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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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Right About Suicide But Wrong About People.

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, […]

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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: People

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 […]