How was the canon of Scripture established? (3 min)
Stephen Nicols shares that the Church hasn’t established the canon, but recognizes it, and that truth is a key difference between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Should AI be shut down?
“When our science and technologies are guided by an ‘if we can do something we should’ kind of moral reasoning, bigger and faster is not better.”
Housing prices up, builds are down
Canada’s housing-to-population ratio is the lowest of any G7 nation, because Canada has seen a general decline in home builds since the 1970s, despite a growing population. While the linked report doesn’t get into why it is happening, it presses for an investigation to figure it out.
Some government policies have focussed on increasing supply without increasing builds, by taxing foreigners who buy homes here. But this doesn’t get at the root of the problem – we need more houses. So why aren’t builders building, if there is money to be made?
Parents need to be able to opt out of “woke” education
Michael Zwaagstra is on to something here as he makes a case against Canada’s public school system. But he’s also a senior fellow at a secular think tank, and that’s where his diagnosis falls flat. Zwaagstra thinks “…teachers should be politically neutral” and schools shouldn’t be “indoctrination centres.” But schools can’t help but present doctrine, and the only choice is which. Will they celebrate God as Lord of all, or oppose Him, either explicitly, or implicitly by treating Him as irrelevant to all that students are learning?
Reflecting on the Church during the time of COVID
The author presents a helpful standard: did we act out of fear, or love for our neighbor? This is a question of motivation, not the end result, since the same act – closing a church, for example – could be done for either reason. However, only one of these motivations is God-honoring. So, now, 3 years later, are we in a place where we can ask, how did we do?
How the Earth cleans itself
If you believe our astonishingly complex Earth came about by chance and time, one lucky happenstance after another for millions of years, then you’d have ever reason to think it fragile.
But if you knew it to be designed, then you wouldn’t be surprised to discover that the Earth has been crafted with some impressive self-cleaning abilities. That’s not a reason to neglect our stewardship responsibilities (Gen. 1:26-28), but realizing the Earth isn’t a delicate egg is a reason to resist climate catastrophism.
Unbelief isn’t a sin…or is it?
Doubters will ask all sorts of questions, but only some will put in the same effort to actually seek answers. When a person’s objections are more smokescreen than sincere, we should be sure to call them to “repent and believe” and not simply dig up more answers for them that will never satisfy their rebellion anyway.
The article above and video below approach doubt and unbelief from two different but complementary angles and both are worth checking out.