Repent or Perish

Life is merely a ritual, albeit a challenging one. We’re born, live out our appointed time, and die; and after a while, “…the memory of them is forgotten” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). Life is like “vapour,” says the book of James, “that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). If life is so […]

No More Christmas

“Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: ‘Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the people are false. A tree from the forest is cut […]

Christmas Goes Overboard

Years ago, at Christmas you were fortunate to get an extra lump of coal in your stocking to warm yourself by the pot belly stove. Times were very hard and many didn’t have much. Occasionally, your mother was able to surprise the whole family with an extra piece of meat and, perhaps, bake some plum […]

Where is The Good News?

December 1, 2006 by  
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As someone who has worked in journalism for nearly 20 years, I can always remember the days when going for the top story of the day was the whole point of working as a newsman. When you got that top story, it made your day, or week for that matter. What was the “good news” […]

Living in Wonderland

December 1, 2006 by  
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In the television show 24, Kiefer Sutherland plays Jack Bauer, a federal agent for the United States Government’s fictional Counter Terrorism Unit. In the show, Bauer is portrayed as a man of action who always comes out on top, against all odds. Unfortunately, Jack Bauer also makes many questionable moral decisions. One such decision is […]

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