February

Jesus and the Temple

Jesus and the Temple

February 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.

Jesus and the Temple

Jesus and the Temple

February 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.
The Faith of William Wilberforce
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Faith of William Wilberforce

February 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Steven Martins

It isn't possible to separate Wilberforce's faith from his career in public office. His tireless campaigning against slavery was a direct result of his Christian belief that man is made in the image of God and that life matters.

What is Love?

What is Love?

February 14, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The apostle Paul tells us that love is the fulfillment of the law, but on what basis do we decide how that love is to be expressed?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Romans 13:10
On the Road to Jerusalem

On the Road to Jerusalem

February 12, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert
Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God. Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer. He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled. It was His delight to do the Father's will.
On the Road to Jerusalem

On the Road to Jerusalem

February 12, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert

Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God: Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer; He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled; and it was His delight to do the Father's will.

What the Anti-Islamophobia Motion Really Means
Blog Entry

What the Anti-Islamophobia Motion Really Means

February 9, 2017  |  Steven Martins

The Canadian House of Commons recently gave unanimous approval to an anti-Islamophobia Motion. What does this mean for freedom, justice and society?

Topic: Culture
The Example of William Wilberforce
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Example of William Wilberforce

February 6, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Steven Martins

Christians called to public office have a responsibility to be true salt and light in their position; social policy is reflective of social norms, and if we will not uphold a biblical standard for a just society, we will inevitably uphold an anti-biblical standard.

Inheriting Eternal Life

Inheriting Eternal Life

February 5, 2017  |  David Robinson
Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.
Inheriting Eternal Life

Inheriting Eternal Life

February 5, 2017  |  David Robinson

Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.

January

A Question about Divorce

A Question about Divorce

January 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot
Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.
A Question about Divorce

A Question about Divorce

January 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Repent of the Reformation
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Archbishop of Canterbury: Repent of the Reformation

January 27, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a joint statement urging repentance for the Reformation's "lasting damage." However, this exhortation is unclear and focuses on all the wrong things.
Topic: The Church
Dualism in the Church

Dualism in the Church

January 24, 2017  |  Andrew Sandlin

The Platonic idea of dualism has been widely discredited, except among some Christians. The ideology that abandons the created world is one that also abandons the Christian cultural task.

Topic: Dualism
Greatness in the Kingdom

Greatness in the Kingdom

January 22, 2017  |  Joe Boot

When we selflessly serve the needs of others, we embody God's ministerial authority. Kingdom service is true greatness because behind kingdom service is the omnipotent power of God.

Do Black Lives Really Matter?
Interview (Cornerstones)

Do Black Lives Really Matter?

January 18, 2017  |  Joe Boot and Steven Martins

Contemporary social justice movements like Black Lives Matter operate on a problematic and dangerous understanding of the nature of justice.

Glory and Power

Glory and Power

January 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.
Glory and Power

Glory and Power

January 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.

Who Defines Justice?

Who Defines Justice?

January 13, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Many churches and governments in our age have abandoned true justice in favour of whatever the state decrees. However, if we will not have a transcendent standard for justice, there can be no true definition of it.

Topic: Justice
January Blues & Holographic Girlfriends
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January Blues & Holographic Girlfriends

January 8, 2017  |  Joe Boot

As we enter a New Year, let us decide whether we will be led by the Word of God revealed in Christ Jesus, or by a substitute word of man's own design.

Scripture: Matthew 2:5-6
Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing

January 8, 2017  |  David Robinson
Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.
Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing

January 8, 2017  |  David Robinson

Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.

What is the Standard for Justice?

What is the Standard for Justice?

January 6, 2017  |  Joe Boot

If we will not look to God's infallible Word to learn about justice, how will we define it?

Topic: Justice
The Healing of Nations

The Healing of Nations

January 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins
When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Healing of Nations

The Healing of Nations

January 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins

When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.