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Alec Ryrie’s “Protestants” – Lurching From One Crisis to the Next

The history of modern Protestantism presented here is one of moving in any number of directions in search of the ideal form of Christian worship and livelihood. Five hundred years of struggling to find that elusive religious identity that both… Continue Reading →

Change For The Better!

There are many of us who become somewhat suspicious or deeply troubled upon hearing yet another announcement that we should get used to the fact that life as we know it is about to change. What we were getting comfortable… Continue Reading →

Learning to Make Sense of Life

This past week has been yet another steep learning curve in my life where I have had to dig deep in order to make sense of a number of personal challenges coming my way, whether it be on the bowling… Continue Reading →

Forgiving the Unforgivable?

Once again, Canadians are facing the big impenetrable as they come to grips with the face of evil in their midst: an Armenian-Canadian has been charged with ten counts of 1st degree murder and 15 counts of attempted murder this… Continue Reading →

Oliver Potzsch’s “The Play of Death” – Murder Mystery Cast in the Depths of Time and Depravity

I recently discovered this author’s works while checking out a book display at my local library. As someone who likes both murder mysteries and historical novels, I find this particular story to be well-written, gripping, informative, historically accurate and, above… Continue Reading →

A Reality Check Compliments of Ingmar Bergman

I guess it is the Nordic blood in my veins that makes me hanker after a little bit of Bergman film noir from time to time. For cinephiles like myself who like darkened, wind-swept, barren landscapes that seem to lock… Continue Reading →

A Great Time in Prison

The last four days in prison ministry at Clallam Bay has been both a challenging and rewarding experience for me and my co-workers. Under the auspices of Kairos Prison Ministries, ┬áthirty-five trained volunteers visited a group of practicing Christian inmates… Continue Reading →

Crazy Week in Review

This past week has been a time of incredible zaniness to say the least: extreme weather, strange e-mails, odd encounters, and unique circumstances to say the least. If it wasn’t driving the Malahat without winter tires, then it was receiving… Continue Reading →

Separation of Church and State?

Talk about a thorny and potentially divisive issue that is now being addressed in the US Congress tax reform package.The framers of this massive omnibus bill, besides proposing a major overhaul of the tax system, have included a clause that… Continue Reading →

Streets without Names

Welcome to the maddening world of trying to get around a North African city like Tangiers. Belle and I took a self-directed tour of the ancient city the other day, and came away both enlightened and flabbergasted as to how… Continue Reading →

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