Author: Randy Bushey

October 29, 2022 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith” (Romans 1:17). Each year when the neighborhood children come to our door in their Hallowe’en celebration, I think of Martin Luther…

October 18, 2022 Randy Bushey

~ by Randy Bushey In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one (Ephesians 6:16). When I was a kid, an older boy in our neighborhood had devised a system so that his pellet gun would fire an odd projectile. He’d…

October 11, 2022 Randy Bushey

` by Randy Bushey To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour (Titus 1:4). A friend recently reminded me of something I’d forgotten. Years ago when my (favourite) daughter-in-law asked who in Bible history – besides the Lord Jesus – I’d most…

October 6, 2022 Randy Bushey

~ by Randy Bushey Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name (Psalm 100:4). It was a decision of the Canadian government, proclaimed by Governor General Vincent Massey in January 1957: A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest…

September 10, 2022 Randy Bushey

by Randy Bushey In the beginning was the Word…(John 1:1) The introduction to John’s gospel is unusual, unique, maybe even strange. John, writing near the end of the 1st century as probably the only remaining apostle of Christ, places Jesus in metaphysical pre-history: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,…

September 3, 2022 Randy Bushey

by Randy Bushey So whether you eat or drink or WHATEVER YOU DO, do it all for the glory of God.  (1Cor.10:31) Can you picture the scene? The obscure Augustinian monk, in full monastic garb, treks down the street of Wittenberg clutching a freshly-penned paper. When he arrives at the Castle Church, he nails his…

August 10, 2022 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).  We live in a materialistic culture; consequently that opening verse of the Bible is abhorrent to many. By materialistic, I DON’T mean the desire to acquire physical possessions. Rather, I’m thinking about the more basic issue of cause and effect…

July 20, 2022 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). Is there any current cultural flashpoint with greater incendiary explosiveness than the concept of abortion on demand? And so last month’s decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade…

June 14, 2022 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children  (1 Thessalonians 2:11). On the occasion of entering the Promised Land, the Lord gave vital instruction to Hebrew parents. The purpose was twofold: – to be diligent to live out their faith within family…

May 14, 2022 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe (Romans 3:21,22).  The book of Romans has been called Paul’s theological magnum opus. What is surprising to…