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Tag: Christianity

Does God Even Exist?

About twenty years ago I was on a subway in Toronto. I was taking an undergraduate degree at the time and the subway was packed. People were jammed in like […]

Are science and faith opposites?

This blog explores the idea some people have that science and faith are opposites. Here's what many people think, why they think it, and how to respond. [Reading time 5.5 minutes.]

What it’s like to be the Flanders

Remember the Flanders family from The Simpson’s TV show? They were Homer and Marge’s quirky, religious next door neighbours. Ned had those prim-and-proper sweater sets, and the kids had more […]

The 6 Big Q & A’s About Christmas

Was Jesus actually born on December 25? How does Santa fit into things? Is my nativity scene correct? Each year I get several questions about the curiosities of Christmas. Why? […]

Is It Wrong to Celebrate Halloween?

Ghouls, goblins. And candy! For some people — not all — Halloween can cause mixed feelings because of its dark undertones. Er, overtones. I recall many Halloween memories (and strategies). […]

How Does Your Faith Affect Your Vote?

For several years I worked as a political staffer at Queen’s Park, the Ontario legislature. I helped prepare ministers for the rigors of Question Period, researched controversial issues, scanned the […]

What Jesus ACTUALLY Said and Did Most

“I am a Jew,” Albert Einstein wrote, “but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene… No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of […]