Monthly Archives: October 2010

Falling

Do you think the world is getting better or worse? And do you think God would agree with your answer? I’ve been struggling with these questions a lot for the past few days – that’s partially why I haven’t posted … Continue reading

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Cross

Would you wear a golden model of a guillotine around your neck? How about a noose, a gas chamber or an electric chair? An iron maiden? Thumbscrews? I sure wouldn’t. But every day, I put a beautiful, little instrument of … Continue reading

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Truth

Liar, Lunatic, Lord? That’s the title of a sermon that my friend and former pastor, Jonathan Hoskin gave on Aug. 9, 2009 (http://www.holytrinitycalgary.org/downloads/aug0909.mp3). I don’t normally remember the names of sermons (I did have to look up the date, I … Continue reading

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Motions

Like its secular Top 40 cousin, Christian rock radio suffers from a disease that could be called Acute Overplayitis (AO), the symptoms of which look like this: popular songs get a lot of airplay, whether or not they happen to … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Day

Late last week, an idea for a blog posting came to me: Pastors Day. ‘There’s a Mother’s Day, a Father’s Day, an Administrative Professionals’ Day (formerly Secretaries’ Day) and even a Groundhog Day. There oughta be a Pastor’s Day!’ I thought to … Continue reading

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Stealing Songs

‘Charles Manson stole this song from the Beatles. We’re stealing it back.’ – U2 lead singer Bono, from the 1988 album Rattle and Hum, introducing the song Helter Skelter I’ve always loved that line – the turn of phrase is … Continue reading

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Bathwater

 My dog made me late for church last week. OK, not late. But thanks to him, I only had time for one cup of coffee before I left. It still felt like a hardship at the time, though. Scotty is … Continue reading

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Felix Felicis

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry gets his hands on a nifty little potion called Felix Felicis – nicknamed Liquid Luck. This handy solution makes the drinker excessively lucky for a period of time, during which everything he … Continue reading

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Goosebumps, Part 3

I’m of the firm opinion that for me, goosebumps are a gift from God. But that doesn’t mean they’re not inconvenient sometimes. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised about this. God’s job is by no means to give us what … Continue reading

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Goosebumps, Part 2

When I finished and posted Goosebumps on Friday, I had no intention of making it the first in a series, but a few hours later, I realized I had more to say on the topic. (That’s hard to believe, I … Continue reading

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