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…
I talk an awful lot about culture and our response to it as believers on this blog. I do it to reach, I hope, an audience of new Christians, non-Christians and people who are looking for perhaps a different kind of Christianity than, perhaps they are used to. I talk a lot about culture, but […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
A post came across my timeline the other day, then a friend sent it to me and asked my opinion. I must admit, when I read this post about 5 trends millennial Christians need to stop by John Wesley Reid, I was terribly conflicted.