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Lets Rid Ourselves of Toxic Garbage for 2017

Just recently I had lunch with a non-stop-complaining friend. Whether it was the weather, her co-workers, the offerings on TV, prices for just about anything, or the behaviour of various family members, her conversation was one petty complaint after another. Later I reflected on the source of that complaining: my friend could not let go of past hurts, affronts, and… (more…)

Jesus: More Than Itty-Bitty Baby

This Christmas millions will for a short time focus thoughts and hearts on a tiny baby. Even some shopping malls showcase scenes of Nativity. For merchants know, yes they know that Jesus is the source of Christmas, and Christmas profits. And so the Baby is squirreled away within the very temple of mammon. In sleep, exuding peace and serenity, He… (more…)

Four Reasons why people reject Christianity

In the past 20 years or so, I have frequently pondered why so many in contemporary culture reject Christian belief and practice. Fact is people in Western societies seem to be more and more resistant to embrace Christianity. Why are so many resistant to the claims of Jesus and the good news that he brings? Let’s explore four common reasons.… (more…)

Responding to Jihad: A better way Forward

Dear Friends, Despite Islam being in the news virtually every single day the average person does not understand: 1. the roots of violent Jihad, and 2. Christians do not know how they should respond. Light the Darkness Ministries is sponsoring an evening conference to address both of these issues. Please mark your calendars and register for this upcoming Wednesday, May… (more…)

How to find a safe place in an age of Terrorism

Some time ago I called a meeting so that people could get together and just pray. Among others three people came who were unknown to me. I approached them and asked what had prompted them to come. They shared openly, “We’re scared by the terrorist acts happening around the world. We’re looking for answers.” Their urgency and transparency deeply affected… (more…)

Cultural Christianity? There’s a Better way Forward-Part 3

Have you heard about the Israeli man who applied for a restraining order against God? The unnamed petitioner at the Haifa Magistrate’s Court claimed God had, “been particularly unkind toward him.” Now he wants to bar God from messing with his life. His action was extreme — it might even make us laugh. But lots of people who call themselves… (more…)

Cultural Christianity? There is a better way forward-Part 2

Cultural Christians deserve our pity (though they probably don’t think so) and our help. They are in the unenviable position of believing they have something spiritually genuine when in fact they have only a social veneer instead of true faith. Please don’t get me wrong – I don’t blame them. In many ways it’s not their fault. The vast majority… (more…)

UnMuzzle Your Inner Sheep Seminar: June 18th, Kitchener: Hazelglen Alliance Church

Hearing the word ‘evangelism’ sends a shiver down the spine of many Christians. Ever had these thoughts come into your mind? “I won’t know what to say.” “I want to get to know the person better.” “They seem like they wouldn’t be open to the Gospel.” “Evangelism is not my spiritual gift.” At Light the Darkness Ministries (LDM) we are… (more…)

Cultural Christianity? There’s a Better Way Forward-Part I

A good many people have the idea Canada is a Christian country. And many would casually think, “Well I may not go to church, and I’m certainly not a `religious’ person, but I was baptized as a baby, I have some vague ideas about Jesus, and I do live in Canada so I suppose I must be some kind of… (more…)

Finding Light in the Crisis

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost The crisis came to me in my late teens. It became the fork in the road, changing everything else in my life. From my earliest years I remember God being important to me. Walking home from the… (more…)

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