Category Archives: Music

Milestones, Part 2

As often happens lately, what I thought would be one Disciplehood post turned out to be too long to be read in one go. Therefore, I decided to split Milestones in two. Now for the navel-gazing promised in Part 1 … Continue reading

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The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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Yo, Lazarus!

Last time, we explored the story of Lazarus in John 11, and speculated that while this revivification story is great for us to read about in hindsight, it might not have been all that hot to experience. Especially for Lazarus. … Continue reading

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The Hooky Song

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never blogged about one of my biggest God Moments, and it is time to right that wrong. Here goes: It all started one day when I decided to play hooky from church … … Continue reading

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The Lord Is Come

Have you ever noticed how Christmas song lyricists seem to play by their own rules? That’s always bugged me. Like most kids, I used to love Jingle Bells, but what the heck is a bobtail? And in the second verse … Continue reading

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Roofs and Raincoats

Tomorrow at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Calgary, we’re going to sing Grace Like Rain – and I want to challenge you to spend a little time reflecting on the lyrics of this popular worship song. Not the verses so much, though. Christian … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too

Yesterday, I talked about John Lennon’s classic ballad Imagine, and how it bears a strong resemblance to the last few chapters of Revelation. But I deliberately avoided spending time on my favorite part of the visions of John of Patmos … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 1: I Wonder If We Can

Some years back, a dreamer named John invited people to Imagine a world where there’s no country, nothing to kill or die for, no need for greed or hunger – and no religion too. Then, a couple thousand years later, one of … Continue reading

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Stripes

Isaiah 53:5. After John 3:16, this was the first Bible verse I was really conscious of. Not the actual verse, but its name: Isaiah 53:5. And I was only made aware of these six letters, three digits and a colon … Continue reading

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