Category Religion

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 […]

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 […]

Your Sunday Quote

First Reflections on Delta

Passion and fear. Fear and passion. Twin emotions that permeate Delta, the new album from Mumford & Sons, which is released today. Marcus Mumford and his bandmates have produced a sonic tour-de-force that will take multiple listens to unveil the depths of the lyrical exploration into the human condition. For someone like me, far more […]

What Are We Afraid Of?

I’m feeling indecisive this morning; can’t decide what today’s post should be. So I’ve decided to share this one again, originally posted in November 2014. I have mentioned that it is my custom to attend church on Sunday wherever I may find myself, which explains why I was at St. Edmund’s Church in the British […]

Eugene Peterson – Influencer

I never met Eugene Peterson, who died Monday at age 85, but I was well aware of his influence. You can find an outpouring of affection and appreciation online, and I am not going to add to that. I do think it fitting though that I re-post this piece, which ran April 16, 2016. When […]

The Warning

I thought I had posted this picture a couple of weeks ago, then realized that somehow it got overlooked. We spent a couple of days in Pembroke, Ontario, earlier this month reconnecting with some old friends and making new ones. We lived there 1987-1999, more or less, so the visit brought back a lot of […]