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World Refugee Day 2013

Posted June 20th, 2013 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

A STARTING POINT Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day. 15 million people are profoundly homeless. We need to be practically impacted by their plight. Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen… to share your food with the hungry and provide the… Read More »


Taking Care of God’s Temple

Posted June 17th, 2013 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20 NIV) Maintaining… Read More »


Thirsty?

Posted June 11th, 2013 - Read Article - 2 Comments - Leave a Response

The beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic is full of many wonderful old treasures. Last week I had the privilege of walking some of its streets with a group of students from ADC. A little off the main tourist track, I took them… Read More »


The Common Good

Posted May 29th, 2013 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

I’m sitting in the Montreal airport, on my way home after three weeks on the road. I’ve been in Cuba for two and a half weeks with the CBM 2013 Praxis team (a scholarship program for Canadian Baptist seminary students) and then at an interfaith… Read More »


Fish Or Cut Bait

Posted May 21st, 2013 - Read Article - 4 Comments - Leave a Response

I firmly believe that Baptists in Atlantic Canada should be praying about how to start new congregations and birth fresh expressions of church in our region. There is a need for renewal in many of our struggling congregations and I wonder if some shouldn’t be… Read More »


Making Space

Posted May 3rd, 2013 - Read Article - 3 Comments - Leave a Response

When I was in High school my vice-principal was an AUBA Baptist minister, Dr. Willard Clayton. He gave me a verse one day that has continued to inhabit my soul: “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry… Read More »


Stress in Ministry?

Posted April 24th, 2013 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,…”. People in ministry today could relate to this quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Good news stories of individuals growing in Christ are often met with negative elements that… Read More »


Take a Second Look

Posted April 16th, 2013 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

How many times have you thought you saw something, only to take a second look and realize that it wasn’t what you thought at all?  I remember when Twila and I were driving across Canada in the summer of ’97.  On one particular evening in… Read More »


Enter the Chaos

Posted April 10th, 2013 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

18 years ago, as we stood on the threshold of cross-cultural ministry in Africa, tentatively taking stock of the Somali world and seriously second-guessing ourselves, an experienced field worker “pushed” us into the unknown with this advice: “Just enter the chaos.” Looking back, I’m not… Read More »


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