Category Archives: Religion

Faith in a Time of Fear


(Christmas Day Sermon for Kanata Christian Reformed Church Dec. 25, 2015) Texts: Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. … Continue reading

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Story-Making as Shalom-Making


(On October 24, 2015, I delivered this keynote address at the Christian Courier Story-maker’s Symposium, celebrating that Christian newspaper’s 70th anniversary. Give and take some spur of the moment revisions and minus introductory remarks and the power point slides, this … Continue reading

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Talking with Jews and Muslims


(Another blast from my past. This article was originally published in The Banner, September 14, 1998. I graduated from my MA at the U of Alberta, Edmonton the previous year and just started work as an Admissions Counselor at Redeemer … Continue reading

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God’s Gift of Church Membership


I was generously given a nice little book that I would highly recommend to church pastors as an excellent resource for educating church members of what it means to be a member of a local church. Thom S. Rainer’s I … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Controversy


It has been a while since I last blogged due to a variety of reasons. But nothing like a little controversy to stir up the blogging urge! Last week, news broke all through the Canadian media of a religious accommodation … Continue reading

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Brief Timeline of Christian History


I was recently notified of this Timeline of Christianity from onlinechristiancolleges.com. There seem to be some interesting facts here. Furthermore, I have often been asked by students questions related to church history. So, I am sharing it here with you. … Continue reading

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Relationship, Religion or Both?


(This was published as a guest editorial in Christian Courier, Jan. 28, 2013 issue, p.4.) As a young Christian, I grew up with the ever popular mantra that Christianity is not a religion but rather a personal relationship with God. … Continue reading

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