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Speaking in Tongues


The phenomenon of speaking in tongues is common among Charismatic-Pentecostal type churches. It is also controversial, even though increasingly accepted in Christianity. Some Christians see the so-called charismatic spiritual gifts like prophecy and tongue speaking as ceased, i.e. the Holy … Continue reading

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Consumerism and the Church


(This post was originally published as “Have It Your Way? When the Church Embraces Consumerism” in The Banner, April 22, 2002, pp. 28-30.) A new church recently opened in my neighborhood. How did I know? Well, it was hard not … Continue reading

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Finding Your Self


(This post is a revised version of an article with the same title originally published in The Banner, September 2004, pp. 48-50.) At York University where I serve as Campus Minister and Director of a Christian student club, I have … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Modernism? Part 2


(This is the second half of an article originally published in The Banner, April 23, 2001, pp. 24-26. For the first half, see here.) Scientism One morning I was watching TV with my 2-year-old daughter. A skit in a children’s … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Modernism? Part 1


(Another old article I had written. This was originally published in The Banner, April 23, 2001, pp. 24-26.) Postmodernism is all the rage these days. Plenty of books and articles have been written about it. Students take classes about it. … Continue reading

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When Certainty is Wrong


(This was originally published in The Banner, Nov. 20, 2000, pp. 33-35) Have you ever asked yourself if you are truly saved? How can you be certain that Christianity is true? How can we be sure that the Bible is … 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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