Thoughts from Canaan…

"The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God." – Genesis 17:8

Book Review – ‘Life After Death: The Evidence’ by Dinesh D’Souza

The follow-up to Dinesh D’Souza’s 2008 bestseller, What’s So Great About Christianity, is a book that deals with the same broad issue but tackles it in a completely different way.  … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suffering as Discipleship

Can we reclaim the understanding of suffering as discipleship? Can we stop looking at every bad thing that happens to us as a victory for Satan and instead view it as a chance for us to draw that much closer to God? We can and we must if we are to survive.

June 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Church: Open for Business 7 Days a Week

I’ve been reading through William Barclay’s book, Ethics in a Permissive Society, and have been struck by all that I’ve been missing by never reading anything substantial by William Barclay.  … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Infinite Sufferings of Christ

Imagine sitting down at the dinner table with your family, you pray a short prayer of thanksgiving for God’s provision, and then you ask matter-of-factly, ‘So, any thoughts on the … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review – ‘New Seeds of Contemplation’ by Thomas Merton

“This is one of the chief contradictions that sin has brought into our souls: we have to do violence to ourselves to keep from laboring uselessly for what is bitter … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pawpaw – In Memoriam James Fenn

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 When … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer: Petition and Confession

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment