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I have been thinking about writing an extended piece on the storyline of the Bible (hopefully I get around to it). My reason for thinking about this is that I want Christians to understand the Bible story from creation all the way to the new creation. We must understand how the story of the Bible…

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When we became parents, we noticed that the chief goal of many parents who are older is to tell you how horrible the next stage of parenting will be. This is especially true as your kids enter the teen years.   “You just wait,” they say. “Your kids will be teens. We’ll have to talk…

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A lady walked into the doctor’s office. “Doc,” she said, “I’m worried. I have a pain in my eye whenever I drink tea.” The doctor said, “Then take the spoon out of the cup before you drink.” As a kid, I worried a lot. I worried about the bully on the playground, the broccoli on…

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I think, by now, almost all Christians in Canada think that the Canadian church is in a period of great decline. Whether we think the primary cause is our own failures as a church, the increasing hostile secularism of our culture, or some combination of factors, most of us think this is not our finest…

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Do you like cartoons? Right now I have a few taped to the bottom of my computer monitor. One cartoon has two windows with signs over each window. Over the first it says “complaints.” The line at the complaint window stretches out of sight. People look like they’ve been locked in a pickle jar for…

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Christians are known for some great things. Like Christmas and Easter. We’ve built orphanages, hospitals, fed the hungry, cared for the sick, and founded many of the great universities.   But sometimes friends have told me that they know far too many grumpy Christians, and I’m left shaking my head. Grumpy Christians? Shouldn’t this be…

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In light of recent news, some things have been on my mind lately. Several days ago, the CBC reported that Canada Post employees in Saskatoon refused to deliver fliers containing graphic images of aborted babies, which many people would find disturbing. And so, these employees took a stand. Eventually it was agreed that others would…

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When you leave this world, how will you be remembered?   Maybe people will remember that you set a world record. Like Fin Keheler, who stuck 43 snails to his face for 10 seconds. Surpassing the previous record of 36. The poor guy is still cleaning slime out of his ears. My kids have made…

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The centre of my preaching and teaching ministry has always been a verse by verse exposition of Scripture. That said, beginning in the fall, I will be leading my listeners through the exciting book of Philippians, which I believe provides us with a road map for how to penetrate a resistant culture with the gospel.…

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