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Making Unity a Reality

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Does that sound familiar? In 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, Paul addresses a problem that still exists today. That problem is the lack of unity in the Christian church. The Corinthian Christians were divided into factions based on who had baptized them instead of being united in the…

Adapting to Changing Seasons

“Round my door, the leaves are falling and a cold wild wind will come…” The words of Bob Dylan ring true around this time of the year. The changing seasons are a reflection of life. As the great philosopher, King Solomon, wisely said in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, there “There is a time for everything, and a season…

Building the House of God

Many Christians have a tendency to compartmentalize their lives. Work is limited to the office, family life is at home and church life is at the church. This has led to a misunderstanding of how the Christian life is to be lived. The Christian life then becomes limited to where we believe or want to…

Understanding Grace

One of the most awful feelings I have experienced in my life is the feeling of guilt when I realize my sin. Now, I’m not talking about the kind of guilt when I get caught or even the remorse, I’m talking about the magnitude of sin in its effect on my relationship with God. For…

The Church: God’s Strange Assortment

As a diabetic, I need to watch what I eat. I now read labels, examining protein amounts, carbohydrate and fibre amount to see if this food item fits into a healthier lifestyle. One of my favourite things to eat though does not fit into this category. One of my favourite treats is licorice allsorts. Now…