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
Continue Reading →
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
Continue Reading →
14
MAY
2013

Axel — Our Detective Professor in the Kingdom

Axel Schoeber has just completed his Ph.D. (he has already completed a D.Min.) and it seemed to me as I listened to him about his research that he was an historical detective. He brought an aspect of history alive for me when he talked about his research. Here is something that he wro
Continue Reading →
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
Continue Reading →
09
APR
2013

Disconnected – ET Call Home!

I walk pass this sign many times a day when I am at Carey and I find myself musing, “ET call home.” I feel some tragic nostalgia for the movie and for the reality that ET would never make it without a connected landline. So the question I am pondering is, “Are we at Carey disconnected
Continue Reading →