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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 […]

The Hospitable Leader

I like food, which makes me no different from anyone else. Until I read The Hospitable Leader though, I hadn’t given much thought to the role food plays in effective leadership. Terry A. Smith’s new book is about much more than food, as he calls on leaders (and those aspiring to leadership) to consciously develop […]

Little Women

Confession time: I’ve never read Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, first published in 1868. I always thought, rightly or wrongly, that it was the sort of book women read, but real men didn’t. That meant I thought twice when offered the opportunity to preview a modern film adaptation, which hits theatres today. My […]

Non Sequitur

I’ve seen this sign for 50 years and never understood it. I know what the words mean. But what makes it significant?  When I was younger, I studied some of the poems of Robert Frost. Every school child did. The man was an American icon, rightly celebrated for his way with words. I don’t remember though […]