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Refugee Sponsorship: Fuelled by Joy

Posted November 21st, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

In June 2016, I traveled to Lebanon for 2 weeks with others from across Canada. In addition to attending the annual Middle East Consultation meetings, CBM coordinated for visits with our Baptist ministry partners, churches and other agencies who are working with refugees seeking asylum… Read More »


Learning from Lewis & Clark

Posted July 25th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

If you are familiar with the story of Lewis & Clark, you may know that they were challenged with finding (what was believed to exist) a NorthWest water passage that would connect the Eastern United States to the Pacific Ocean. Akin to flat earth thinking,… Read More »


Church in a VUCA World

Posted July 17th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Recently in my reading, I came across a term in two books that I had never heard before: “5Q” (Alan Hirsh’s work on Five Fold Ministry) and “Canoeing the Mountains” (Tod Bolsinger’s work on Leadership in uncharted territory). Each of them the acronym “VUCA” as… Read More »


Sunday Is Not Sacred!

Posted June 11th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Dr. Stephen McMullin (Acadia Divinity College) has shared with me that often he has conversations with Christians regarding the challenges that churches face today. He says some are mournful and convinced they know the issue. The problem they say is, “Sunday is not SACRED anymore!… Read More »


Eat Out More Often

Posted March 19th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31, NIV) So just… Read More »


Can We Leave a Lasting Legacy?

Posted March 7th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

On October 29, 1778, the Wolfville Baptist Church in Nova Scotia opened its doors. That was 240 years ago! What strikes me is that this story is simply one of hundreds of stories. We come from a history of dreamers. Our legacy is one in… Read More »


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