History: Screwtape reflects on the life of C.S. Lewis on the occasion of the latter’s birth. Discipleship: Paul Carter writes on the needs of good spiritual habits. Politics and Religious Freedom: John Stackhouse reflects own a recent Cardus poll concerning the religious beliefs of Canadian Party leaders. A little disturbing for those of us who … Continue reading Online Reading (November 29, 2019)
Law: The American Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) shows application beyond helping Hobby Lobby avoid contraceptive mandates. Technology and Farming: An old WWII bunker in London enters a phase of life as an underground vegetable farm. Technology and Frustration: Seems Elon Musk’s reveal of the new Tesla truck didn’t quite go as planned. Christian Leadership: … Continue reading Online Reading (November 28, 2019)
Sunday Worship: An interesting quote from D.A. Carson Family Conflict: Joe Carter gives some thoughts on how to deal with family conflict during the holiday season. Thanksgiving: Jon Bloom examines the Christian value in giving thanks. World Leaders: the CBC does an in-depth report on Chinese president Xi Jinping Repression: In the meantime, the AP … Continue reading Online Reading (November 27, 2019)
Divorce and Remariage: Tom Screiner opines on the Bible’s views on divorce and remarriage. (I’m not sure what I think).Biblical Authenticity: An article on how predictive prophecy can demonstrate Biblical authority.Cost Savings: A new baby clothes library has opened up in my city.Hong Kong: The massive disconnect between the people of Hong Kong and their … Continue reading Online Reading (November 26, 2019)
One of my friends posted an article on Christians and homosexuality on his facebook page, and then asked for thoughtful response. I am going to attempt that here (the jury's out on whether or not I've succeeded), but given the length involved, it wasn’t an easy task, so I’m putting it on my website, so … Continue reading A response to an article on facebook.
When I was much younger and only beginning to really explore the Christian faith, I remember creating an abridged version of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Strongly reformed, even the 1962 Canadian version of the standard prayer book for Anglicans bore strong overtones of the reformation that gave voice to the original prayer books … Continue reading Scandalous Mercy (wherein is expounded the difference between unmerited favour and favour despite evil; how one is a greater scandal to my self-righteousness)
Bible Translations: Get Religion talks about the problem Journalists have in knowing which translation of the Bible they should quote in stories.Money: Be careful of taking a banks advice of how to deal with US borer and customs.Abortion: A very good reader-level examination about what happens to abortion laws in the US if Roe v. … Continue reading Online Reading (July 20, 2018)