Some songs are so good it is almost irreverent to interpret the lyrics. Steve Taylor says that he worked twenty years on one of the songs on his Goliath album. There was not a week went by when he was not rolling this one around in his mind and coming up with better ways to say…Continue reading
Am I Being Offensive?
I have been thinking a lot about how Christians can speak of their faith in a pluralistic culture that views truth-claims as suspect. Some Christians would say that if we are not offending anyone we are merely being “nice Canadians” who want to stay on good terms with everyone. These Christians believe that we are…Continue reading
Bearing or Being
Jesus knew very well that “the medium is the message.”1 Therefore, he did not come to establish a new religion; he came to establish a new community. Peter Steinfels said, The work of Jesus was not a new set of ideals or principles for reforming or even revolutionizing society, but the establishment of a new…Continue reading
Linus van Pelt or Ayn Rand
Philosophical arguments happen at Christmas time. It is one of those times when people ask questions about ultimate truth, the meaning of Christmas, and the meaning of life. Mark Gollom of CBC News recently interviewed Yaron Brook, a follower of Ayn Rand, to explore his thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas. Having read the…Continue reading