Autobiography of Pakisa K. TshimikaAuthor: Pakisa K. TshimikaLately I have read several autobiographies by people I have known personally who have overcome great obstacles to achieve their goals. Pakisa Tshimika’s story tops them all with the courage he displays in triumphing over adversity. In the introduction, Tshimika quotes Henri Nouwen: “The question is not how to avoid loss…but how to choose it as a passage, as an exodus to greater life and freedom.”

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In-between, there is hope

Monday, June 1, 2009

Psalm 22:1 holds words attributed to King David; however, we know them best as words cried out by our Lord Jesus as he experienced excruciating pain while fastened with nails upon the cross (Matthew 27:46). For both David and Jesus, these heart-wrenching words of desertion reflected the greatest dread of all – the fear of God’s abandonment.

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