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 of my life.Read more
Reflections On Pastoral Ministry: Preaching
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,...Read more
The Choice We Make.
I read an article last week by John Pavlovitz. John and I have never met, but I'd like to change that someday. I like the way he writes, I like the...Read more
What’s In A Name?
Let me ask you a question: What's the difference between a homosexual and a member of the LGBT* community? Reduced to it's simplest of categories, one is the name WE have for THEM and one is the name THEY use for themselves.Read more
A Christian Parent’s Guide to Ontario’s New Sex Ed Curriculum.
This is an old post, and probably my most read ever, My daughter is 6 now and in Grade 1. I wouldn't change a word of this.Read more
Ben Levin And How We Respond
I have this…policy…I don’t, as a rule, weigh in on an issue until I have as many facts as I can get my eyes on. Ben Levin is a name that should be familiar to Ontario residents with school-aged children.Read more
Why The Supreme Court is Right About Prayer
Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada released a ruling in a seven year old case from Saguenay, Quebec. The ruling was about a prayer that the Saguenay town council used to...Read more
Rebuilding in the Off-Season
I got an e-mail this week that made the claim that Canadian society has moved from indifference to hostility when it comes to Christian faith, beliefs, values, and practice. I'll be honest; I'm getting pretty tired of hearing this.Read more