Call me to worship

This Sunday’s storm, along with our cancellation of the morning worship service, gave me an interesting insight into myself, my family, and the need to worship together. I take it for granted that every Sunday I’ll be in church. My whole life I’ve been in church...

God Seems Kind of Crazy

"God seems kind of crazy." A couple of nights ago as I was reading the kids their Bible story, Emily came out with this slightly irreverent/possibly blasphemous-sounding statement. At first I didn’t know how to respond. Neither of my kids had ever before gone so far...

Jerry Maguire and the cross of Christ

At one point in the movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise’s exasperated sports agent loses patience with his one, terribly demanding client, football player Rod Tidwell. The world revolves around Rod. Jerry is merely a servile satellite expected to respond to Rod’s shifting...

Walking with your head down

I went out for a walk this morning near the university campus and came across the fairly familiar sight of a student walking down the sidewalk with her head down, never lifting her eyes to anyone she passed. Perhaps she was simply wrapped up in her thoughts, mentally...

Get in the Game

“…I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God…” 2 Timothy 1:6 While we were home on holiday, I looked through my old collection of football cards, still languishing in my parents’ basement. As I flipped through the box, I found a 1990 card of Steve Young,...

A Transformed Mind

One of the overarching themes of Ephesians 4 is of education in Christ. Paul talks about no longer being children, but instead growing up into maturity, into the measure of the full stature of Christ (Eph. 4:13-14). This maturity keeps the believer from being swayed...