Mending Nets Is Biblical Word For Equiping

For you Theology Greek buffs. The Greek word used to translate the english word for “Equip” or “Equiping” is Katartizo – καταρτίζω A theologian friend, Ross Rains, after seeing my net working pictures on social media wrote to me saying, “Love those pics of the nets you build/repair. Did you know that the NT concept…

Andrew Coyne Hit Piece On Maxime Bernier, You, & Me

Andrew Coyne wrote an excellent hit piece against Maxime Bernier. Full of journalistic red herrings and diversion tactics. “Cue the hysteria, courtesy of Maxime Bernier.” writes Andrew Coyne. Link : Andrew Coyne: I, for one, welcome our new world parliament overlords I’m just a dumb fisherman Andrew, sorry for the grammar and punctuation mistakes. But…

The Return Of The Rhino

The Rhino came back, He couldn’t stay away, He was sittin’ on the porch, The very next….. two decades away. He returned home after twenty two years. I gifted this ten inch long carved rhino to someone twenty two years ago. Long forgotten by me, that is until I noticed him again for the first…

The Cost Of Laissez-Faire Faith

Let me repeat this line once again. A statement I have made a hundred times. We are not paying the greater price in the struggle against global Radicalism and Fundamentalism. Moderate Muslims are paying the greatest human cost under terrorism, radicalism, and fundamentalism in every country on earth. Radicals see moderate Muslims as people requiring…

Liam’s Story – Planning The Walk

Introduction: I’m sorry, but I am not a good writer. I don’t know much about proper formatting for literature. But I wrote this story as best as i could. I asked my grandson if he would like me to write him a story for Christmas? He nodded a big yes with a huge smile. “How…

And There Was Peace – With a Wobble

“St. John of the Cross says that every quality or virtue which the Spirit really produces in our souls has three distinguishing characters…..Tranquillity, Gentleness, Strength. …. Fuss and feverishness, anxiety, intensity, intolerance, instability, pessimism and wobble, and every kind of hurry and worry – these, even on the highest levels, are signs of the self-made…

Have We Progressed?

Sharing some startling ancient history with you today. This is not for the faint of heart. You have been warned. You might wish to go elsewhere. “The engravings found on the funerary stelae at Carthage are devastating to the skeptical position. Under the stelae are urns containing the burnt remains of the children. It is…

My Steps Toward A Smaller Carbon Footprint

Criticism of a policy is not equal to “I don’t care about the issue.” (You can skip my sermon and go right to the list below if you like) Adhominem – Attacking the person-hood of the arguer instead of addressing his argument. I care about the environment. I make my living from natures ecosystem as…

Shaking The Political Apple Tree For An Honest Apple Pie

I hate Politics, it makes me angry. Not because I am not getting my way. Simply reading political issues make me a bad person. In fact there are very few polices or laws I would like to see legislated. I might be a  kind of a libertarian or classical liberal that way.  What I am…

Informed Reasons – Facing The Dismissive Spirit

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ― Mark Twain This topsy-turvy social climate we are in makes it rather disgusting to discuss much of anything. I am a rather conservative person. I arrived at my current beliefs with time, education, life experience, cross-cultural experience, copious reading,…

My Secondhand Story Of Church

I will end with a funny story. So hang in there. It was very early Sunday morning and I was up reading scripture for many hours . I was reading in the ESV translation (I use four different ones regularly ) I came to a verse in Ephesians that I am familiar with. I read…