Happy Birthday, Dear Church! (new CTW article about Pentecost Sunday)

Here’s the introduction from a new piece that just went up at CTW, in which I reveal the secrets of my family’s Trinity Handshake, and (more importantly) share what I’ve been learning about some of the hows and whys of observing Pentecost Sunday …

Why Pentecost Sunday is …

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An Earthy God (New FT column)

 

 

 

Long ago, when I was a senior in the psychology program at Trinity Western University, I took a course called “Physiology of Religion.” I remember how troubled my fellow students and I (most of us Christians) became when we saw the link between an individual’s …

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I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie (new CTW article)

Here’s an excerpt from a new piece that just went up at CTW, in which I document my first Ash Wednesday service (observed last year) and it’s connection to The Hunger Games …

My First Ash Wednesday

We’ve observed the 40-day (plus Sundays) season of Lent …

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Confronting Our "Holy" Sins

I sadly was not able to attend the 28th Annual Word Guild Awards in Mississauga, but was so pleased and grateful to learn I had received two trophies. The first was for “Best Lyrics” for the song “Just Getting Started” (part of my 20th Anniversary digital release, available for …

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A New Light on a Dark Friday Cry

Today’s Throwback Thursday is a piece I have revisited each holy week over the past few years. As we remember Jesus’ anguished cry from the cross, we are once again extended an invitation to delve a little deeper into the mystery of just what he might have meant.

Psalm 22, …

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