My hero Rev George #Whitefield, an Anglican priest and revival leader in the first Great #Awakening: ”O that my words would pierce to the very soul! O that Jesus #Christ was formed in you! O that you would turn to the Lord Jesus Christ, that he might have mercy upon you! I would speak till midnight..till I could speak no more, so it might be a means to bring you to #Jesus.”
Every year the #Queen now at age 92 keeps pointing to #Jesus. This Christmas video is worth reposting. Let’s value the Queen’s witness to the Gospel while we still have her on earth.
B.C. Electoral Reform Referendum: Voters’ motivations, and why proportional representation failed – Angus Reid Institute
— Read on angusreid.org/electoral-reform-referendum-why-proportional-representation-failed/
Letter to the Editor
I enjoyed Lance Peverley’s Peace Arch News Dec 6th column “Time for one last verse as Christmas nears”. In the age of #metoo, sometimes it’s hard to tell if things are merely playful or actually predatory. Is the musically endearing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ a date rape anthem? As a social Worker and Anglican priest, I have worked with many victims of sexual abuse and/or harassment. How many times does a person (Mouse in the score) need to say no to Wolf (the man in the score who kept removing her jacket & hat)? Does the line ‘ what is in this drink’ hint at a mickey, a date rape drug? I welcome a thoughtful non-polarized discussion as people once listen again during this Christmas season to these complicated lyrics.
Rev Dr Ed Hird
“We may be rather sure, that riches, if the possessors are not proportionately humble and spiritual, have a direct tendency to nourish the worms of self-conceit and self-will. Such persons expect to be consulted, and that their judgment shall be followed.” -Rev John Newton, abolitionist and author of the Amazing Grace hymn