Are you familiar with the concept of choosing a word of the year? The idea is to pick a word to focus on, meditate on and reflect on in daily life throughout the year. In January 2015, I chose the word joy.
Great Music Because the Presbyterian Record wisely determined that my original entry about pin-up models selling caskets would lead people to actually look up racy […]
What makes the statue of David Thompson even more unique is that standing beside him is a statue of his wife, Charlotte Small. Of all the statuary of the famous early indigenous chiefs, white explorers and other founders of Canada, apparently there is only one that includes the spouse.
The Canadian Forces flight 3129 landed around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th last year.
Gifts If you’re like me, just after Christmas you always find yourself stumbling across the perfect gift for that Christian friend you weren’t sure what […]
“So why do you suppose we don’t see the northern lights like we used to?”
Linda was gazing out the large window from our darkened bedroom as she spoke.
For Sarah, the picture of the fetus on her ultrasound confirmed that it was a reality. And when Sarah lost her first baby in the 16th week of her pregnancy, being told she was “only four months along” made it no easier to lose.
But the New Year brings, as it always must, a return to routine. Auld claes and porridge, as my Scottish mum would tell you, and that’s frugal January.
Some quote Matthew 25:35-40 to prove we have a biblical responsibility to care for and shelter the “other,” the “stranger.”
I don’t know why it is. I always seem to have problems putting together a Christmas sermon.
As I went through university, personal prayer remained a part of me, but I had little exposure to other practicing Christians. My friends were all from Christian backgrounds but they never went to church.
Video Now I’ve mentioned Blimey Cow before but I really like this video so I’m going to send you there again. This time the Taylor […]
My sister had an ancient book of graces and although the language was archaic, children, mine included, vied for the honour of reading the grace for that day.
Jon Barnes is a doctoral student, Loyola grad, and former Orthodox Presbyterian Church youth pastor now living in Ellicott City, Maryland, a small community just […]
More than any other event, it was his experiences during the Great Depression and his service in the army during World War II that coloured the way Dad lived his life.
Two flash portraits of two of the most interesting people I met in Hungary—and a really quick note:
Ten years ago, I sat on a bridge in France and ate my breakfast. The Spouse and I were on the cusp of a long walk across Spain, but we lingered that morning.
“I guess God’s decided it’s not time for you to die,” said Dr. Denis Bouchard one day last August. God’s decided or science has decided?
A wandering Arminian was my grandfather (with apologies to Deuteronomy 26:5). He was a devout Methodist and was well on his way to becoming an […]
Matthew David Brough has released the first installment of his fiction adventure series, Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed, officially launched in his hometown of […]