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How To: Be A Great Pokemon Go Church

Last week, Kevin did a wonderful job making the case for the Church to take advantage of the amazing opportunity to share the Gospel leveraging┬áPokemon GO. He invited me to write a practical list of do’s and don’ts to help churches carry out the Great Commission in this unique and wonderful context.

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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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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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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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Syrian Refugees And A Christian Response.

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 […]

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Rainbow Doritos and The Forgotten Verse.

Pastors have a 2000 year old job description. In all those years, what we do hasn’t changed in any substantial way. Sure, methods and models change, but the overall qualifications haven’t been touched in all that time. The reason for that? They’re in the Bible. 1 Timothy 3:1-8 lays it all out pretty clearly, here’s […]

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Sex-Ed and Our Kids

It’s September, and school has already started in most parts of the province. Once again, Ontario parents find themselves talking about fretting over or outright protesting the new Health and Physical Education curriculum. Sorry: “The SEX-ED curriculum”. It’s been a simmering issue all summer, and this past Wednesday’s protests at over 100 Liberal MPP offices […]

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Jesse Rau, Kim Davis, and The King’s Shilling.

There’s an old saying: “If you take the King’s Shilling, you do the King’s bidding.” Essentially, if you work for the king, if he pays your salary, you do what he says. There’s been a lot of chatter online about a certain county clerk in Kentucky. Much has been said about Kim Davis on in […]

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How Ashley Madison Exposes Us All

Hey! Did you hear about the famous Christian reality TV star who had a paid account on Ashley Madison? Or perhaps the recently viral Christian YouTube star who was also caught with an account. Just in case you’ve been living under an Internet rock for the last week or so, depending on which news reports […]