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Perfect: Is that All?

Bless me, reader(s), for I have sinned: it has been more than two months since my last blog post. I suspect that few of you are particularly upset by the long dearth of content – surely there are other places … Continue reading

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Perfect?

Nobody’s perfect. In his recent Address the Mess sermon series, Atlanta megapastor Andy Stanley pointed out that when we say the above phrase – and we all say it from time to time – we’re acknowledging that ‘There is a perfect … Continue reading

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Cup or Funnel?

My cup runneth over. In this oft-quoted line from the oft-quoted Psalm 23, David rightly acknowledges that God pours out grace on us faster and more fully than we can receive it and take it in. But maybe the reason that our … Continue reading

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Li’l Abner

In Anatomy of a PsalmSong, I told you about my first encounter with a guy named Barry, who declared that I have the Spirit of David upon me – flattening me with a very unexpected and much appreciated blessing, despite the fact … 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 W-Word, Part 2

When I first came to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, it was pretty common to see people raising their hands during worship songs. And since my limited church experience had all come in fairly traditional churches, this freaked me out a … Continue reading

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Sandals

At beginning of the iconic Burning Bush scene in Exodus 3, God tells Moses to ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’ But was that a command – or an invitation? In the December issue of … Continue reading

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