Missing Hope–A Christian Reflection

Many Christians are familiar with the three great treasures spoken of in the Pauline epistles–faith, hope, and love–and with the corresponding conclusion–that the greatest of these is love. I fully agree with Paul on this–yet I think it’s also important not to let faith and hope fall by the wayside. So it troubles me thatContinue reading “Missing Hope–A Christian Reflection”

Practical Problems: How Do I As A Christian Respond To Street Evangelism?

Was walking through downtown Guelph tonight, and nearly passed a guy who started to say something but cut himself off. I did hear him start to say something though, so slowed down and made eye contact. This then gave him the courage to tell me something to the effect that Jesus died and rose againContinue reading “Practical Problems: How Do I As A Christian Respond To Street Evangelism?”

The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: What Should We Celebrate?

This was originally posted on my personal Facebook page in response to a meme shared by the Memes of Jesus Facebook page which I had seen doing the rounds. It is a picture of reformer Martin Luther facing Catholic priest with the caption: “No, the door was fine. I’m just fixing your theology”. The 500thContinue reading “The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: What Should We Celebrate?”

No Morality?: On A Common Misconception of the Life Force

Everyone who knows me even casually knows that I am eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Yet I am concerned about several aspects of it. One in particular is the hinting that Luke Skywalker may be portrayed as a Grey Jedi. For those who don’t know, in Star WarsContinue reading “No Morality?: On A Common Misconception of the Life Force”

Poem: To Stay Or To Leave

I stood at a crossroadsNo idea where to goClouds blind my sightNo stars to guide me by.I was full of fearFull of despairSo I picked up the phoneGave her a call .She said, “Hold on a while longer.”I said, “Thanks Mom,”And hung up the phoneStill not sure what to do.So I cried to the LordAsked,Continue reading “Poem: To Stay Or To Leave”

The Good and Bad of Paul

The Pauline epistles take up a significant portion of the New Testament. Yet I find that public opinion of Paul is widely split, and often polarized. So I thought a brief post on the good and bad of Paul was warranted. When I first read the Bible cover to cover, I didn’t really like Paul.Continue reading “The Good and Bad of Paul”

Lessons of Love From Harry Potter

“There is a room in the Department of Mysteries that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature. It is also perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there.”Continue reading “Lessons of Love From Harry Potter”

Omnipotence, Love and Goodness

I’ve been wrestling lately with romantic loneliness, more so than usual, and in my pondering on the subject, I’ve been inspired to address briefly a common misconception on both sides of the theist and atheist divide. Many Christians believe that their loved ones and unions are God-intended, and some take this to quite disturbing extremes.Continue reading “Omnipotence, Love and Goodness”

Why I Don’t Want My Pain Taken Away

“If you had a choice, would you want your disabilities?” This topic comes up more often than you might think in my life. Sometimes it’s an honest question; sometimes, it’s a sarcastic question where the expected answer is no; and sometimes, it’s a statement where one assumes the answer is no. For many years, theContinue reading “Why I Don’t Want My Pain Taken Away”

The Value of a Nuisance

When I was in my third year of university, I read the Bible cover to cover in two weeks. This is what caused me, finally, to become Christian. One of the things I noticed immediately was that there were some subtle differences between Paul and Christ that I found objectionable. I have since come toContinue reading “The Value of a Nuisance”