Category Archives: Spiritual Matters

Any spiritual topic. May be related to a sermon, or not.

Ask Andrew 5: The Source of My Views on the LGBTQ Community

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! What was the transformative experience in your life that … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 4 (2018): Reading the Old Testament

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Should we study the Old Testament, given that it … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2018: Putting Our Best Foot Forward

Last year, as we celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary, I had really mixed feelings. I was nostalgic for the unbridled pride and joy of Expo 67, Centennial year, when I was too young to be aware of politics or social issues. … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 3 (2018): God the All Powerful and All Good

Question: How can God be all powerful and all good at the same time? There are some hidden assumptions in this question: One could be: if God is all powerful and all good, then God would prevent bad things from … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 2 (2018) Time to Be Holy

Question: What does it mean “Take Time to Be Holy?” Aren’t we always supposed to BE “holy?” No one is perfect . . . can we be “unholy” sometimes and still be a good Christian? (Dave’s postlude filled my head … Continue reading

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Ask Andrew 1 (2018): Jesus’ Women Disciples

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 1 (2018): Jesus’ Women Disciples We hear … Continue reading

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Gone but Not Forgotten

It’s time for a rant. I’m getting really tired of having all Christians lumped in together with the literalists, the fundamentalists and the creationists. Too many people who embrace secularism don’t see the distinctions within a faith. The recent remarks … Continue reading

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A Change of Heart

Remember Joseph and his Amazing Coat of Many Colours? (Note how I carefully avoided copyright violation there?) Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt, after briefly plotting to murder him. Over the following years, Joseph was a slave, a … Continue reading

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The New Gentiles: Peace in a Multi-Faith Age

We humans are good at the game of “us and them.” We set ourselves apart from each other, often without much conscious thought. It’s not surprising. Learning to distinguish differences is a necessary human skill, and we make a point … Continue reading

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One Christian’s Response to Donald Trump’s Election

The election of Donald Trump has stirred up a hornet’s nest. One thing that particularly struck me was listening to parents say: “what shall we tell our children? We teach them not to be bullies, and now a bully has … Continue reading

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