Sermons by Bert Thomson (Page 11)

The Faith that Works: ENDURANCE

What is the use of faith if it does not give us answers to our most pressing problems? After all, there are plenty of self-help books around that claim to offer solutions for any number of life’s dilemmas, from fixing a car to fixing a relationship.  What often surprises people when they first encounter the…

Oh Canada Series Part 2: He Shall Have Dominion

On July 1, 1867, our nation was born; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada, with John A. Macdonald as its first prime minister. The area of Upper Canada was called Ontario and Lower Canada was called Quebec. It is said while reading the Bible one morning, Sir Samuel…

Oh Canada Series Part 1: Great Canadians

What do the telephone, instant mashed potatoes, the egg carton, a cardiac pacemaker and a snow blower have in common? They were each invented by a Canadian.  For history buffs, a country’s past offers a wealth of fascinating information and trivia that can both entertain and educate. But, even more importantly, a nation’s history is…

The Inescapable Truth About Fatherhood

There is a lot of pressure on fathers these days – all kinds of fathers –  from foster dads, single dads and step-dads to divorced dads and your conventional parent.  Once you become a father, you cannot un-become one, even if you try.   You have entered into the realm of fatherhood that cannot be…

God’s Not Dead Part 1: Real Faith Isn’t Blind

What is your reaction when you hear the words “God is dead”? It is a declaration made popular by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and became a hallmark saying in the 1960s to describe the growing atheism in America and Canada. The idea behind what was sometimes referred to as the “death of God” movement,…