Online Reading (January 31, 2020)

Bit of a monster post today. There are lots of interesting things going on: Brexit: Today the European Union loses one state as the UK leaves. Psychology:  professor claims humans hardwired to dismiss facts inconvenient to their worldview. Writing: Why is so much Christian writing, er, um, bland? Free Speech: John Stackhouse criticizes UK citiesContinue reading “Online Reading (January 31, 2020)”

Online Reading (November 9, 2010)

Welcome to reading some of the things I’m finding interesting today: November 11: While in my present home of Korea, November 11 is “Peppero Day”, back home in Canada, it’s Remembrance day, and there is a debate this year about the white poppy as opposed to the red poppy. Abortion and Slavery: Thabiti Anyabwile givesContinue reading “Online Reading (November 9, 2010)”

Reflections on my First Year of Pastoral Ministry

This week marks one year since I first arrived in Korea and began to preach at the English Worship Service at Sangdang Presbyterian Church. I have to say that pastoral ministry is greatly different than I had imagined it to be, though I’m betting much of that has to do with the different kind ofContinue reading “Reflections on my First Year of Pastoral Ministry”

The Pharisee Culture

“You know how this wine was blended? Different types of Pharisee have been harvested, trodden, and fermented together to produce the subtle flavour. Types that were most antagonistic on earth…. The wickedness of other religions was the really live doctrine in the religion of each; slander was its gospel, and denigration its litany. How theyContinue reading “The Pharisee Culture”