Category: 2014-03

Make My Joy Complete
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Make My Joy Complete

If there is one thing people believe in, it is the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, it will always be that; a pursuit. They will never get there. Solomon told us that he had learned that centuries ago when he wrote Ecclesiastes. If they would pursue joy they could have greater success. Joy is something we […]

Finding Contentment
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Finding Contentment

“Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have” (Rabbi Sachtel). I used to think that was an ancient Chinese proverb. It sounds wise and deep. Guess what? It can be traced back to a late 20th century Jewish Rabbi – Rabbi Satchel! I had heard this quote and expected that it […]

Church Government in a Confessional Church
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Church Government in a Confessional Church

Living as People of God  I teach church polity to seminary students, largely because it is a required course and someone has to teach it. I have no illusions about how (un)enthused most of them are when they sign up for the course. Almost all of them view it as the ‘I need this only […]

We Have A Confession!
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We Have A Confession!

“Peace, order and good government” is the introductory phrase of section 91 of the CONSTITUTION ACT, of 1867. This phrase states in general terms the scope of the legislative jurisdiction granted to the Parliament of Canada by Her Majesty the Queen. It is the governing principle of our government. The Constitution of the United States […]