A Blind Beggar on the Side of the Road

I read this Bible passage this morning: And [Jesus and His disciples] came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry… Continue reading A Blind Beggar on the Side of the Road

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“One holy, catholic, and apostolic Church”

The above title is quoted from the Nicene Creed, a statement of belief I learnt as a child in the Anglican church. Here's a true story: I repeated this creed in church long before I ever knew what it really meant. When we got to this line, I wouldn't say it. I thought it meant… Continue reading “One holy, catholic, and apostolic Church”

The Controversy of Christian Art

Converge Magazine, a Vancouver-based Christian magazine, currently has a series about Christian art. I find this fascinating as it brings up numerous questions - about art, about faith, and about myself. I'm a writer. I'm a Christian. When I tell people I'm a writer they often ask what I write about. If I say that… Continue reading The Controversy of Christian Art

It Didn’t Belong to Me in the First Place

"We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself." Oswald Chambers, taken from My Utmost for His Highest, which is an awesome daily devotional book. And… Continue reading It Didn’t Belong to Me in the First Place

Book Review – Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll

"Our goal cannot be to fix our husbands or even to save our marriages, but rather to glorify God by submitting to our husbands, trusting that His commands are those of a loving Father who not only wants our lives to work but to be ones of worship." The above quote, from Real Marriage by… Continue reading Book Review – Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll