Ash Wednesday_ How’s and Why’s of Lent

Our very baptistic Church has been practicing Lent for several years now. Here is the email we sent to our Church to encourage them to participate again this year. LENT iS ABOUT TO BEGIN! FEBRUARY 17th is ASH WEDNESDAY - For centuries the church traditionally observes ASH WEDNESDAY. It is a day set aside to … Continue reading Ash Wednesday_ How’s and Why’s of Lent

Advent is Anticipation

This blog was written for reformanda mihi as part of a series of Advent blogs. Wait for it…………. a big part of our family’s Christmas Advent is waiting. Waiting for something to happen. Waiting for the few moments in the day when we will stop. Waiting for the family to gather in the living room, … Continue reading Advent is Anticipation

Sheep Farmer Wisdom for Pastors Who Might be Feeling Burn Out

“8 The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed. 9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.” - Psalm 28:8-9 Two Unrelated-Related Sheep Conversations CONVERSATION WITH A FARMER:We have some farmers who have recently been attending our urban core … Continue reading Sheep Farmer Wisdom for Pastors Who Might be Feeling Burn Out

Sermons: The Gospel of Luke _LUKE 13:31-35 The Political Hustle, The Lament of God and The Gospel

October 18, at PAXnorth Church 2020You can listen to this Sermon here Disclaimer: I’ve been challenged by more than one person regarding the pastor’s Sunday sermon. It is most often the written work that he spends the most hours over weekly in forming, reworking and praying through. Why than would pastors not find ways to … Continue reading Sermons: The Gospel of Luke _LUKE 13:31-35 The Political Hustle, The Lament of God and The Gospel

A Nova Scotian Pastor Reflects on a Year of COVID, Terror, Tragedy and Racism

This article first appeared at TGC Canada In one phrase how would you describe your impression of an Eastcoast lifestyle? Answers might include: “They’re some nice”; “A kitchen party waitin’ to happen”; “Are ya in a corner? I ‘magine Buddy will help ya out”; or “If I got something ya need—Fill Your Boots!” We are … Continue reading A Nova Scotian Pastor Reflects on a Year of COVID, Terror, Tragedy and Racism

Sermons: The Gospel of Luke _LUKE 13:22-30 Asking Wrong Questions of Salvation

Preached Thanksgiving weekend , October 11, at PAXnorth Church 2020You can listen to this Sermon at this podcast. Disclaimer: I’ve been challenged by more than one person regarding the pastor’s Sunday sermon. It is most often the written work that he spends the most hours over weekly in forming, reworking and praying through. Why than … Continue reading Sermons: The Gospel of Luke _LUKE 13:22-30 Asking Wrong Questions of Salvation

For the Church’s Sake, Don’t Let this Crisis Go to Waste- Part 2of 2 [7 Paradigms]

We Are In Danger Church leader/ Pastor Elder, can you feel it? Feel that uncertainty of being launched out into the unknown? We have collectively, in the last month in the North American Church, been forced to try and redefine what we think successful ecclesiology looks like. I've heard and have been tempted myself to … Continue reading For the Church’s Sake, Don’t Let this Crisis Go to Waste- Part 2of 2 [7 Paradigms]

For the Church’s sake, Don’t Let this Crisis Go to Waste – Part 1of 2 [use these 4 steps]

A crisis will change us Going through a crisis will change us. Such is the nature of pressure, pain, or struggle. It's partly because during a crisis we are forced out of our always-been-this-way and this-is-what-I-like comforts. It's also partly because trouble places us at the mercy of the unknown. Not all these forced changes … Continue reading For the Church’s sake, Don’t Let this Crisis Go to Waste – Part 1of 2 [use these 4 steps]