The Essential Church of Christ
Since the pandemonium part of the pandemic has passed, a debrief seems timely. There’s opportunity for some introspection, and a dire need to learn from the mistakes made and to bolster ourselves for a better response next time.
Prayer Changes Things
The Bible spills over with truth about prayer. The mere preponderance of prayer in Scripture suggests it is a matter to which we Christians should devote serious attention
Christianity in the Crosshairs: Conversion Bill C-4 Takes Aim at Canadian Freedoms
By criminalizing Christian witness of the gospel in the important sphere of sexuality and gender identity, the amendment to Canadian law by Bill C4 harm numerous vulnerable groups that it purports to defend.
Man is king of creation, under God‘s authority, and He wants man to enjoy that creation. The problem with creation-worship is not creation, but the sinful human heart.
Sacred Spaces and the Mission of the People of God
Our cultural treatment of everything once sacred as common, unimportant and profane is a mark of our apostasy and disrespect for God and the places in which He is worshipped and adored. Instead, we require honor and respect for human courts, government buildings and state property, but not the Lord. We live in a context where the Canadian Prime Minister will fence off Parliament as sacred space for democracy (people power) and to protect himself from peaceful political dissent and yet will do nothing when over 50 churches are burned to the ground.
The Gospel Coalition Article that Never Was – Rebooted
The following article was written in December 2020 and initially published at Rebel Alliance Media in January 2021. Over a year later, unlawful freedom-denying mandates continue to be enforced in Ontario and Canada, and the population is receiving daily developments on the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. Numerous Christians in Canada have begun examining and rehearsing many of these same issues – scores for the first time.
To be or not to be… Vaccinated?
At the center of the COVID crisis is a worldview conflict, and it is this conflict that has birthed the contentious vaccine mandate and effectively divided the church, as well as our country, culture, workplaces, social circles, and even families.
Of Sheep and Men
By any reckoning, the events of 2020 and 2021 have been at once tragic, deeply disturbing, and far-reaching in scope and implication. A kind of paradigm shift has taken place while millions of us were ordered to stay in our homes. What was once unthinkable in the West can never be made unthinkable again.
Reconciling our Hopes and Fears
To place our hopes in, or to succumb to fear of, anything but Jesus Christ the king of the universe, is to wrongly interpret reality. Scripture is clear that this is a sin to be repented of.
Christian Liberty versus Lockdownism
The lockdown of life has exposed a fragility and weakness in twenty-first century Christian thought. How did this come about, and what is the task of Christians in our current cultural moment?
Children of God and Lockdowns
The enforcement of public justice according to the standard of God’s moral law is all the official responsibility that is given by God to the civil government.
Following the Footsteps of the Great Physician: Healthcare in the Early Church
Before the advance of Christianity, chronic or severe illness was viewed with suspicion and many people shared the experience of the woman in the Gospel account. The church acted as a surrogate family, which cared for both its own members and those outside