Back when I was single and living in Edmonton I got involved in a sports outreach run by an evangelist named Pete Wright. I was looking for opportunities to meet people from outside the church and to learn how to share my faith. Pete Wright organised a community soccer league in the summers and was looking for people to help.Continue reading “Full Circle”
Caesar’s Census and God’s Sovereignty
Who’s in charge? Who has the power and position to influence the events of history and create change in the world, for better or for worse?
If you had asked that question of the citizens of the Roman Empire two thousand years ago, the likely reply would have been: Caesar Augustus. He was, after all, the most powerful man in the most powerful empire in the world. In addition, he was the man responsible for a whole range of positive change in the Empire. He ushered in the era of pax romana and his rule brought stability to a constantly changing government. New construction projects were undertaken at his command, and trade and commerce were allowed to flourish.Continue reading “Caesar’s Census and God’s Sovereignty”
The Parts We Leave Out
Unless the Lord builds a house,
its builders labor over it in vain;
unless the Lord watches over a city,
the watchman stays alert in vain.
In vain you get up early and stay up late,
working hard to have enough foodPsalm 127
You moved across the country to start a new job. A dear friend has wronged you. Your husband has cancer. Your child is rushed to the hospital.Continue reading “The Parts We Leave Out”