There is a pervasive myth that science and Christianity are at odds with each other. Especially as it pertains to the origin of our world and the incredible universe it inhabits. This week we examine some prevailing myths about science and Christianity and consider whether what the opening chapters of Genesis tell us we should […]
In July 2018 our Federal Government will be legalizing the personal and recreational use of marijuana. As Christians, how do we respond to the cultural shifts taking place? What does the bible say about the good use of God’s creation for our benefit? What is a wise and God glorifying approach to engaging with this […]
On May 10, 2017, Ontario’s Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, came into force upon Royal Assent. It is now legal, and, in some opinions, a duty of care to recommend patients who are suffering or psychologically distressed by their declining health the opportunity to be killed by our medical system. In this […]
By the time we reach retirement we have heard the messages from commercials, investment banks, magazines, and retirement communities ten thousand times. This is the time of your life to relax: you have earned it, stay young, have fun, it’s your second childhood. If there is no heaven to come and no joy in knowing […]
The cause and symptoms of depression are perhaps the most misunderstood by medical science. Even former directors of the National Institute of Mental Health publically deny the conclusions of the DSM-5 in diagnosis or treatment. And depression can be especially troubling to the Christian soul if we have misunderstood what is meant by spiritual joy. As […]
The primary message of Christianity is not that the world must follow the teaching of Jesus. Although He was the greatest moral teacher. The central message of Christianity is not that the world must act the way Jesus acted. Although He was perfect in every action and example. The primary message of Christianity is that God […]
As Paul continues to describe what Christian community is meant to look like, he turns to the agricultural picture of sowing and reaping. Seeding and harvesting. What does a gospel-community sow small, in order to reap large? What are good seeds? And where do we sow them?
When a Christian is caught up in wrongdoing, trapped by sin (and we all will be at times) – Paul says in Galatians chapter 6 that it is the duty of fellow Christians, in the community of the church, to gently restore that broken life and to lift that heavy burden. Are we lifting?
Based on two years of research and engagement with over 50 leaders, Nick Adams summarizes the message of hope the church can hold out to the post-millennial generation, Generation Z; and how to overcome new obstacles in reaching them.
What does the normal Christian life look like? Moving on from his earlier doctrinal and theological arguments, in the final chapters of Galatians the Apostle Paul turns to illustrating what the Christian life is like. The key to chapters 5 and 6 is to remember that Paul simply wants to be helpful to his Christian […]
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