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 […]
Matthew 7:1 (“Judge not!”) is one of the most often quoted verses by people who aren’t Christian. Also, that whole last sentence is a trope used by pastors and Christian bloggers alike. Accurate perhaps, but trope nonetheless.
The local church is the heartbeat of Christianity. After just a simple reading of the book of Acts, most people should easily see that the Christian faith requires Christian community.
I’ve been thinking and writing a bit on the topic of doctor assisted suicide or euthanasia in Canada lately. I’ve also been waiting for the inevitable evangelical reaction. Not the crazy reaction. that one came out months ago. Alarmists are almost always the first out of the gate. No, I’ve been waiting for the thoughtful, […]
A few weeks ago I was honoured to be the guest preacher at another church. As the service ended I realized that in one morning I had seen a great example of unity amongst different churches.
“Man, the enemy’s out in full force today, and you’re nowhere to be found!” Prayers can be funny things. You can compose the floweriest, most doctrinally sound, and poetic piece of intercessory prose and God can answer with an emphatic: “NO.” Alternatively, you can yell at your ceiling in sin and God can unilaterally solve […]
The biggest blessing and curse of my life was growing up in church. There may be a bit of hyperbole there, but there’s a point. I have been going to church nearly every Sunday since before I was born. I was saved… somewhere around the age of three. Needless to say, there has been no […]
After last year’s Supreme Court ruling, Canada is set to draft and implement new legislation legalizing euthanasia in Canada. This post isn’t to debate the morality or the merit of death with dignity/Doctor assisted suicide. My goal is, rather, to describe how we as church leaders, and members ought to respond to our new shared reality.
I have to admit, I’m kind of a sci-fi nerd. Growing up I loved Star Trek, and when I got to college, I fell in love with Star Wars too. Then a couple years ago I was introduced to Doctor Who and my training was complete. But it’s not just the TV shows I like, […]
Recently, the first plane of Syrian refugees arrived in Canada. It landed in Toronto at Pearson International Airport. More will be coming; some will land in Toronto and some in Montreal. In all, the Canadian Government has committed to taking in 25,000 in the coming months, most of whom will likely land in the GTA/Southern […]