Monthly Archives: September 2013

Joy -erism

Last week an online article cited a new study that suggests “religious” people are more depressed than atheists. The study was published in the October issue of Psychological Medicine.  The researchers surveyed thousands of rural and urban people from seven … Continue reading

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God doesn’t play by the rules

Reading the Gospel text for today (Luke 16:1-13) may very well leave us feeling as flabbergasted as ripping up money. I felt appalled for the implication that we ought to be as dishonest as the shrewd manager who swindled profits … Continue reading

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Like ripping up money

What would you do with a five dollar bill, if someone just gave it to you — no strings attached? What if I just ripped it up? You may react to this wanton act of waste. With good reason. Although … Continue reading

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Not a prize to win but a gift to celebrate

When the lost sheep is found, and the lost coin is recovered, there is much rejoicing in heaven (Luke 15:1-10). God celebrates. God is pleased. God is honoured. And all are invited to the party. The shepherd’s friends and neighbours … Continue reading

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Mistakes transformed not avoided

“Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel …” (Jeremiah 18: 6) Entering the lab, I was panting even though I had not climbed steps or walked very far. I … Continue reading

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