Category Archives: Bible

God’s Big Story and You


My fourth teaching video, God’s Big Story and You, is my attempt at giving a panoramic summary of the Bible’s grand narrative. I am trying to summarize it into a worldview story that can help us make sense of our world, … Continue reading

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Understanding Biblical Justice


(This is a guest post by Karen Long, a student leader with the Leadership, Culture and Christianity student club at York University) Book Review: Marshall, Chris. The Little Book of Biblical Justice: A Fresh Approach to the Bible’s Teachings on Justice. … Continue reading

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Be Perfect?


(This post was originally published as an article in The Banner, Feb, 2010) Are you a perfectionist? Is your boss one? Perhaps you have a perfectionist parent or sibling? In any case, you probably know that perfectionists can be hard … Continue reading

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Going to the Dogs?


I have been alerted to an interesting article: Jesus Was Not Colorblind: Racial Slurs and the Syrophoenician Woman. It’s a reflection based on Mark 7:24-37. The author, David R. Henson, suggests that “Jesus uttered a racial slur” towards the Gentile woman … Continue reading

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Improvising Within Biblical Authority


On my family vacation last summer, we visited Avonlea Village of Green of Gables in Prince Edward Island. My girls loved Anne of Green Gables, and so we knew that we had to insert it into our trip to the … Continue reading

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Scripture and Life: Monologue, Silence or Dialogue?


I ended my last post by making the point that Scripture is not authoritative on everything but only on matters of salvation and church beliefs and practices. This might give the impression that I am suggesting that Scripture is irrelevant … Continue reading

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Scripture Alone?


(This blog is based on a sermon delivered at Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011.) One of the major themes from the Reformation is “Scripture Alone” or, in its Latin form, sola scriptura. Although this is … Continue reading

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