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The I-Word

‘All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)’. – Matthew 1:22-23 Umm, Matthew, don’t you … 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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Son of Joseph, Part 2: Capernaum and Nazareth

Yesterday, we took a look at an event soon after the Feeding of the Five Thousand in John’s Gospel, where people are big fans of Jesus, until He appears to have an agenda that differs from theirs. At that point, … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 3

In the first two parts of this A-Word series, we’ve focused mainly on Exodus 3:13-14, where God tells Moses that His name is I Am. As awesome as that passage is, it’s one of many instances in the Bible where God … Continue reading

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The F-Word, Part 2

If God is love, and love drives out fear, how can fear be an appropriate response to God? That’s where we left off yesterday. We looked at 1 John 4:18 and what it says about the relationship between love and fear, and … Continue reading

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God is Trustworthy

There are apparently 31,174 verses in the Bible, and the middle one is Psalm 118:8: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” Coincidence? Probably. If you’re the sort who believes in coincidences, that is. I don’t … Continue reading

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God is Gentle

There’s a scene in John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men where the kind-hearted but dim-witted character Lennie literally loves his puppy to death. Lennie means only to snuggle and coddle the cute little critter, but doesn’t know his own … Continue reading

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