Category Books

A Cloud By Day, A Fire By Night

I think I am safe in saying that we have too much unclear Christianity today, if it can really be called Christianity. So much in our Christianity has no clear meaning to it. We have so mingled with the culture that it is hard to distinguish between the two. – A.W. Tozer   How do […]

Wild Bill

  When I was growing up, the western was a television staple. There was Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Big Valley, Have Gun Will Travel, The Rifleman and a host of others. The myth of the American West was burned into my psyche. It was a time of larger than life characters, both heroes and villains, […]

Wanted: Leaders For Our Times

Ever have a love/hate relationship? That’s what I have been having with Moral Leadership for a Divided Age. I love this book. I hate this book. I am inspired. I want to scream. Why did they do this to me? The premise is simple enough. If you want to understand leadership, just look at leaders. […]

The God We Choose

One sign that we are maturing is when we find ourselves believing in a God we don’t always like – Luke Norsworthy. It’s a pleasant feeling to finish a book and know you want to read it again. Especially a book about how God doesn’t live up to your expectations. Have trouble believing in a […]

The Last Hour

About two-thirds of the way through The Last Hour I began to wonder if anyone at the publishing house had bothered to read the book before accepting it for publication. I think it was the smugness that annoyed me more than anything. Amir Tsarfati is sure of his beliefs and his interpretation of Biblical prophecy. […]

It’s Okay!

It’s okay to be depressed. It’s okay to have doubts. It’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to be distracted. It’s okay to not be okay.   I became a fan of Sheila Walsh back when she was a purple-haired New Wave singer back in 1981 when I saw her perform at the Greenbelt […]

A Simpler Time?

I remember the late 1960s and early 1970s almost as if they were yesterday. Those were my teen years. Life was good and exiting things were happening in something called the Jesus Movement. California, the epicentre of the movement, was a long way from Montreal and Ottawa, the places I spent those years. But we […]