He’s not there, he’s here.

The tomb was empty. The stone was rolled away from the entrance. The linen burial shroud they wrapped him in was still there, but the body of Jesus was gone. Isn’t that just like Jesus. He never seems to stay where we put him. Good thing: if he did, we...

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Is this what you were expecting?

Palm Sunday’s a big deal in most churches. It should be, it’s the beginning of what’s called Holy Week, the week that also includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, leading to Easter. It’s pretty much the only time we can chronologically follow Jesus’ story day to day. Sunday, Jesus rides...

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It’s a matter of life and death.

I think that one of the greatest gifts of the Bible is the capacity of the stories it holds to reveal truth far beyond an obvious meaning. Maybe I’ve been reading too many parables lately. Parables aren’t just stories with an obvious point, they’re meant to offer insight into Jesus’...

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Robin King – The Problem with the Prodigal Parable

You’ve heard the story of the prodigal son, about God’s limitless grace and forgiveness, and the importance of repentance. Ok, sure. But there are a few problems with that view of the story, so we’ve got some questions to explore. I’m sure the disciples hearing this parable for the first...

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Is it “like this?”

I love it when Jesus tells a parable. Parables are those little stories that have a message and illustrate a point or a lesson Jesus is teaching. They’re his “it’s like this” stories. At least, that’s the way they seem to appear in the gospels. Jesus tells a story and...

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Robin King – Patience, in action!

If you’ve been patiently waiting for this week’s SWFS Podcast to come out, well here it is, and this week we’re talking about the “act” of patience. Yes, patience in action, because being patient is about so much more than simply waiting.

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Full and Fruitful

It’s been my experience that God gets blamed for a lot of things. I’m sure that God gets credit for lots, too. Surely no one says “Thank God!” as just a random expression of appreciation, do they? God’s included in many many things we say, but, before I get off...

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Robin King – Why 9,000 Canadian churches are closing

Here are the doors, here is the steeple, open the doors… where are all the people? All across Canada, thousands of churches over the next 10 years are in danger of closing their doors, for good. This week, Robin and I decided to discuss why so many churches are struggling...

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