A Commuter’s Communion with God

From First Thoughts

A few weeks ago I was on the GO train to Toronto filled with morning commuters. I would shortly be arriving at Union Station, where I would then transfer to a VIA Rail train to Montréal. Although my mind was initially on the lecture I would be delivering at the end of my journey the following . . . . Continue Reading »

Reformed Christian Prayers for the Pope

From First Thoughts

I consider myself a Reformed Christian of strongly confessional bent. I love Scripture and recognize it to be God’s Word, the final authority for faith and life. I love the Heidelberg Catechism with its warm, evangelical flavor as it speaks to the heart of believers of our “only comfort . . . . Continue Reading »

Whom to Believe on Global Warming?

From First Thoughts

In the continuing controversy over climate change it is difficult to sort out the validity of conflicting reports. Here, for example, is a Financial Post column by Lawrence Solomon, ” Not Easy Being Green .” According to Solomon: Arctic ice has made a comeback, advancing so rapidly that . . . . Continue Reading »

Relevant Religion and Human Desires

From First Thoughts

Sometimes it takes a nonbeliever to speak truth to believers. This time it comes from the “not even religious” George Jonas in Canada’s National Post : Searching for one-size-fits-all religion . Amidst calls from some Roman Catholics that the new Pope toe their own line rather . . . . Continue Reading »

Roe Plus Forty: Where Now?

From First Thoughts

Last week marked the fortieth anniversary of Roe vs. Wade . In the absence of a consensus favoring legal protection of the unborn, what are the alternatives available to us in the short term? In my most recent Capital Commentary piece , I make four suggestions: First, we always do well to assume . . . . Continue Reading »