Await the Voice of God with Great Expectation

Christmas is a time of waiting. For kids, the anticipation of gifts, for parents the angst of buying gifts and cooking meals. The Advent season offers a time to reflect, to remember that we’re in a joyful expectation of the coming act God puts into motion to...
Notice

Notice

There’s a common theme as you read through the stories in the first four books in the New Testament. Jesus interacts with people that are outcasts, the people everyone can see but nobody wants to notice. Jesus takes the time to turn cultural practices on its...

Jesus and the Other – On Refugees

There’s a story in the Bible found in the book of Mark 7. It’s particularly relevant today given the events covered by the media about the influx of Syrian refugees into Western Europe. The story begins with Jesus interacting with the Pharisees. The...

How you can respond to the Syrian refugee crisis

It took the exposure of the lifeless body of a small child lying face down in the ocean’s sand to raise the collective disgust of the West. Canadians are fortunate in a way. The massive influx of refugees from the world’s trouble spots won’t suddenly...