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A Timely Christmas Carol – Part 2

December 23, 2015

Pastor Phillips Brooks was known as a great orator in his day. Ironically, though, after visiting the actual site of Jesus' birth, he was moved beyond words. For the first time in his life, he was speechless — unable to communicate the …( read more )

The Plight Of Meaninglessness

September 3, 2011

"Everything was meaningless!" These cynical words in Ecclesiastes erupted from an aging man as he reflected on the tragic mistakes he had made earlier in life. He had determined to find meaning somewhere "under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:3) — somewhere … (read more)

Simple Faith

August 8, 2010

Teaching my son to engage in real conversation, especially the ability to initiate and maintain dialogue, is a goal I persistently practice as a parent of a child who has autism. Many different books have been written on this subject … (read more)

You Are Old, Father William

December 31, 2003

Recently, a number of events, contacts regarding a wedding with a young woman I baptized when she was a baby, my son's 53rd birthday, and now my own drawing near, have served to remind me that "Time marches on!" My … (read more)

These Things Remain

August 12, 2003

It wasn't my best day. Owing to the recent battle with SARS in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the day started with the disappointing cancellation of my regular visit to our local detention centre, a volunteer service which always inspires me. Then … (read more)

Acceptable Words

November 14, 1998

In the last few months, I've attended services for several friends and acquaintances who were good people, but not regular church goers. When the service is one which includes a minister, they are called upon to perform a duty usually … (read more)

Preacher's Day

November 8, 1998

While sending an electronic card to a friend the other day, I noticed that besides all the usual birthday, anniversary and other such cards, there was an incredible array of options for other "days": secretaries, grandparents, kids, bosses, lefthanded's… even … (read more)

Remember Now Thy Creator

January 21, 1998

My dad was what I called a "quiet Christian". Although he had been raised in the church, years and circumstances drew him away from the structure but never from the faith. He was the kind of person who showed his … (read more)

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