Category Archives: Water

Baldy’s Thirst Birthday

On August 25, I say goodbye to my early 40s, and I’m not super happy about that. So I’ve decided to postpone Age 45 by donating my upcoming birthday to a worthy cause – and you can help. About this time … Continue reading

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Wine, Part 1

Wine is mentioned in at least 240 Bible passages, but this week I picked a new favorite: As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving … 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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The (Other) S-Word, Part 9: Holy Hitchhiker

I know I’ve promised to spend some time on Pentecost in this series, and we will get there. But for today, let’s jump ahead a bit to one of my favorite stories in the entire Book of Acts: Philip and … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 3: Going into OT

As I said in Part 1 of this series, while the Holy Spirit came to stay at Pentecost, He’s been involved in the biblical narrative and the lives of human beings since Day 1 – literally. Having said that, there’s … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … 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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Blood, Sweat & Tears

A couple of years ago, I wrote back-to-back posts titled Earth, Wind and Fire and Creedence Clearwater Revival. I was keen to continue on this ’60s band name train, but ran out of track. Until today. I hope you’ll forgive me … Continue reading

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FireWater Part 3

So far in this series, we’ve focused mainly on Old Testament uses of the terms fire and water, but the New Testament is also soaked with water references and aflame with discussions of fire. First, let’s wade into a couple … Continue reading

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FireWater Part 2

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. – Genesis 1:1-2 Wait. If God hadn’t created anything yet, how were there waters … Continue reading

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