Blog (Page 11)

Blog (Page 11)

How Good and Pleasant

Our local ministerial meets tomorrow. This monthly gathering of peers in ministry is a highlight for me. I look forward to the opportunity to spend a bit of time chatting with other pastors and ministry workers, all of whom have such a heart for Jesus and for his kingdom and his church. Meeting with these men and women is the spiritual equivalent to a shot of B12…

The Undervalued Virtue

I regularly employ a couple of different devotionals as part of my daily routine of spending time in scripture and prayer with God. The one is the old classic, Streams in the Desert; the other is Job and Sawchuck’s A Guide to Prayer. Every now and then, the two seem to overlap in what I take as a divine call to pay attention to something God wants to impress upon me.…

What’s the Emphasis?

I was being given a hard time the other day because I had started to do some teaching with the words: “One of my favourite verses in scripture says…” I was immediately interrupted with the question, “Kerry, you are always talking about your favourite verses. You must have several hundred favourite verses. Which one is your favourite?” It took me a only couple of…

If a Tree Falls in a Forest…

One of the first questions often posed in an introductory philosophy class is the one about a tree falling in a forest, and if there is no one present to hear it fall, did it really make any noise. You might check out Wikipedia’s article on the subject—the range of answers is quite fascinating. Unfortunately, all of them tend to be very human-centered (and rather…

What Are We Afraid of?

In his book, Chasing Daylight: Seize the power of every moment, Irwin McManus wrote the following intriguing comment: You would think that having unlimited options would be the platform for freedom, but that is often not the case. We (i.e., Christians) have put so much emphasis on avoiding evil that we have become virtually blind to the endless opportunities for doing…

What Not to Do in the New Year…

One of the daily emails I receive is from Mikey’s Funnies, a Christian humor ministry. While it was a re-cycled posting, the reminder was still worthy of a chuckle. 15 EXERCISES WE’D BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT IN 2012… Jumping on the bandwagon Wading through paperwork Running around in circles Pushing your luck Spinning your wheels Adding fuel to the fire Beating…