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Missing the Point

Posted February 8th, 2016 - Read Article - 3 Comments - Leave a Response

I hate Facebook. Well that’s not exactly true. Let me try again. I dislike Facebook. Well that’s closer, but I’m still not comfortable with that either. Let me try one more time. I think Facebook is like the church of Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-16): lukewarm; neither… Read More »


Unless A Seed Falls

Posted January 13th, 2016 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

The incarnation and crucifixion teach a crucial lesson: we must become small. Especially as we sponsor refugees. As hosts, we’re tempted to see ourselves as big Daddy Warbucks and sponsored families as little orphan Annie. “We’re rich. They’re poor.” Wise hosts, however, welcome and create… Read More »


Christmas Crossroads

Posted December 18th, 2015 - Read Article - 4 Comments - Leave a Response

The Paris and San Bernardino killings coupled with desperate Muslim refugees in need of hospitality have brought many disciples of Jesus to a crossroads. Radical commands like: love your neighbour, love your enemy, do good to those who hate you, show hospitality to strangers (and… Read More »


Terrorism: Bombs, Blogs & Breathalyzers

Posted November 25th, 2015 - Read Article - 2 Comments - Leave a Response

Before malaria was linked to mosquitos, there were wild remedies and precautions. Knowing the source of problems is crucial. What if drunkenness hadn’t been linked to alcohol? How would we view DUI accidents and fatalities? Would we be handing out death sentences or driving tips?… Read More »


Glorious and Free

Posted November 10th, 2015 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

Our church service yesterday started with “O Canada” as we remembered those who’ve fought for our freedom. After that (though my Pavlovian senses were cued for a hockey game) we raised our voices and hands to God (okay, mostly our voices). We love our country… Read More »


11 Ways to Appreciate Your Pastor

Posted October 4th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Showing gratitude and appreciation to God is a spiritual discipline that takes practice, especially in our very critical world. It also extends to showing gratitude for those God has blessed us with to lead us as his people. When we honour God’s leaders we also… Read More »


The Last and First

Posted June 19th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day and Sunday June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. It’s interesting that these two “days” fall on the same weekend – a day honouring the first people to come to this land and a day honouring some of the… Read More »


Knowledge, Skills & Character

Posted June 10th, 2015 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

Recently I was reminded that solid leadership is rooted deep in the disciplines of our lives and that we need to pay attention to these areas to be the leader that God is calling us to be. I’m going to identify the three general areas… Read More »


Journey to Ordination

Posted May 28th, 2015 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

My call to vocational ministry came during the spring of 1987. The steps in my journey to ordination with the CABC were guided by the people God placed around me – people from my local church, school community and friends. Affirmation of the call began… Read More »


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