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JESUS: The Easter Story

By On April 4, 2019

  You are wondering why Easter is a special weekend for Christians around the world. It has nothing to do with bunnies and colorful eggs. That maybe fun for children but it really is no part of the Christian story of Easter.  It is the weekend that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The evidence that Jesus…

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Christian, Your Portion is Different!

By On April 2, 2019

Bigger. Better. Newer. Faster. There my mind goes again. Why does my mind so often slip into the craving mode? A faster car; a more powerful bike; a bigger home; more stylish clothes; a better return on my investments; a more exotic vacation; a more influential position; a more impressive body, etc.? Have you ever noticed that those dreams often…

Bible Bites

The Rock in Your Life

By On March 26, 2019

Maybe you feel like King David today.  If there were tissues back then, how many boxes would he have gone through? Were his eyes swollen from crying? There would be the sobs and the times when he would stand up, turn to the wall and raise his arms, with his fists closed, throwing his head back and saying: “O, God!”…

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Oh, be Quiet!

By On March 19, 2019

Depending on how it’s said, the command to ‘be quiet’ could be quite offensive – especially if you’re in the middle of a sentence. It can be rather embarrassing when you’re trying to explain your point of view and someone shuts you down with “Oh, be quiet!” Be quiet – does not only mean to close your mouth and cease…

Life Lessons

Nature or Nurture – Identical Strangers

By On March 19, 2019

Before a research project involving people proceeds, most organizations require an independent ethical evaluation. That’s the norm today – but, it wasn’t always. Back in 1961, it seems Psychiatrist Peter B. Neubauer had a shocking amount of discretion in meddling with humans in researching the nature versus nurture question. To read about it today – his research seems nothing less…

Life Lessons

It’s Not a Level Playing Field – The Side Door

By On March 15, 2019

You may not find this shocking in the least. For many, it seems like a proverbial truism – people with connections and money have an uncanny way of getting what they want. As troubling as this reality is, we are resigned to a reluctant acceptance of unlevel playing fields in most sectors of society. But in the single most important…

Bible Bites

The Fractured Family – a Hurting Mother

By On March 13, 2019

The heart-broken mother stood weeping at the cross. Little did she think when she had the spectacular visit from Gabriel that life would take such a turn. Three decades earlier the future seemed bright. She had been singled out by the Lord to bring the long-awaited-for Christ into the world. How could she ever forget the night of His birth…

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God Imitators

By On February 26, 2019

So, you’re a seasoned actor. You have played the role of Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables and Winston Churchill in the documentary Churchill at War. Your newest assignment is to play Billy Graham in the upcoming movie The Presidents’ Preacher. Every spare minute you have, you’re researching the life of the late Billy Graham. You watch every old…

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Snub No One in the Body

By On February 19, 2019

Look around your community. Is there only one ‘Christian’ church? Some Christians do the church-hopping thing. One church one Sunday and another the next. They never make a commitment to the Lord or to honouring the truths of Scripture. They never benefit from being identified with a local community of believers. Have you ever thought about what all believers have…