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Reflections on a Long Marriage

  I was 28 years old when I delivered my first sermon at Northmount Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta. (1981)

 It was called How Turkeys can Learn to Fly like Eagles.

 It held …

Awestruck


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 Recent news has left me awestruck - the birth of a grandchild, another in the oven, and a wedding, only months away.  

 Life feels utterly significant - absolutely full of meaning - …

True Skepticism

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  I begin each day with early morning meditation followed later by a workout of indoor cycling, weights and Yoga.

 After breakfast I open a Prayer book, read Scriptures and then …

Hobby Horse Theorizing

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 David Hume, the father of modern skepticism, wrote that upon leaving the privacy of his study that "he thinks the way ordinary people think”  thereby admitting (with a refreshing …

What Little I Know

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 I live with a sense of God that I can barely explain. (And don’t trust anyone who can)

 About this sense of the Divine I pause... I hesitate... I stammer and stutter. 

 For there …

Open to Everything, believing Nothing

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  There’s been no golden age when all dreams came true. Nor will there be.

 And so to imagine that there’s no heaven, only earth below, is the greatest of fantasies, a pagan dreaminess, …

Start Close In

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 The change you want (and may not want!) always begins with some small step.

 Which is not - let me qualify -  just any old step, but a step of integrity towards the truth. And …

My Absolute Desire

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 David Berman, a retired Philosophy Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, says that there is nothing more important than to “work out what your absolute desire is and then go in …

An Old Fat Guy

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 As of late I've radically changed my diet. For I do not wish to become an old fat guy

 And an amazing thing has happened! I have met with almost no inner resistance. 

 I had expected …

Fuzzy Headed Dreamers

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 In the early 1930s a boat carrying 107 mostly British communists arrived in St Petersburg. These were starry-eyed immigrants determined to unite with the - said to be -  glorious