Category Archives: Spirituality

Success through the Eyes of Faith


I wish to make it clear here that my vocational transition was more about following Christ’s calling rather than finding greener pastures. This “career move” can easily be made to fit into the world’s narrative of success, as in constantly moving on to bigger and better. But I had always said that I go to (and stay) where I believe God is calling me. Success, in my understanding of Scripture, means, above all, faithfulness to Christ’s call, along with the missional kingdom fruitfulness born of that. Continue reading

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Counterfeit Faith 2 – Experientialism


In my previous post, I warned against dogmatism as a counterfeit faith. In this post, I want to warn about falling into the opposite extreme. This post was actually published in The Banner (April 2014 print edition) as “The Idolatry … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving (Canadian) Devotion 2014


Last night at Theology over Pizza (our weekly gathering for York students), I asked everyone to name one specific thing that they were thankful for. A variety of things were mentioned: people were thankful for siblings, spouses, children, parents and … 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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Spirituality is NOT an Adrenalin Rush


Lately, for my daily devotions, I am reading the devotions in my NIV Men’s Devotional Bible (Zondervan 1993). Last Friday’s reading, an excerpt by Archibald Hart, really rang true for me and I just had to share this with the … Continue reading

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Is Your Church Extroverted?


I was alerted to this blog containing an infographic on The Extroverted Church (reproduced below with permission).┬áIt’s an interesting piece and worth pondering about. It connects with a chat I had recently with a student who voiced her discomfort at … 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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