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Two Snarky Comics and a Sermonette on Science

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Science is awesome. But even people who should know better have a tendency to conflate the methods of science with current findings of science, and as a result they place far more faith than is warranted in today’s scientific theories. [Read more...]

Cut from the Sermon: What Jesus Said About His Coming


This past Sunday, I preached on the Second Coming of the Lord – asking “what is the Second Coming, and what does it mean to me?” Give it a listen. This sermon was a tough one – the first draft was double the length it needed to be, so there was a fair amount of painful [Read More...]

Cut from the Sermon: Feeling Guilty about Being Serene

Bathsheba's Son Dies

On Sunday I preached about life going on after death – both for the person who has died, and for the people left behind (click here for sermon audio). In the first draft of my sermon I considered building on comments about a passage from 2 Samuel that our head pastor Malcolm had made in his sermon last [Read More...]

Idolatry: Staring at Your Own Finger

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A month or so ago I was trying to put Samuel (one and a half) to bed and he was being a complete goofball: swaying from side to side, dancing in circles, and cycling through all his animal sounds in rapid succession. As I lay there on his bed, my primary thought was, “Ugh – [Read More...]

The World As It Is, or As It Ought to Be?


Anne and I have identified a fundamental difference in the way we look at the world – a difference that ends up being behind a significant percentage of our disagreements and arguments. In simplest terms, the difference is this: I tend to look at the world as it is, and Anne tends to look at the world [Read More...]

Abandon Hope: Dante, Swedenborg, and the Eternity of Hell


I’m looking forward to reading Rod Dreher’s upcoming book How Dante Can Save Your Life, about Dreher’s life-changing experience reading Dante’s Divine Comedy. Inspired partly by Dreher’s blogging and partly by conversations I had last year with a congregant back in western Canada, I finally dove into the Divine Comedy a few weeks ago, and I’ve made my way [Read More...]