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John Sutherland
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I attempt to lead my life based on biblical principles, which include for me both women's and gay rights.
I attempt to lead my life based on biblical principles, which include for me both women's and gay rights.

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Cultural suffocation
The application of religion's ultimate insights to specific situations is, of course, a tremendously difficult task. There are no blueprints, no simple rules to go by. Christianity does not present...a tool kit of easy-to-use rules and precepts by which pro...
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Of worms, birds, and the Bible
Always remember, a bird’s eye view is way different from a worm’s eye view, when in fact, they’re looking at the exact same thing. - Paula Peralejo Worms have a tough life. They are the furthest thing from strong, long-lived, or attractive. Their niche is a...
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The times they are a'changin',,,and a'changin'...and a'changin'
  What's
so scary about free speech on campus? "Back in the 1960s, a free-speech
movement swept North American campuses and launched a new era of social and
political ferment. It was a heady, liberating time – time for dissent,
challenge and dangerous ideas...
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Building a faith-infused worldview 3 - The Christian Mind
Last year, the Students’ Society of McGill University voted in favour of joining the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, but the vote was overturned in an online vote. [F]ollowing the BDS debate, some Jewish students experienced harass...
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Worldview - what I learned from CNN
The concept of a worldview is not new, although most people with whom I interact appear to have little or not interest or awareness of the topic. Then why do I think that it's important? I happened to watch CNN for a few minutes today. The program participa...
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Building a faith-infused worldview 4 - The Christian Mind
Last year, the Students’ Society of McGill University voted in favour of joining the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, but the vote was overturned in an online vote. [F]ollowing the BDS debate, some Jewish students experienced harass...
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Building a faith-infused worldview 2 - The road not taken
In the first post in this series on how one builds a faith-based worldview, I enlisted the great troubadour Bob Dylan to help us explore the certainty that whatever we are or do in life, however we interpret and assess what we see around us, someone or some...
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Building a faith-infused worldview 1 - A little help from the Catholics
While the city of Abbotsford is often referred to as the Bible Belt of British Columbia, it isn't always obvious that this descriptor means anything more than that there are a lot of churches there (over 100 in a city of 140,000, plus four Sikh temples).  A...
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You're gonna have to serve somebody
You may be an ambassador to England or France You may like to gamble, you might like to dance You may be the heavyweight champion of the world You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes Indeed you're gon...
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The reader dialogue continues--tauma-informed practice
A professional colleague of mine contributed to this series of posts by positing that harm reduction could be a justifiable reason for allowing the abortion choice to remain. Another reader strongly rejected that view. Now reader one has submitted further r...
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