Links on Theology, Life, and Culture to encourage us to be — and to make — disciples.

One Could Never Say Enough: How Ethnicity Proclaims His Excellencies
Cultural diversity is not to divide; it is to display. Our differences have a wonderful and divine intention.

Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020), Now with Jesus (forevermore)
A world traveller, Ravi defended and displayed the Gospel, especially among skeptics and critics of the faith. Read about some of his final days and a tribute to God’s work in Ravi’s life.

From Masks to Mass Confusion
We live in confusing times, to say the least. Experts, equally credentialed, can disagree in their area of expertise. Experts change their minds. (For example, March: masks don’t really slow viral spread and can even increase illness; May: masks should be worn.) That conflict and confusion shouldn’t infect the church’s call to love, to unity, and to truth. These themes have been expanded in some recent articles, even where disagreements may remain.

Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You: (A “countercultural” attitude is Biblical.)
When Everything Is Not Obvious: (A mirror to our own potential biases is helpful.)
Christians Are Not Immune to Conspiracy Theories: (A steady quest for knowledge without slander is needed.)
The Coronavirus Data Debate: (A balance of information is wise.)

Feedback requested: BC and Covid
Helping to navigate these times, the BC Government has a survey requesting our input: “B.C. has flattened the curve and we are preparing to carefully re-start services, the economy, and our lives. Your input is important as we develop our action plans.”

Middle-Earth or Medicine
Test your knowledge: are these the names of people from Tolkein’s middle-earth or the names of antidepressants from the pharmacist? Or, if you’d simply like to skip to an insightful reflection on Tolkein, read “Did Tolkien Waste His Life?

Does Christ Govern Every Storm?
Perhaps Pastor John was listening in on our recent “Storms” series? This podcast (with transcript) presents nine logical steps toward the conclusion. And the final equation is comfort for us because of confidence in Him.

Snapshots
The world declares the glory of God (Psalm 19). These award-winning photographs caught glimpses of majesty. And as image-bearers, we can marvel at His handiwork and appreciate the skill of fellow image-bearers in capturing these moments.
Previous TLC Todays can be read here.

Kyle Meeker
Theological and Leadership Development Pastor