Category Archives: Fatherhood

Jesus’ Granddads, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the startling fact that the genealogies of Jesus that are recorded in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 are completely different – and explored a couple of theories put forward by biblical scholars to explain the discrepancy. Both theories feel a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 1

The first 17 verses of the New Testament are not the most compelling read in the Bible, but they’re pretty iconic, and entirely relevant at Christmastime. And if you look at them from the right angle, they’re actually kinda beautiful. … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 3: Father Abraham

Yesterday, we talked about the Book of Job, which teaches us that we’re supposed to trust God regardless of circumstances. But when it comes to the way this story discusses Job’s children, that is a difficult test. The testing of Abraham disturbs … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 2: A Tough Job

As I suggested yesterday, Jesus’ testing in the wilderness gave him ample time to ponder famous stories of testing from Scripture. And I wonder if His thoughts on these time-honored tales changed at all, as he pondered them from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Observance

Golden wedding anniversaries are amazing occasions. The thought of spending five decades married to someone – building a life together, raising kids together, overcoming squabbles and hard times, and surviving Empty Nest Syndrome – is a huge accomplishment. Several years ago, … Continue reading

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For Granddad and Grandpa and Grandma

An old friend will sit in with the Holy Trinity Music Team once again this Sunday, as we say Vaya con dios to another Stampede Week in Calgary. No, I’m not referring to vertically gifted bassist Brian McKenzie. Brian is … Continue reading

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God is Daddy

I’ve mentioned before that the translation of the word Abba was a watershed moment in my Christian journey. Abba is the Aramaic word for father that Jesus used when talking to God. Traditionally, it’s been translated as ‘Papa’, but some have … Continue reading

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