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U Matters - 18 Jun 2015

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Last night, I was walking on the Prairie Path west of Chicago. I saw a portable toilet. The door wouldn't open. Then a drunk and very angry man screamed through the door, "Leave me alone!" On my way back an hour later I tried it again and he yelled, "What's wrong with you?" Since this is...

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U Matters - 11 Jun 2015

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Last week we witnessed the confirmation and baptism of an amazing group of young people. We sang along with a youth band and listened not only to Brenna but some of the young people share the sermon. We are so blessed! This weekend I am away, officiating at a wedding and attending a reunion of...

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U Matters - 04 Jun 2015

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Sunday is Confirmation Sunday. The growth and vitality of Union's youth ministry has been an answer to prayer. The nine young people being confirmed and the six being baptised are the ROI or fruit -- depending you want to go business or biblical. Praise God for Brenna Dykman, the...

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U Matters - 28 May 2015

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Last Sunday I attended the good-bye party of a Union family moving from HK. It seems that just about everyone at the party was on their way out. I had the feeling I was at a graduation party where everyone was celebrating but me--and I had to repeat the grade again. It is not easy to bid...

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U Matters - 21 May 2015

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I was standing on Queens Road Central, looking and feeling like a drowned rat during a downpour. A young woman walked up to me and put her umbrella over my head. My first thought was that since Union gave me such wonderful early 60th surprise birthday party, the woman knew I was...

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U Matters - 14 May 2015

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My mother used to say, when talking about sin: "Ignorance is bliss." In Romans 16, Paul tells us "to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil." Both Paul and my mother are right. If we find wisdom and bliss in goodness, we will live fulfilled and useful lives. If we are...

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U Matters - 07 May 2015

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This week I read a sobering article, "Why I Don't Go to Church on Mother's Day." Pastor Michele was very helpful (as always) in addressing some of the concerns raised and I hope to interview her Sunday during the sermon. I mentioned Mother's Day at my men's group this week and two of the...

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U Matters - 30 Apr 2015

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The earthquake in Nepal, Christian persecution in the Mid-East, and the rioting in Baltimore remind us that life is a constant stream of natural and human-made disasters. Meanwhile, we pray and remember Psalm 46:1, 2: "God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in...

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U Matters - 23 Apr 2015

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This week I attended a Pastor's conference in Albuquerque, NM. On the plane ride I sat next to a Muslim business man who had sat next to me on a long haul flight two years ago. At US customs I ran into Sarah Law, who grew up in Union. I had lunch yesterday with Steve Dudden, a former Union...

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U Matters - 16 Apr 2015

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Someone commented that "you sense the vitality and the presence of the Holy Spirit in the church." What a great compliment. Take last night as an example. Wednesday night the Joint Leaders, Oasis, and Alpha all met. What a great group of leaders who have a common cause and will...

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