There is a mysterious and remote island in Melanesia that many might consider the strangest island in the world. Beyond its breathtaking views of white sand, green palm trees, and crystal clear waters, everything you will see here will surprise and shock you. There is a strip of land resembling an airstrip, but unlike any […]

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Imperfect Perfections

In 1464 the city of Florence commissioned the creation of David’s statue that would rise 260 feet and adore the city cathedral. They selected sculptor Agostino di Duccio for this important task. Agostino went on to search for a perfect block of marble suitable for the project. Finally, he found one in Carrara. The quarry […]

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Faith – Historical and Relational

“Read the book before you watch the movie.” We heard and probably even gave this advice to others many times. This is good advice because a great piece of literature, when adopted into a motion picture, has to be heavily edited and reduced to a narrative that fits into the framework of a movie lasting […]

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Can a woman forget her nursing child?

There is a story about a young girl who lost her path in life and wandered away from God, her family and the loving home she grew up in. Not long after that her life started spiraling out of control, pulling her deep into dark waters of depression and sadness. One night, overtaken by the […]

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Silence, Solitude & Rest

One of the characteristics of great art is its popularity and familiarity among the general public. But there is a revolutionary and highly praised musical work that you have never heard, even if you are very familiar with it. John Cage composed his famous 4’33” in 1952 and considered it to be his greatest work. […]

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Eyes Fixed on the Lord

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of our faith” – Hebrews 12:2 Hidden deep into the vast wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, there is a stream known as Divide Creek. There is something truly special about this place beyond its natural beauty and grace. At some point, a large boulder […]

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The Problem and the Promise of the Empty Tomb

If you have noticed, the cover of Christ’s tomb at St. George is always a little open, allowing you to see the inside of the empty tomb. During my first Holy Week at St. George, I closed the cover when I noticed this. But to my surprise, the next time we had a service in […]

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Palm Sunday: Jesus Wept

During his ministry, our Lord poured his heart and soul into healing, teaching, comforting, and giving hope to everyone he came across. But often his teaching was ignored and overlooked and his miracles were questioned and challenged. It is only during his triumphal entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday that it feels like Jesus is […]

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Alive in Christ: Praying for the Departed

Genghis Khan is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in history. He was undoubtedly a great conqueror whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea, a talented and skilled politician who converted his adversaries into dedicated allies, and a brave military commander on the battlefield. But he was a […]

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