"Taste and see that the Lord is good," writes the Psalmist. And this Toronto burger joint is helping me savour God's goodness in so many ways. First off, finally I have a more than adequate replacement for my "In-N-out Burger" cravings ... and The Burger's Priest is better (I challenge all my Arizona and… Continue reading Friday photos
Today is the greatest wall flower Christian celebration of all time and yet one of the most powerfully hopeful days - Ascension Day (admit it, you missed it, didn’t you?). I love this day for all sorts of reasons: it is the culmination of Christ’s ministry, it is the next stage of God’s mission, and… Continue reading On wallflowers and kite-flying
In the last post, I observed what I’m seeing as a changing worship pattern - twice a month as the new normal. While these trends in worship patterns are interesting data to observe, the more important question is about how we practice Sabbath. The changing worship patterns are, in some measure, a reaction to the… Continue reading The new normal and Sabbath keeping: practicing 24/6
This week I took the kids for a walk around the University of Toronto. It's a gorgeous campus nestled in the centre of the city, filled with great architecture, wide greens to play and lounge on a spring day, and endless hallways to get lost in (not to mention the hall in Hart House that… Continue reading Friday photos
In my tradition, twice was the norm. Growing up in the Christian Reformed Church, attending church twice every Sunday was a non-negotiable, a near creational given. "Oncers" were deemed on a slippery slope to perdition, an accommodation to the ease of culture and all its entertainments (and how I desperately wanted to be a oncer… Continue reading Twice (a month) – the new normal?