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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 Pokemon 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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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 […]

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Gospel Assisted Suicide

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.

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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 […]