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So Your Church Is A Pokestop

So by now, unless you live under a rock at the bottom of the ocean, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Pokemon Go and the vast majority of you are full fledged Pokemon trainers or you’ve “just downloaded it to see what it’s all about…” Here in Canada, we’ve had Pokemon Go (The official version at least) […]

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Evangelism Of Our Pagan Kids

My wife and I were discussing this the other day: there are more non-Christians in our home than there are Christians. We weren’t talking about what happens when, heaven forbid, a child dies, but the fact remains: none of our kids (aged 5, 2, and 1) have accepted Christ, and our oldest is getting to the […]

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Heralds not Harbingers

What is wrong with Christianity in North America? Sixteen days ago (when I wrote this) someone walked into a nightclub and shot a whole lot of members of the LGBT community. The outpouring of love and support that came immediately afterwards was refreshing to see, but…

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Pulse, and Deafening Silence.

Pulse nightclub. What can I say? Is there anything I can say that hasn’t already been said? Men and women from within and from outside the LGBTQ+ community have been writing through tears and grief since Sunday morning, unable to sleep or eat, unable to process what has happened. For my part, I have been […]

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Catholic Ordination And Ecumenism

I recently had the pleasure to do something I’ve never done, I attended the ordination of an old friend of mine. We met in high school (Catholic,) attended the same youth group (Reformed) with another friend who later became a (Presbyterian) minister. Long time readers will know that I pastored a small, Baptist church in […]

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Fort McMurray Wildfire And God

Alberta is burning. The Fort McMurray wildfire has engulfed a huge area surrounding the city. The fire has destroyed, according to reports, about 2,400 homes and other structures, and displaced 90,000 people. It’s a national tragedy the scale of which, at least in terms of size and economic loss if not (thankfully) loss of life, […]

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The Transgendered Target

Dear Right-Wing Christian Brothers and Sisters, Please forgive me, but it’s about time someone calls you out on your nonsense. I’ve tried to stay out of it. I’ve wanted to stay out of it! After all, I’m Canadian, and none of this really applies to me; at least not yet. Besides, what can I add […]

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Climate Change and Christians

I may not be a pastor anymore, but I still primarily work with people. As a result, occasionally I get to hear gems like this: “Man, if climate change worked the other way [and made the world colder] we’d have had this whole thing figured out decades ago!” More than just a funny interaction that made me […]