Nathan Kotylak: A Tale of Repentance, Restitution, and Redemption

Nathan Kotylak tries to set fire to a Vacouver Police cruiser

Fresh in our Canadian collective consciousness are the Vancouver riots, which have triggered outrage, disgust and disbelief throughout the entire nation, as well as across the world. The new G20 of the west coast, as people have dubbed the events, resulted in injuries, arrests and damages far beyond … [Read more...]

The Power of Forgiveness – 3 of 3

'The Sacrament of Reconciliation' St. Johns Church - Charlotte, NC

Be sure to also read part one and part two of Barry's series on forgiveness. -- ed.Over the past couple of weeks, I've been writing about a 35 year old woman who had a very important choice to make.As a girl, she'd been badly abused by her father. For all of her adult life, she'd been … [Read more...]

The power of forgiveness – 2 of 3

Forgiveness

Last week, I told a story that a 36-year-old mom shared with me about how she finally forgave her abusive father for his unspeakable behaviour toward her when she had been a young teenager. She told me how, when she finally did forgive her dad, she'd felt a notable freedom from the weight she'd been … [Read more...]

The power of forgiveness – 1 of 3

Forgive

I was speaking with a young woman in our church a couple of weeks ago and she told me an amazing story.. "About a year ago," the lady said to me, "you were speaking on Sunday morning about what happens when we don't forgive someone, and comparing the result to when we do forgive them."I … [Read more...]

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