OPINION: Is There Life After Death?

I often wonder what people think will happen to them once they have died. Now, of course, there are a variety of possible scenarios. The simplest is that there is no God, no afterlife, and consequently no judgement day. In which case death isn’t an issue—death is...

UPDATE: Prophets and Kings

I recently completed reviewing the manuscript for the third part in the series “A Twenty-First-Century Bible.” As a consequence, I have now submitted the work for publication and it is contents are currently being evaluated. For me, this is the most nerve-wracking...

SERMON: The Book of Jonah, Part 3: A Second Chance

(Jonah 3:1-4:4) A. INTRODUCTION 1. My Opportunities When you’ve made a mistake, and you’re given a second chance—an opportunity to rectify what you have or haven’t done—what do you do? When you’ve made a mistake, and you’ve been given the opportunity to wipe the slate...

OPINION: Seven Principles for a Healthy Church

1. The church needs to be God-centred. It needs to avoid competing distractions, even on the periphery—no idols, no images, no other gods, and no alternative ways of thinking. It needs to be focused on who God states that he is, not on who we would like him to be....

SERMON: The Book of Jonah, Part 2: Repercussions

(Jonah 1:17-2:10) A. INTRODUCTION 1. Repercussions When you’ve been asked to do something, and haven’t done it—and you know you should have—how do you feel? When you know that you’ve done the wrong thing—or not done the right thing—how do you respond? And,...