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Cast All Your Anxieties


(When my daughter Bethany – pictured here – graduated from Grade 8 last year, I was asked to deliver the “Parent’s Speech”. This post was that graduation speech I delivered to my daughter’s graduating Grade 8 class of 2015 for … 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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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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