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The Charleston Shooting And God’s Tolerance Of Evil.

Why does God allow evil to happen? Away from the discussions about gun control, far from the debates about whether Wednesday night’s senseless shooting in Charleston was religiously or racially motivated lies one question: “Why did God let it happen at all?” Why would an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God allow an armed man to walk […]

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Reflections on Pastoral Ministry Part 5: The Pain Of Leaving

Up until very recently, I was in pastoral ministry. I pastored a micro-church in the Ottawa Valley. (For the unfamiliar micro churches are essentially the opposite of mega churches. Definitions vary, but generally, churches that have 50 or fewer in weekly attendance can be considered micro.) It was an experience I’ll remember for the rest […]

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Reflections On Pastoral Ministry: Church Politics

Up until very recently, I was in pastoral ministry. I pastored a micro-church in the Ottawa Valley. (For the unfamiliar micro churches are essentially the opposite of mega churches. Definitions vary, but generally, churches that have 50 or fewer in weekly attendance can be considered micro.) It was an experience I’ll remember for the rest […]

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Reflections On Pastoral Ministry: Mission

Up until very recently, I was in pastoral ministry. I pastored a micro-church in the Ottawa Valley. (For the unfamiliar micro churches are essentially the opposite of mega churches. Definitions vary, but generally, churches that have 50 or fewer in weekly attendance can be considered micro.) It was an experience I’ll remember for the rest […]