The loser now will be later to win

(or: “Why I fell out of love with Apple”) You could chalk it up to a preference for the underdog — and you’d probably be right — but even that considered, you’d have to admit, Apple is not the company it once was. And if you’re an Apple fan/user/cult-member now, it’s not likely for the…

The Affordable Care Act is not anti-Christian

To Pat Robertson‘s wackos, who think its unconstitutional and against our religion to have health care insurance: Obama is right, and you don’t know your Bible. “Do not test the Lord your God” (Luke 4:12, Deuteronomy 6:16) means don’t take stupid risks on the assumption that God will rescue your from your own stupidity. Stop confusing…

The Device Has Been Modified

The CRTC has been all but forced to re-consider its decision to allow Usage Based Billing, when Canada’s Minister of Technology responded to public outrage by stating that if they didn’t, he would have it over-turned. Nice to see democracy at work! Of course, Bell isn’t done posturing for more money, but at least Canadians…

Imagination Movers (Sponsored)

Disney’s Imagination Movers are coming to our area, and we’re looking forward to taking Ben to check it out. These are four guys from New Orlean’s who literally had to salvage their homes after Katrina to keep their children’s music going — and have been a huge success since then. We haven’t seen them yet,…

I Am an Elastic Firecracker

Not too many friends have been with me since my first apartment, through college, marriage, 8 moves – 4 different cities in 2 different countries – and 2 kids. Few have kept up with all the changes in my life, and stood by me through all of them. Daisy, my cat, is one of those…

IMHO, all day kindergarten is NOT good for all children

One of the most confusing parts of the American tendancy to mix politics and religion (where to be Christian means you must be Republican) is the right-wing position on the role of the government. I understand how this is a “conservative” view point — I don’t understand why its a “Christian” view point. In Canada, its…

Thanks Ma Bell, for breathing new life into the Postal Service!

If Bell has their way with the CRTC (which they always do) pretty soon it’ll be cheaper to buy a hard drive and stick it in the mail than it will be to go over your allotted Internet useage in Canada! If you live here and use the Internet  (which you must if you’re reading…

Books for Siberia

This is the passion, and current ministry, of our friend Dave Brubacher, who, with his wife and two young boys, is serving in Siberia — a cold and barren place not just in weather alone. His desire is to provide resources for pastors and spiritual leaders, many of whom have little equipping in spiritual formation, counselling or…