Sometimes the scheduled newscasts consist of nothing but sad and bad news. Would the listeners feel the pain of these tragedies? Violence is so widespread, the killings so many...
All through the Western states and provinces the fires are raging. The damage is incalculable. We think and ponder, we talk about details…and we go on our way. What can we do?
The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter. Set in 1837 India controlled by the East India Company, two soldiers of the company go in search of a famous poet adventurer believed captured by Thugs. For people who like history, detective stories, exotic locations and customs, interaction between cultures,...
Albert Einstein echoed what the Bible had said ages before. Romans 8:18-27, speaks of “our present sufferings." Believers, too, know hardships and fear. Yet, Romans 8 also has good news...
“Is it true?” he asked, “that in American streets one sees houses without people around, talking together?” I answered that was mostly so. He said, “There must be much loneliness in America…”
We all felt the emotional weight of this man’s experience. He had not only witnessed a terribly tragic event, he had been part of it. After a long silence I had to ask the question…
Judges Chapter 17 tells of a little family that struggles with situations outrageously problematic and complicated. What can we learn from them?
What's the Trinity like? I was thinking about this the other day, and though I know I risk heresy by even trying to liken the Trinity to something within human experience, here are my thoughts.
I’m not saying legal standing, such as the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on Same-sex marriage, doesn’t mean something or carry any weight. It certainly does. It just doesn’t have anything to do with love.
There is one space that makes me nervous. I can’t rearrange it or make sure it’s painted my favorite colors. I’m just asked to trust that it will be perfect, with no weeping or sorrow or pain.
The ugly clouds of conflict, distress, and famine hang heavy over many nations. Who of us has not had pessimistic thoughts about the future of the world? Yet, as we believers, we have a source of security...
The suffering on a world scale is so enormous that we try not to think of it. Yet the Messiah, in His empathy, took our sin upon himself. How can we enter other people's suffering?
Graduation exercises are hardly a suitable setting to ponder on educational ideals. But graduation stands as an exclamation point at the conclusion of another year, how can it be avoided?
Ponder with me the reality of illness. It is more than the pain — it brings hardships and problems. Illness affects not only the patient but fellow family members and wider communities. What can we do?
The moving industry is a growing business; more than a quarter of the population of this continent will move this year. What are some reasons that people move?
As Christians, we cannot think of love without being affected by the New Testament’s use of love. Agape, the original Greek word for selfless love, is unconditional, like the love Jesus shows us.
Our Christian profession is important in so many ways. It involves facing the realities of daily life. But we have our heavenly Father, who in the power of the Holy Spirit, will accompany us and see us through.
In John 10, we read that the Shepherd knew his sheep."To know" is an important verb in the Bible. Such 'knowing' always demands a response. Jesus tells us...
In the Bible we find three responses to Easter. Can you relate to any of these?
In the Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 17, we confess that the resurrection is very much part of our lives as believers. "....by his power, we too are already now resurrected to a new life."
"Jesus, keep me near the cross," we sing. It would not have suited us well that first Good Friday. Does it ever suit us?
The large crowd of spectators gave Him an enthusiastic welcome. They spread palm branches and garments on the road in his honor. Less than five days later, they shouted, "Crucify him, crucify him!"
In the age of Pinterest and Google, cookbooks are hardly practical. Yet there are stories found among the recipes and ingredients. What cookbooks or recipes have impacted you?
Dealing with regret is not easy. Regret tends to cling. What can we do about our regret…?
It's been an unusually cold and long winter. How does this affect people who have no regular income, people who have little income, and people who suffer?