On June 20, 2016 I wrote an essay entitled The Triumph of Buffoonery in which I mused on the candidacy of Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States of America. I also hoped that the Republican Party would soon take a principled stand against the uninformed magnate. This week, 7 weeks later, reports… Continue reading End of the Trump Circus
I make these observations knowing full well that many respected leaders in the Christian community hold views that are contrary to Messianic teaching. I venture to share the observations because the risk is too great if I didn’t. To a man, the globally renown evangelists, popular and respected apologists, telepreachers and seminary professors, confidently proclaim… Continue reading Some Observations on the Nature of Death
Who would have thought that a public figure in modern politics in the 21st. century could advocate a ban on a religious group and get away with repeating it? Since starting to write this article at the beginning of the United States Election campaign I have learned that when Donald Trump opens his mouth it… Continue reading The Triumph of Buffoonery
The Passover should remain grounded in the understanding that some things not change. Passover is essentially a sacrificial monument in which blood spilled as a means of liberation and identity. When God ordered the death of the firstborn in Egypt He made provision so that Israelites would not suffer loss. The slaughtered lamb provided the cover a satisfactory substitute for the firstborn in every Israelite home. It is to accomplish this very thing that Christ is Paschal Lamb.
The Prince of Peace gives peace that is not defined by circumstances. If one is invited to walk on water one needs eyes on the destination and inviter, not on the waves. We often find ourselves in doubt about our status: concerned about work, play, health, finances, and relationships. If anxiety accompanies our reflections then… Continue reading Royal Peace
Canada is no paragon, but it is my home and land. I hope that Canadians will change their naive course of celebrating multicilturalism without defining the core values. It seems that given the ready embrace of newcomers in the Canadian Charter we will have either a healthy integration of people or an unhealthy competition to… Continue reading Bridges to Nowhere
No Cross The absence of the cross from the range of declarations made by possibility preachers is diagnostic. The Cross is comprised of sacrifice: body and blood offered for sin remission. Cross also distinguishes Christian life from unregenerate life with its glory in suffering. A possibility preacher will tell you unabashedly that he/she rejects adversity… Continue reading A Closer Look at Possibility Preaching, Pt 2