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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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