8 Reasons Heaven Will Be a Real Party

Is the kingdom of heaven a party? Really?! Or is it just a long church service in the sky - endless singing of hymns, offertories that last a million years, and sermonizing about sanctimonious piety? If so, sign me up (NOT!). I actually have good news (if you like having…

I've Been Hip-natized

Owwwwwww….my hip hurts like heck! I've been hip-natized. Hurts to lay in bed. Hurts to sit on the couch. Hurts to drive. Hurts to walk. I can't move without limping. Can't put weight on that side at all. And it's extremely tender. I have to move really slow. Sara…

A Theology of Shiny New Things

We’ve been bashing consumerism in our church lately. I mean, really bashing it. A couple weeks ago I told our church, during a Sunday preach, that you wouldn't go to hell in hand-basket…quickly…for buying a new iPhone every two years. Key word: quickly. And I don’t…

Prophetic Prayers vs. Regular Prayers

I like praying for people. I’m talking live, on location, hand on the shoulder (or head), kind of praying-for-people. And I like it when the favour is returned. It's a beautiful thing and should be much, much more common in the life of the Christ-follower. A confession: I don't…

Postpone Christmas?!

For 23 years, Sara and I have shopped the day after big Holidays - Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Canada Day, and even Halloween. The obvious reason is that Lindt’s Chocolate, Hallmark Cards, and stupid little holiday trinkets dropped by 50%, at the least. By waiting 24 hours, that…

A Teeth Job and the Plight of Sameness

It's hot. 10:03 am. Los Algondes, Mexico. I'm sitting in the shade, and it must be 100+ already. Sweating like a dog! Just had my two front teeth pulled and two others filed down to small nubs, making room for the temporary bridge that should go in 60 minutes…