Reaping the Whirlwind
Around the globe and especially in the Middle East, we see increasing evidence that technology and the rejection of the Christian worldview have unleashed a viral chaos. The genie is out of the bottle and doesn’t want to go back in.
In the West, we have the sodomites in the streets and on the airwaves, demanding (always demanding) new rules to inhibit those who do not share their enthusiasm for all things perverse. In the Middle East, it’s a confusing array of Islamic…
Putting Things Away
As the days get shorter and the long nights colder, a dampness and pre-frozen paralysis seems to be settling—a little more each day—into our quiet Northern communities. The leaves of the surrounding poplars and cottonwoods are yellow but not gone. The rivers have lost their midsummer clarity and vibrant aqua tones but they still make their way to the seas with no cover or constriction of ice. The geese, swans, ducks and cranes still pass by, sometimes in small groups in the twilight, showing a…
Standing Up to the Bullies—Canada Digs In!
While US President Barack Obama goes toe-to-toe with his Republican House adversaries in a staredown over the debt ceiling, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has taken a few positions which, frankly, surprised me. They also impressed me and I want here to give Mr. Baird and Mr. Harper full credit for their bold and unashamed defence of Israel, common sense and realistic worldviews. I pray they may continue to stand firm in the face of the criticism and carping they will no doubt face…
Systemic Delay—the Enemy of Justice
"Because a sentence against evil deeds is not enforced promptly, the hearts of the people become even more prone to committing these wicked crimes." Ecclesiastes 8:11.
Over 5 years ago, in March of 2005, a terrible tragedy occurred in Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Four RCMP officers died in an ambush. Their killer then turned his gun on himself. Two other men were convicted of manslaughter for their part in the event. They were sentenced in early…
“The Current” Holocaust Deniers
On a recent CBC podcast of “The Current” with Anna Maria Tremonti, I listened to her rabid attack on home-schoolers, followed by a CBC-produced “skit” that further exposed this identifiable group to hatred and contempt.
Ms. Tremonti was conducting “interviews” (heavily weighted with her own bias) around the recent announcement that Alberta had agreed to drop the contentious inclusion of Human Rights legislation in its approach to home-schooling in the province.
The Herd Mentality East and West—Opportunists Grabbing for the Wheel
As the world watches the sudden unfolding of events in the Middle East, it is tempting to view the near-simultaneous collapse of corrupt national governments as phenomena of interest without embracing the responsibility we have in our own more-democratic countries to ensure that we are not doused with the same fuel and lit with the same torch. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the legitimate concerns boiling to the surface in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen have forced unexpected changes…
The Poor 1% in Ottawa
Isn’t it ironic that some of the loudest voices in Ottawa who are supposedly standing up for the rights, dignity and betterment of the poor are themselves members of the top 1% of wage collectors in the country? I speak, of course, of the NDP MPs who were swept to power last year by disillusioned voters in Quebec and other pockets across the country.
How do I figure? The top 1% of Canadians, by income, receive annual compensation of $169,000 or more. While base salary…