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.
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) […]
My wife and I were discussing this the other day: there are more non-Christians in our home than there are Christians. We weren’t talking about what happens when, heaven forbid, a child dies, but the fact remains: none of our kids (aged 5, 2, and 1) have accepted Christ, and our oldest is getting to the […]
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 […]
Matthew 7:1 (“Judge not!”) is one of the most often quoted verses by people who aren’t Christian. Also, that whole last sentence is a trope used by pastors and Christian bloggers alike. Accurate perhaps, but trope nonetheless.
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.
I have to admit, I’m kind of a sci-fi nerd. Growing up I loved Star Trek, and when I got to college, I fell in love with Star Wars too. Then a couple years ago I was introduced to Doctor Who and my training was complete. But it’s not just the TV shows I like, […]
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 […]