Hearing God’s Voice (Part 1)

Many of us when we have a big question to answer in our life, we seek out counsel, and as follower’s of Christ, we’re usually encouraged to “listen to God’s leading.” What? How do I that? What’s ‘God’s leading,’ other than Christianese? While it certainly isn’t easy to hear God’s voice amongst all the noise […]

Preparing for failure: Divorce before marriage?

With Valentine’s Day happening yesterday, relationships are on people’s minds. Here in Toronto, a number of people took the opportunity to tie the night in marriage, in celebration of this special day to celebrate relationships. Over a candle-lit dinner, my wife and I were discussing the subject of discussion on the news for the day […]

Abba, Daddy, Father: What’s in a Name?

Once again, I recently heard another sermon where the preacher used Jesus’ words of “Abba, Father” from Jesus words of prayer while He was here on earth to interpret the relationship we must have with our God as one that relates to Him as our “Daddy.” If you missed reading my earlier post, I made […]

Unequally yoked: Yes! It is a big deal!

Simply said, yes, it is a VERY big deal to be in partnership with a person who does not hold the same beliefs as you. Scripture is clear that this should not be. As I pointed to in my last post, 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly states we are not to mix light with darkness. This reminds […]

Christmas greeting cards: what’s the point?

I’m currently staring at a stack of colourful cardboard on my desk, each piece nicely folded in half. One pictures three wisemen, another wishes “Merry Christmas” in big letters, and still another a picture of a cute puppy with antlers. Oh the joys of receiving another Christmas greeting card. Now that they are in a […]

Resolving NOT to resolve in 2011

How many of you have already eaten that piece of chocolate and declared you would not begin your New Year’s Resolution until Monday? I get the impression many in general have given up on New Year’s resolutions as we are finally realizing how horrible we are at fulfilling them, and how ineffective they often can […]

Unequally yoked: Is it really a big deal?

Working with young people, one of the most common questions I hear stems from the apparent Biblical principle that we should not date/marry a person who does not have the same faith in Christ as we do. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with […]