Category: Rants

I get a little riled up occasionally, and then I think about why I am angry. I will continue thinking long after I should have let it go. One great way of getting beyond the issue is to write about it.


God or a Caricature?


While this certainly isn't true in all cases, I find that most of the young people that I know who are walking away from God are not walking away from the actual God, but from a Modern or Western, watered-down imaginary representation of him--often the god of caricatured "fundamentalists. Good,...

Is there a problem with Revelation Song, or with me?


I love "Revelation Song" by Jennie Lee Riddle. But there's this one line that I wonder about every time I sing it. All the lines but one contributes to a the feeling of being overwhelmed by the incredible vision the Apostle John describes in the heavenly throne room where innumerable...

“Just a Story”?


It's quite common for Bible detractors to derogate this or that part of scripture by saying it is "just a story." But in the last month I heard two different church leaders use the same phrase in their defense of the Bible's reliability. Defending an historic Adam, they insisted that...

Christian or Humanist? — Yes!


Last week, I stuck a link on Facebook to a short blog post I wrote for Abbotsford Christian Schools blog, InsideOut called," My Coffee Cup and Genesis 1." I received some heat for this post; I was called "yet another science bashing Christian." This appellation, I believe, is misapplied. Although...

What’s wrong with this picture?


I lifted this picture off my Twitter feed and posted it on Facebook to solicit some reaction. Dylan, true to form, pointed out the very practical problem of certain suffocation. My first question was, Who made these stairs that will supposedly take us to heaven?  Although longer, they look like the sort...

Is there a cure for the disease of hatred?


Hatred, a disease? We haven't been able to eliminate the scourge of hatred, so perhaps we've been looking at it all wrong. In "Finding A Cure for Hate" Jennifer Yang reports on a University of Toronto initiative that looks at understanding and preventing hatred by "treating it as a public...

Can a school discipline a student for behaviour outside of school?


Apparently not. Riley Stratton from Minnesota won her lawsuit against her school claiming that they violated her constitutional rights of free speech and privacy. She was forced to reveal her Facebook password to her school. When she was 12 she typed some things on Facebook expressing her dislike/hatred for a...

Queue Cutters and Moral Retardation


I live near the Canada/USA border.  At several of the crossings, there is a side street that, when border lineups are very long, can take you a long way toward the front of the line. These occasions afford us an uncomfortable glimpse into the human soul. It drives me crazy...

The Bible Supports Slavery?


I don't care who does it; it makes me crazy. The sacrifice of truth for the sake of argument. This billboard is a case in point. In an attempt to discredit the Bible, the makers of this billboard equate first century slavery with its 16th - 18th century version.  Further,...