Monthly Archives: August 2011

Grey Areas Part 2 – Good Lies?

We use the phrase ‘little white lie’ quite often, but is this a human concoction that does not exist in the Kingdom of Heaven? At first blush, I’d say yes. No lies are white, all are black (according to the … Continue reading

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Grey Areas, Part 1 – Digital Quicksand

I have a confession to make. I cut a corner a few months ago, and it’s coming back to haunt me. You see, I wrote a blog post called Mountain Top (https://robpetkau.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/mountain-top/) about a great experience I’d had recently while … Continue reading

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Satan

Get thee behind me, Satan! – Matthew 16:23 Pretty harsh words to level at poor Peter, don’cha think, Jesus? Particularly since these words followed so closely on the heels of when you called him the Rock on which You will … Continue reading

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Johnny & Pete

If you’ve known me for a long time, the title of this blog entry might cause you might wonder if I’m writing a nostalgic look at adolescent buddyhood. After all, my nickname in high school was Pete (for no real … Continue reading

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Bibliology

The Bible: Read it again, for the first time. OK, I kind of highjacked that phrase, which I first heard when it was used to promote the souped-up 20th-anniversary versions of the Star Wars trilogy. But I think the slogan … Continue reading

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Brainwashed?

My son horrified me the other day. While we were playing video games, he casually told me about what he described as an encounter with God. On a recent stormy night, the rain was keeping him awake and he was … Continue reading

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Rope

‘It’s like pushing on a rope.’ I was introduced to that phrase a couple of days ago by someone at work who was having trouble getting what he wanted from people who were under no real obligation to follow his … Continue reading

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