Family Values?

Everything Happens For a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved is the title of a book and podcast by Kate Bowler, a young professor at Duke School of Divinity. She wrote it after she was diagnosed at age 35 with stage 4 colon cancer. Everything happens for a reason. Have you said those words, meaning…

Was There an Apple?

When you think of the Adam and Eve story, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Did you notice that there is not a single mention of an apple? And yet, I bet that image is imbedded in our minds. Whether or not we believe that the story of Adam and Eve…

Covenant & Cross  

Many years ago, when I started wearing a cross, perhaps at my confirmation at the age of 35, one of my brothers-in-law asked me why I would wear a Roman instrument of torture and death around my neck. I have to say that I had never thought of a cross in quite that manner and…

There Is a Crack…

How many of you can complete my title sentence? It’s from a Leonard Cohen piece called Anthem, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” The universe cracked open billions of years ago to let the light out. Just as we heard in our reading from Genesis, God said, “Let there…

Circling Lent: Night

I don’t do a lot of night time photography, mostly because I can barely stay awake after 10, much be out and about. And since I am primarily a fair weather photographer, I don’t do a lot of winter photography either. However, on a trip up the Gaspé Coast of Quebec a few years ago, I…

How Do Your Children Say Awe?

Space! The final frontier! How many of you can complete that? I was about 8 years old when I first saw Star Trek… that would be the original series back in the 60s. I only saw it when we visited my grandparents who lived close to the Manitoba/US border… they picked up two American stations……