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WTF Part 4: Clueless Jesus

So far in this series, we’ve stuck with the Old Testament and its barbaric times and alarmingly vengeful depiction of God, but when it comes to WTFs, the OT ain’t got nuthin’ on the Parables of JC. In some of … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Scary?

I realized this week that Advent is my favorite season of the church year – except when I think too much about it. I love the structure and the rhythm of the Advent season – the way its Sundays have themes that … 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 4: Double OT

The (Other) S-Word appears a lot more in the New Testament than the Old, but there’s easily enough Spirit-related material in just the Old Testament to fill a whole book. I barely scratched the surface in Part 3 of this … Continue reading

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Irregardless

I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a Grammar Nazi. Nein, nein, es ist wahr. It’s a bit of an occupational hazard, when you spend more than two decades working as a writer and editor. (But I may … 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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Knock Two Times

Yesterday, we looked at two very comforting passages that contain the word ‘knock’: 1. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and … Continue reading

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