There’s a Simpsons episode where Homer gets his arms caught in two vending machines. He was discontented about his lack of soda and candy situation, and took matters into his own hands… he literally did. Reaching up into the machines his arms got stuck. That happens to us too. We don’t want to pay the price for something and our “unholy”, shall we call it, … Continue reading Core 5. Why We Do It.
An old preacher told me “When I started preaching they said: ‘never admit you’re wrong, never get too close to your people, and never admit you don’t know what you’re doing’”. When he said this I didn’t know what to say other than to disappoint him with “Um… I’m the exact opposite of all those things”. How do you talk to your wife? How do you … Continue reading Core 4. What We Do.
My first date with Erin (my wife): Upon arriving to pick her up from her house in Calgary that she shared with 4 other girls, I was asked to wait in the entry while she looked for her “favourite pair of boots”. Five minutes passed. The normal sounds of a deserted house (her roommates were all out for the evening) became injected with moments of “sorry, still looking!”. … Continue reading Core 3. Who We Are
Who is Jesus? I could take a poll today and get a whole pile of answers to that one… What I’m wondering is “who did God say that Jesus was?” I could pontificate about cricket all I want, but though some very nice man from Pakistan took his time to explain it to me I still don’t have a clue how to play cricket. … Continue reading Core 2: Who He is.
You’re a mixed bag. Some good, some bad. We all are. The good is cool but the bad is a problem. The bad is what separates us in our relationships, like when you yelled at your mom after school or reacted in anger to your children. It separates. In fact, sin separates. But you already knew that… Does the good outweigh the bad? Like in the … Continue reading Core 1: Who You Are