"Read your Bible!" they say. "It is essential to the Christian life. Read it, study it, memorize it, meditate upon it and let it be your guide...But do not read it for knowledge. Rather, read it to get to know the Author. We read the word to get to know the Word. Knowledge puffs up! … Continue reading 3 Reasons We Should Read the Bible for Knowledge.
My parents never encouraged my brothers and me to join Harry Potter mania. I loyally avoided the movies and dodged the books (except for a short period of clandestine disobedience in which I read the first few books under the cover of darkness). To many of you this may seem pretty silly. What is wrong … Continue reading Should Christians Read or Watch Harry Potter? My Journey with Harry and Jesus.
[Last month I looked at the question "Is God a Feminist?" I thought we should continue this theme of looking at God's character in line with 21st century issues.] Questions, ideas and opinions about the environment are everywhere. Threats of global warming and climate change have created a ubiquitous concern for our planet. Businesses and … Continue reading Is God an Environmentalist? Should We Care About the Earth?
Last month I watched Gladiator for the first time. Although I don't usually do well with gore, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Some of my favourite stories are those set during the Roman Empire (The Eagle, Ben Hur, The Robe, Risen, The Silver Chalice etc.) because they open my eyes to the general situation Jesus … Continue reading Jesus Went Viral Before the Internet
I live approximately 12,920 kilometres (8028 miles) from my home town in Canada. That is the equivalent of about 308 marathons. Basically, I'm pretty far away. And I'm not sure when I will return to the great white north. I love living in Cape Town. Something truly awe inspiring occurs when mountains and ocean meet. … Continue reading 5 Things I Miss About Canada
No, it wasn't Rob Bell (although I'd love to meet him too). He is a Canadian, Orthodox theologian whom I had the privelege of meeting at a Methodist church in South Africa a few weeks ago. This man does not believe that Jesus died to appease us from God's wrath and save us from God's … Continue reading The Other Day I Met A “Heretic”.
While my friends returned to university in September, I continued preparing burgers, distributing fries and standing at a pick up window on a drive through. The past three months I have spent working at a fast food restaurant have been a wonderful learning experience to say the least. Hard Work Often people (including me before … Continue reading What I Learned From Working At a Fast Food Restaurant
"Yes, we're doing well but we're not rich or anything like that." This is a common attitude (whether spoken or unspoken) that I have picked up on in the western world. No one ever really accepts that they are rich. Or doesn't want to believe it. There will always be those who are wealthier than … Continue reading You Are Rich.