Monthly Archives: September 2014

Four Years

It’s hard to believe, but today is the fourth anniversary of Disciplehood. Happy Bloggiversary, readers! On September 30, 2010, I wrote and published Genesis, my audaciously named first blog entry. (To read a little about the genesis of Genesis, check out … Continue reading

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The T-Word Part 4.5: Who’s Testing Whom?

Exodus 17:1-7 is a famous lowlight for the people of Israel, that ends with them being chastised for putting God to the test. But as I listened to that reading in church today, I wondered who was really testing whom. We touched … Continue reading

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The P-Word

My Grade 6 Language Arts teacher thought this doohickey – ! – was called an explanation mark, until a certain chubby know-it-all 11-year-old set him straight. Old habits start early, it seems. In the same classroom, I delighted in pointing … Continue reading

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Ask Somebody Already!

I gave a witness talk at the Calgary Anglican Cursillo Movement‘s monthly worship night (AKA Ultreya) last night, and a few of my friends from that community said they wished they could have attended, and listened the talk. In case some of … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 5: Where the Pencil Meets the Paper

Yesterday, we noted that Deuteronomy 6:16, Matthew 4:7 and Luke 4:12 instruct very clearly, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ And yet, it’s pretty easy to find passages where God not only chooses not to smite those who … Continue reading

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