Tag 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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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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A Biblical View of Diversity


This is an edited excerpt from my previously published article, “Racism, Revelation and Recipes: Towards Christian Inter-Cultural Communities” (Christian Educator’s Journal, April 2008). It lays out a biblical-theological perspective on ethnic diversity and racism. I regard this as still a … 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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Bible as Map Part 2


In my previous post, I suggested that instead of treating the Bible as an ethical or moral GPS that gives us specific directions to our contemporary ethical questions – either corporate or personal questions – we need to treat the … Continue reading

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