About the Christians blending in:

So there’s this nice, really nice, middle aged couple who go to Walmart to buy food for the food bank.  They ask the nice, really nice, young woman cashier to keep the food bank food together because ‘it’s going to the church’ and the rest of...

I Just Don’t Know!

One of the key leaders in our church just returned from the Fall Meetings of East District. He was “pumped” and enthused. He felt there was hope for the United Church of Canada after-all. He was encouraged by the worship and for the desire expressed by many, for...

Relevance

Back in October I went to a one-day event about the future of United Church theology. One speaker kept emphasizing the need to be relevant. She advocated jettisoning all sorts of things that have been pretty central to Christianity – including salvation, and the...

What Do We Mean By God?

This past month some different lines of answering the question “What do we mean by God?” was published in a small, but national church magazine many of us are all familiar with. As I read through the responses, I found myself asking the question,...

Team Colours

When I bleed, I don’t bleed red. I bleed black-and-gold. I am a die-hard Ti-Cats fan from my childhood. Even though I now live up the QEW in Hogtown, my heart still belongs to the boys of TigerTown. If I spot a fellow Ti-Cat fan, all I have to say is,...