Category Religion

Tannenbaum

It is our second Christmas in Germany, and I can’t decide if I prefer the simple white lights used as Christmas decorations here, or the multi-colored ones of North America. I think the white ones are a remnant from the days of wax candles – you didn’t have the options electricity gives. The displays here […]

Time To Dance!

I was at an event at a local church recently when dancing broke out. For those who are shocked at the concept of dancing in a church, I should point out it wasn’t during a worship service. It was at an afternoon café, a drop-in for members of the local refugee community. It is held […]

Visions of Advent

There is a Christmas Market in in front of the Rathaus (city hall) in Vienna. It is big and colourful with lots for sale. But there is more to it than just commercialism. Part of the market is the Nativity Trail, a series of 12 nativity scenes, different interpretations of the birth of Jesus Christ. Back […]

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 […]