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Put on the New Self - Eph. 4:25-32 (sermon audio)

Being a Christian is about more than going to church on Sunday.  Being a Christian requires that we putt off the old self, the way we once lived, and put on the new self, to live as a new creation in Christ.  19 more words


What is Away in a Manger?

I heard something quite shocking to me last Sunday night.  My family was here for what is our Christmas as they are going to Manitoba on December 21.  211 more words


Turn that Frown Upside-Out

In Genesis 40 we learn about the cupbearer and the baker.  They upset the king and were tossed into prison.

I can’t be sure what the conditions were like there, but the ESV uses 3 different words to describe the event.  729 more words


Blogging Through Augustine!

In 2017, I decided to start reading through Augustine’s works. According to a spreadsheet that I have compiled, there are around 107 works. In 2017, I read through 12 of them (see my post here about the books I read in 2017), including major works such as… 140 more words


Disarming Christmas

It’s Advent, and so we’re waiting for Christmas, but the waiting has sharp edges this year. Christmas itself is weaponised – the phrase “Merry Christmas” has become less of a greeting and more of a shibboleth, a password to identify who’s in and who’s out. 506 more words


Adjusting Expectations

We ask a lot of Christmas.

We want it to be entertain us.  We want it to go the way it’s supposed to go.  We want it to be full of magical moments and spiritual import.  709 more words


Don't stop speaking what you trusting God for....


“And behold, a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years

came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment; … 319 more words