Friday, March 21, 2008

Comparative sizes of astronomical bodies

I find this fascinating. A little perspective of space and size.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Bible (from the greek = byblos; meaning book)

The Bible. The Book, as it were. I have recently heard it stated, or described, that the Bible is not the full expression of who God is, but that it is the very MINIMUM that we require to understand the character of our Almighty Lord and His plan of salvation. It is a selective document put together to give us a glimpse into God's mind and heart and His dealings, feelings and actions towards His creation.

I have read so many different statement's of belief that state the Bible is the FINAL authority on all these godly matters. Well, it certainly states them clearly and gives us more than enough to chew on. It is our only logged reliable account, that I know, of the central actions that provide our salvation and record the great work of Jesus Christ. It is the written insight into the Truth of who Jesus Christ truly is. These I do not doubt. But what do people mean by final authority? Is this still a worisome dreg left over from the cup of anger we poured out on the Roman Catholics in the 16th century? What of all the evidence and God-encounters and life experience we gain in living for Christ? What of all the things HE has revealed to me that I have not found written in the Bible? What of all the things not explained and seemingly unexplainable, in the Bible?

Here's a quote from Brian McLaren's book "The Story We Find Ourselves In"

"... I think that's another flase impression that preachers and pastors often give: that the Bible is God's answer book to remove all mysteries and make everything simple and clear. The fact is, the Bible deals with life's absurdities and craziness with pretty amazing honesty. Sometimes, the best the Bible does is to name the agony, you know, just describe it without attempting to resolve it or explain it. Sometiems, I think the Bible is more of a question book than answer book; it raises questions that bring people together for conversation about life's most important issues."

Monday, March 10, 2008

The link between knowledge and responsibility

A quote from this great fantasy novel:

"You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought, once. So did we all. And the truth is that as a man's real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do ..."

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


On April 19th/20th I will again be paddling the Fraser River from Hope to Fort Langley with a variety of individuals in Camp Squeah's annual paddle-a-thon. The event promotes the financial support of young people who are in post-secondary education but are coming volunteer their service to camp. The paddler's each are raising monies for bursaries for these summer staff members to be able to come and serve on our staff team and be able to afford tuition costs when they return to school.
If you'd like to, you may support me in this exciting venture by either sending cheques to Camp Squeah made out to Camp Squeah with my name and 'paddle-a-thon' somewhere on the cheque, or you are more than welcome to come and celebrate this great event in Fort Langley on the Sunday afternoon as we arrive at our final destination on the beach! Or do both! It's a great fun time, either way. And we even have some young staff coming and paddling down the river too.
Thank you to all for your love and care of young people in this ministry.
For more information check out the new Camp Squeah website: