4 Lessons from Fatherhood

We have all sat through those sermons: the pastor has a newborn and instantly their messages are saturated with illustrations from their experience as a new Dad. Some stories... Read More

Contentment in Christ

A misused Bible verse Perhaps you’ve heard this before. A sweaty, yet celebrating athlete is approached by a reporter with a microphone and asks the recently crowned... Read More

Honour such Men

Ian Willoughby Bazelgate (Baz) is a man worth honouring as we approach Remembrance Day.  Baz was born on October 19, 1918 in Calgary Alberta. After moving to eastern... Read More

Creator > Creation

At one point this summer you experienced the beauty of God's creation: a sunset; a rainbow; a full moon; a fish jumping on a calm lake; the cityscape after a hike; a delicious... Read More

The emptiness of the new tolerance

Tolerance seems to be the ruling value in our culture today. Gone are the days where truth claims can be challenged; truth is rapidly ushered out of the conversation and... Read More

Why do we have to work?

What is the worst job you have ever had? Mine was removing staples from ceiling joists in a burned out apartment building. Sitting on top of a latter, armed with a pair of... Read More

What makes Good Friday good?

Good Friday is the darkest day in human history - not my idea of something "good".  "Good" to me is a barbeque; a roadtrip; Christmas morning. Not the execution of Jesus... Read More

Sola Bootstrapsa

You've heard them before: sola scriptura (Scripture alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola gratia (by grace alone), solus Christus (Christ alone) and soli Deo gloria (to the... Read More

4 Encouragements for Youth Pastors

Youth ministry is difficult. 1am McDonalds runs; no sleep; smelly feet; rap music; snoring; the latest YouTube dance; more McDonalds; strange sounds and the smells that... Read More

5 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

"Whose likeness and inscription is this?" asked Jesus to a group of spies in Mark 12:16. With one question Jesus exposed the hearts of the religious and showed his... Read More