Spiritual Battles

The Syrian Refugee Crisis – A Christian Dilemma?

Matthew 5:9
Back in the 1980's we lived in a neighborhood of respectable lower middle class homes in north-east Toronto. Semi-detached and row housing, low-rent apartments and the like. Our row house backed onto a public school property with an adjacent park and a walking trail. Serenity in the suburbs. Every morning I would walk to the bus stop at...

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis

Isaiah 5:15-16
Just some off-the-cuff thoughts on this story. Mrs. Davis has a dilemma in that her position as county clerk, under the law, requires her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples  - a requirement that is understandably at odds with her Christian faith. If she can't come to terms with this requirement, perhaps she needs to resign. There aren't a lot of Christian...

Just Another Day in the Post Christian Era

2 Chronicles 7:14
A tale of two moralities. Morality #1 You've probably heard about the Ashley Madison data breach. If you haven't here's the abbreviated version: Ashley Madison is an Internet service that facilitates extra-marital affairs. Their tagline is, "Life is short, have an affair." They're essentially an Internet dating service for married people seeking to cheat on their spouse. They have about 30...

Drop God – Keep the Church

1 Timothy 4:1
There was a syndicated news article by Colin Perkel last week with the headline, "Atheist minister wants to keep church job". The story is about a United Church minister, the "Reverend" Gretta Vosper, who has declared that she believes in neither God nor the Bible. Of course, that's her right as a free-willed individual, but...

The Wrong Prayer

I watched the local news on TV last night. There was a story about the naming of three new vessels in our coastal ferry fleet. The names were allegedly chosen from those suggested by the public in a contest. The coastal waters here primarily consist of the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our ever so politically...

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