Religion

On God

November 18, 2012 Comments Off on On God

People complain that God must be cruel and capricious to allow all the misery and tragedy that exists in the world to go on unchecked.  I’m convinced otherwise.  This is a God who, when he looked on humanity’s sinfulness and ... Read More »

Christian Bullies

Christian Bullies
June 13, 2012 1 Comment »

If Christianity with political power looks like the US right now, I’m pretty sure I don’t want to live in a Christian theocracy. Between laws passing in the U.S. forcing women to undergo invasive procedures in the name of convincing ... Read More »

Separation of church and school

February 14, 2011 1 Comment »

This is what happens when you let fundamentalists dictate curriculum.  When last we visited this subject, it was Christian conservatives yanking their kids from evolution in science class and, while I generally dislike “slippery-slope” arguments (not the least because it’s ... Read More »

Little emissaries

Little emissaries
March 31, 2010 Comments Off on Little emissaries

I’m really enjoying the new Matt Maher album, Alive Again.  A line from one song in particular (Flesh And Bone) has stuck with me: I met a man who walked on water Who wore His crown like a blue collar. ... Read More »

Go, sell everything you have…

Go, sell everything you have…
March 30, 2010 3 Comments »

Given what Jesus had to say to the rich young man, what do you think He would have to say to a church that is using a $4.5 million Easter Egg Hunt to get people to come to church on ... Read More »

Liberal beliefs held conservatively

September 15, 2009 6 Comments »

The middle of this last week was spent in Saskatoon at the UofR’s internship seminar.  The seminar itself was nothing to get excited about; fairly routine procedural stuff.  In the course of one of the discussions, however, an interesting debate ... Read More »

Holiness

January 24, 2009 Comments Off on Holiness

We see people as good or bad because we measure them against other people. When measured against the holiness of God, who can think that any of us would be seen as good? It’s only under the cover of Christ’s ... Read More »

Resuming transmission

October 8, 2008 4 Comments »

So it’s been a while – I’ve been away,  been busy and been swamped.  Also, I think Twitter has stolen some of my blogging soul… As readers are aware, I went to Ontario at the end of September to say ... Read More »

This is messed up

November 30, 2007 Comments Off on This is messed up

Islamic protesters calling for the death of a British teacher in Sudan.  The offense?  Naming the class teddy-bear “Muhammed”.  Welcome to the 21st century in Africa, folks…  The kicker?  No parents of students involved in the class project complained.  It ... Read More »

How to turn people off Christianity, part 6165

May 28, 2007 1 Comment »

Build a museum extolling the virtues of the Young Earth movement, while deriding science&# Read More »

Hilarious!

May 17, 2007 Comments Off on Hilarious!

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Deep thoughts

April 19, 2007 3 Comments »

Marc Vandersluys over at The Eagle & Child has an interesting set of posts up about a book called The Evangelical Universalist. The thesis of the book is that God will save everyone in the end (i.e. not everyone is ... Read More »