We’re not in Kansas anymore. That’s pretty obvious. But maybe that’s a good thing. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on what’s happening in today’s church.
When I talk to people about the existence of God, or when I read about this complex debate, it almost always comes up: What about “the
Would you live any differently? My dad died in November and we recently had his birthday. It made me reflective. As I said at the time (click here
Some people have blind faith; but some have blind doubt. And if we’re being honest, many of us are somewhere in between. Often, doubt is a part
Admiral James Stockdale was a prisoner of war for eight years during Vietnam. After those eight long years, author Jim Collins asked him how he
How do a magical bunny, the names “Maundy” and “Good Friday,” and the death of an innocent man all come together? These questions often arise this
Anthony Ross was a rugged Scot known for eloquent speech. But an illness took his voice. He would never speak the same way again—but he
Albert Schweitzer famously said that when looking for the “real” Jesus, it can be like looking down a well: Our search can be so polluted with personal
Eat, sleep, drink hockey. That’s what it was like growing up. I remember that first Leafs game at Maple Leaf Gardens. And zooming around zillions
I know it’s a highly-charged topic. And it’s in the news. Recently CTV reported, “The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the ban on
This just appeared in the February print edition of The Presbyterian Record magazine. It’s a shortened take on my longer blog from March 2014. Enjoy!
There is more technology in your smart phone than there was in the first Apollo spacecraft that went to the moon. I read that somewhere.
A British psychologist says this coming Monday will be the saddest day of the year. I’ve heard it called “Blue Monday”–The third Monday in January.
(My dad, Eric Ruttan, died on Sunday, November 16th. He lived 2 months less two days after being diagnosed with aggressive cancers in several parts
“Don’t judge me!” You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. Someone has judged you. Or you’ve been accused. Maybe you judge bikers as being of a
Einstein said that “curiosity has its own reason for existing.” As if wonder has its own self-propelling magnetism. Curiosity and questioning are daily menu items
“One day, a few days after the liberation, I walked through the country past flowering meadows, for miles and miles, toward the market town near
Every once in a while I happen upon a lightning-bolt reminder of something vital. Something that causes you to pause, take stock, and clean and refocus
There’s a church on the west coast that decorates with darker colours. Why? Because it wants to attract more men. Is it harder for men
This isn’t one of those lists that tells you to start doing a bunch more things so that (a) you have more stuff to do