Calvinist Sheep

Jesus figuratively spoke about Christians being sheep and Himself being the Good Shepherd. This is a nice picture of the Christian life that many are drawn to which indicates how much God loves them. However, I wonder how many people ever consider that John 10 (where Jesus mainly uses this figure of speech) touches upon…

Apologetics and the 80/20 Rule

There is a theory about organizations, workplaces, and churches which is called the Pareto Principle or, more simply, the 80/20 rule. The theory is that there is either 80% of the people doing 20% of the work, or there is 20% of the people doing 80% of the work. Does this rule apply to apologetics…

What Can Christians Learn From Muslims? (Part 2)

Even though Christians and Muslims disagree on a number of major issues, there are areas where we can learn from each other. As I have stressed elsewhere, just because two groups of people disagree, doesn’t mean they need to hate each other. In my previous post, we discussed what Christians can learn from Muslims in…

What Can Christians Learn From Muslims? (Part 1)

Even though Christians and Muslims disagree on a number of major issues, there are areas where we can learn from each other. As I have stressed elsewhere, just because two groups of people disagree, doesn’t mean they need to hate each other. As a Christian, I have a great respect for my Muslim friends and…

Tolerance and Smoking

I’ve never smoked anything before. There are a number of reasons for this. One reason is that I never grew up in a family of smokers. Another reason is that I was educated quite young on the dangers of smoking and I heeded the warnings. Another reason is that I was an ice hockey player…