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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 »


Welcome to Paradise

Posted May 22nd, 2015 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

Paradise Baptist Church (NS) is moving ahead in their quest to sponsor a family displaced by the violence in the Middle East. The refugee sponsorship team of Paradise Baptist took the next step and chose the family they would sponsor and help to settle in… Read More »


Epiphany

Posted January 6th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Today is Epiphany – The Appearing. Some traditions more accurately call it Theophany – The Appearing of God. The Word of all creation became flesh, became Immanuel – God with us, and we have seen his glory. Some mark the feast by focussing on Christ’s… Read More »


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