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A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Whatever Happened to All Those Pentecost Converts?

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Summer Blogging Break With this thought provoking post I am taking a summer break in my weekly blog. Jo and I are going to Mexico for three weeks in July with nearly our whole family to celebrate our belated 50th wedding anniversary. During August we hope to relax, read, study and prepare for fall ministries. Here’s wishing you all a great summer. See you again the first week of September!   Whatever Happened to All Those Pentecost Converts? One moment …

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Good News from a Distant Land

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Friday, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. God is at work among aboriginal peoples all over the world. Here is Good News from the Canela in Brazil. Prejaka. Prejaka! PREJAKAAAA, the Canela councillor shouted at the end of the naming ceremony. With that I  received a Canela name, Prejaka, taking the first step into being accepted by Canela society. That was 45 years ago this past week. After 22 years of work, we returned to Canada leaving behind …

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Donors Beware

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The truck ground to a stop in the Brazilian Indian village. A government official climbed down from the cab and told the driver to pull back the tarp part way. Villagers crowded closer to see shovels, axes, hoes, bush knives, rakes, rotary manioc graters, and two-metre-wide shallow pans for roasting manioc. “The government knows you need these tools and equipment,” the official began his speech, pausing frequently so his words could be interpreted into the local language for those who …

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Bible Translation Enriches the Worldwide Church

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“From countless pulpits every week we hear an implicit message that has wormed its way into our minds: we lack the key to unlocking the secrets of Scripture because we don’t know the original languages.” This is the first sentence of an article by Jost Zetzsche in the April, 2013 issue of Christianity Today titled “Knowing What the Bible Really Means” subtitled, Why Multiple Translations Might Even Be Better Than Scripture In Its Original Languages. The author draws a parallel …

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