Posts from the ‘Apologetics’ Category

Storm News

Tonight a big winter storm has been forecast to hit here. Rain, snow and freezing rain make up this weather intrusion. And so we get ready. Read more…

Better Or Bitter?

When troubles come, especially the ones which we cause to ourselves, we can change our ways or blame someone else for the mess we made of it.

If you smoke and then get cancer, don’t blame God. If you eat the wrong foods a lot don’t blame God for your heart problems. If you grouch at people, gossip and criticise don’t blame God (or people) for your loneliness. And so on…

Now, on the other hand, the Bible does teach that God does bring problems on people sometimes. Read more…

Babe Cry

Twenty years ago we lived in a house completely surrounded by trees. One night, after midnight, we heard the scream of a baby in pain. We got up and searched, thinking someone may have thrown a baby from a car into the trees. Despite the cries we could not locate the baby.

Finally I felt inspired to look up into the trees. There it was up a tree! Read more…

SBNR

So today I heard more about the growing number of people who reply to surveys about religious affiliation as “none”. The CBC radio show Tapestry investigated this on the show this afternoon.

In the US about 30% of younger people use this description, while in Canada that number is more like 25%. However, for the whole population the number is about the same for both countries at 20%.

And there is a new name for some in this category, SBNR’s. Read more…

Yummy

How wonderful!

Today we went to London to visit our good friends of more than a quarter of a century. Saturday their new bakery (Artisan Bakery) will open.

What a feast lays before anyone who enters: Read more…

Love With All

It may be my “duty” to do things that please my wife, but duty does not drive me. Love motivates me to be and do all I can to make her happy. I delight when I do something that she particularly likes. She blesses me with her reaction.

If you serve God as fire insurance to avoid hell, or because God is like a little pet that just brings you (notice the you here) pleasure or warm fuzzies or because you want to put up a show for those in your congregation, well, you’ve missed it. Read more…

Explain or Experience

Science takes the big picture and reduces it into a single factor to test it out. Since none of us live one factor at a time scientific research can sometimes sound ridiculous. Read more…