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Building a Bridge

By Scott Tolhurst | December 22, 2023

I am terrible at fractions. Ask me to divide 3/8’s by 6/7ths, and watch my eyes glaze over.* It’s not that math is foreign to me, nor that I can’t…

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Easter weekend had come and gone. The Super Bowl Sunday for a music pastor. It was an amazing celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and now, it was…


The Practice of Giving Up Something at Lent

In my last blog, I had made mention of the ancient Christian practice of celebrating Lent. My main emphasis then was my observation that, whereas the death and resurrection of…


First Law of Spiritual Motion

There are times in life when we are pulled by our desires, expectations, hopes and mostly, by our faith. We have a sense of what God wants us to do and it attracts us.


5 Reasons Evangelical Christians Should Consider Observing Lent

If you didn’t know, Wednesday February 22 was Ash Wednesday. On this day, Christians, for centuries and around the world, drew the sign of a cross on their foreheads.


Reaching in the Dark

I have a morning ritual. I take my coffee and toast to the den to begin my day. The den is dark at 5:30 am. Since I read from my devices, I have no need for lights. I do need my coffee, so before dawn I sip and read in shadows. The time is peaceful and quiet, most of the time.


Responding to the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

It’s hard to grasp the magnitude of what has occurred. As I write this blog, the death count has risen to 20,000. But because the situation in both countries is…


Lost and Found

Anxiety, rejection, loneliness. Grief, confusion, aimlessness. Have you ever experienced the uncertainty of feeling lost? To be lost is to be unable to find your way – to feel insecure and disoriented without certainty of recovery.


Mass Shooting Syndrome

At the time of writing this blog, there have been 39 mass shootings in the US in 2023. Let that sink in. The year has barely begun and already there…


Replacing Sin

Returning home from shopping, I uttered the words that my son desperately dreaded hearing, “Please try on these clothes to see if they’ll fit.” After several attempts to thwart the…

If God Is in It

Steve Biggerstaff, the COO of Back to the Bible Canada, just sent me a note. Back to the Bible Canada will be on the air in Jamaica starting this month. That is the third country to be recently added. In the spring, we went on air in the African nation of Liberia and on air in the UK in October.


We Make the Road by Walking

The title above is an edited quote from a Spanish poet named Antonio Machado. His poem reminds us that our footsteps create the path we need. We make our way…


Dr. John Reflects on 2022

I have been reflecting on the year that is now almost past. Since God is sovereign over history, I have also pondered over which events might signal what God is…


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