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: April 2015

Death, Disasters, and Our Response

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“In the midst of life we are in death. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust,” is a line often quoted during funeral services. Although it is not a quote from the Bible, but from the Anglican prayer book, it is a true statement of fact. A fact we tend to overlook and forget until a disaster strikes like the current death and destruction in earthquake devastated Nepal. The number of dead bodies recovered keeps climbing, has passed …

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The Penny-Pinching God and Other Weird Beliefs


As a young Christian teenager, one thing about God was crystal clear to me—He is poor and so are His kids. The church my family attended in the mid-1950s had no rich people. Everyone did things cheaply. Linoleum instead of carpeting, Painted walls instead of paneling. The congregation drove old used cars. Missionaries were sent out with minimal support. And pastors? Well, in the early 1960s when I became a pastor myself, we received nominal housing, and a salary that …

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Focus on the Worldwide Task and Hold Your “End Times” Opinions Loosely

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Every religious person in Palestine desperately wanted the Promised One—the Messiah—to arrive, set up His Kingdom, chase out the Roman oppressors, and spread prosperity throughout the land. All the Jews, leaders and followers alike, focused on the prophecies of the coming powerful King and totally ignored, or interpreted away anything about His suffering and dying and the resurrection. Nobody in Palestine—not even Jesus’ own disciples—had a clear understanding of what was happening. Even weeks after His resurrection, and who knows …

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What Does It Take to Satisfy God?

Hundreds of teams like these are translating Scriptures into their own language.

(Note: If anyone reading this as an email is still getting an ugly brown background, please let me know.) For almost fifty years Jo and I have been thrilled to be members of Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada, now a major partner—along with about eighty other likeminded organizations—of Wycliffe Global Alliance Starting with a handful of American linguists in the 1930s, today more than 10,000 workers are focused on linguistics, literacy and Bible translation around the world. About 7,500 of …

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