15
JUL
2014

It is Where I Belong

Someone asked me the other day why church is important to me. For me, it is sort of like asking why my family is important to me. It is where I belong. I know lots of people and many I know well. Some of these people I may tell my story to and I listen to their experience too. But in
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05
APR
2014

3 Churches

In his portion of the Church Dogmatics that explores the doctrine of reconciliation (IV.3/1, 200-274), Karl Barth talks about 3 different “churches.” As I reflected on these types of churches, it struck me that each type could be instructive for our situation in twenty-first century N
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04
OCT
2013

As Christians Rise or Fall…

As Christians Rise or Fall, So Do 100 Country Credit Ratings Here’s a study that links the increased percentage of Christians in a nation to an increase in its economic wellbeing. In fact, an increase in the number of evangelicals seems to have the most impact. What do you think of it
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03
JUL
2013

Books for the Beach (Paddy Ducklow)

My “Book for the Beach” I give a ★★★ for the book and a ★★★★ for how it was read to me. Yes, you literalists, I didn’t actually read this book, I passively listened to it while half sleeping. Context is everything. Each day after teaching an “intensive” (4, 8-hour days translated into
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16
APR
2013

Not Religious, Just Spiritual

Vancouver seems to me to be a post-Christian city with lots of Christians hiding in it. When I head off to church on a Sunday morning, I am aware that most fellow citizens are reading the newspaper, riding bikes, walking seawalls, snowshoeing the mountains, sipping lattes rather than
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