Better Books and Bibles will soon be carrying my book. The manager thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be writing an endorsement shortly.
Also, City Light News has accepted a brief article I wrote on the subject of suffering, so keep an eye out for that in future editions.
Some time ago I reflected on the importance of asking others for help, because if we refuse to ask other people for help then we withhold from them the opportunity to be helpful.
Sometimes we need to take our own medicine. Today, I’m asking for your help.
Continue reading “So, I could use your help”
Just quickly, I will be speaking at the Be Ready Winnipeg conference October 21-22. Details are still being worked out, but I received confirmation tonight that I’m on the list of speakers.
So if you live in or near Winnipeg hopefully you can attend that conference. See you then!
I’m a little slow on the draw, but I finally created a Facebook page for the book. If you’re on FB, please like the page and help let others know about it.
I’ve discovered that the book has made its way to both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca for those who like to shop there. Of course, it’s always available directly through Createspace which, as far as I know, is a pretty straightforward means of purchasing the book. And I’m starting to accumulate a few copies myself for those who would prefer to buy direct from the author. No shipping charges, and you don’t have to wait for delivery!
I’ve had a chance to do a test run of a talk on suffering I hope I can share with many other people. Though there is room for improvement, I think it went well. If you know of a church, Bible study group or other audience who would benefit from a talk on this subject, please let them know about this book, and my availability to speak on the subject.
Much appreciated. And if others can make some sense of suffering in this world I’m sure they’ll appreciate it too!
For some people the prospect of having to endure any sermon on any subject is the highest form of suffering, but how about a sermon specifically designed to address the subject of suffering? Well, last Sunday that’s exactly what I spoke about at Highland MB Church in Calgary. The message primarily drew on themes from my book.
Here’s the audio:
Continue reading “A sermon on suffering”
In all the discussions about assisted suicide that I’ve seen, one of the common refrains from those who want to keep that option open for themselves has been that they “don’t want to be a burden on others.” Often their concern is not even their own physical suffering as their bodies fail, but merely that their circumstances might make life a little more difficult for others.
Let me begin with a humorous little story about my wife.
Continue reading “Assisted suicide and the gift of being a burden”
If the subject of human suffering has bothered or intrigued you – particularly why it happens and why on earth God doesn’t just stop it all right now – then you might be interested in attending Highland MB Church on Sunday, September 4. I’ll be guest speaking there, on the subject of my book on suffering.
I think the service starts at 10 am, but I’m not certain.
I was reading from two separate sources about two separate women forced to endure two separate forms of suffering. Their situations and their responses… well… I think it speaks volumes.
Continue reading “Two tales of suffering”
Dr. Tawa Anderson of Oklahoma Baptist University sent this endorsement of my book on Suffering:
Continue reading “Suffering – a review”
I had the chance to be interviewed about my book by Stephen Bedard of Hope’s Reason. You can listen to it here.
I think the interview went really well – Stephen is a great guy for the interview – but there was one point I wish I would have made.
Continue reading “Another interview”