My brain is converted – I can tell you the doctrines of Christianity – and even sometimes my heart, but not my imagination. When I picture what makes a good day or the good life, it is basically like American consumerism. Suffering does not enter my view of the good life, which shows that I still have a long way to go, because Jesus suffered.
These days, even the most fervent climate change deniers are having a hard time ignoring what scientists have been saying for decades: the planet is warming and, with that, we can expect to see more extreme weather-related events like these.
If you really want to build disaster resilience, look to where the biggest need is in your community and identify who is most vulnerable. Start by helping those that need help the most.
It should give us great hope to see that the Word of God is still going out from Jerusalem to Judea, and Samaria, and Europe, and North America, and the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). It’s accomplishing the purpose for which He sent it in AD 33, 1000, 1517 and today.
In his evening lecture for the general public on September 20, Mouw began by saying that he did not want to look back at the 16th century Protestant Reformation but instead look forward to current and future opportunities and challenges facing the Christian church, within primarily Western Christendom.
"Last summer, Gord Downie showed us the courage needed to sing through tears." A column from the archives: ow.ly/VC9730fYGzlTweeted Yesterday