Posts by Jim Fergusson

My Farewell Article for My Colleagues

This is a time of great change in Nortel and in the world. The Internet has fed globalization, and has fed off it as well. The first great wave of Internet investment has roared in, crested, and is now receding. Will Nortel be left stranded like a beached whale as a result, with us and…

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A Forty Year Journey – Part 4 (Final)

Regarding the question of whether it is reasonable to believe in Jesus, I found the tools of the historian and the lawyer more helpful than those of the scientist and the philosopher. Historians have argued very reasonably that the New Testament as we read it today was indeed written by the early followers of Jesus,…

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A Forty Year Journey – Part 3

By the end of 1979, I was also ready to launch out into politics by working for the Liberal Party of Canada. The Conservatives had recently come to power, and the Liberals were getting ready to choose a new leader. I thought there was an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a…

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A Forty Year Journey – Part 2

I worked hard during my stay in the government, and the experience was certainly worthwhile. However, I did not find what I was looking for, and became more and more disillusioned the longer I stayed. I often regretted turning down the university offers I had received. I became more and more isolated from my family.…

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A Forty Year Journey – Part 1

The Bible tells Christians, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (I Peter 3:15, New International Version) Anyone who comes to believe in Jesus always does so because in one way or another,…

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Jesus

Long ago a baby named JesusWas born in Bethlehem.He grew up and talked to thousands;Healed the blind, set the captives free. Later on this man named JesusWent up to Jerusalem.He no longer talked to thousands;Instead, He was nailed to a tree. Three days later the man called JesusHad risen from death to life.He was seen…

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The Architecture of a Human Being, Part III

(This is the third in a three-part series on the subject of “The Architecture of a Human Being,” By James R. Fergusson.) The Bible also tells us that spiritual life is indeed available to us. It says that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”…

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The Architecture of a Human Being, Part II

(This is the second in a three-part series on the subject of “The Architecture of a Human Being,” By James R. Fergusson.) We all know every human being has a body, and a mind (as our mental part is commonly known). But, when I heard this verse being quoted and discussed, I suddenly realized I…

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The Architecture of a Human Being, Part I

(This is the first in a three-part series on the subject of “The Architecture of a Human Being,” By James R. Fergusson.) As an undergraduate science student in the late 1950s and early 1960s, one of the things I sought was a way of understanding both myself and people in general. Both biologically and mentally,…

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