Luther On Preaching

A discouraged preacher complained that preaching was a burden, his sermons were always short and he should have stayed in his former profession. Luther said to him: "If Peter... Read More

How Deep is Your Love

One of the phrases I never tire of hearing from my wife is; "I love you." What makes it so meaningful every time she says it to me is I believe her. My wife actually loves me... Read More

I am a Sheep

Sheep are not the most attractive or intimidating creatures on the planet. They are anything but. Their innocent demeanor and haphazard way about them don't demand that we... Read More

Why Grounded?

This week the cooling Vancouver weather and forecast for rain tells me that it really is fall now. To take our minds off the coming cloud, why not launch a website? ... Read More

It's All About Jesus

A little while ago I was at a funeral where they forgot to mention Jesus. Apparently, this fellow was in heaven with God now, and yet “Jesus” was not a relevant topic of... Read More

5 Reasons To Take Your Church 'On Tour'

This past summer we did something our church had never done before, we went 'on tour'. Instead of meeting in our usual location, we held our gathering at 3 different locations... Read More

3 Questions for Preparation

Preparation is crucial in almost every aspect of life. Job interviews, presentations, first dates, athletics, all require us to prepare ourselves for whatever we are about... Read More

Pay Attention

PAY ATTENTION  “Tim!!”, my wife yelled out as I looked up to see two glaring red tail lights coming right at me. I had yet again allowed the importance of song... Read More

Dusting off your Call

If you are in ministry in North America, fall means the start to a new ministry year. Your calendar fills with budget proposals, meetings with volunteers, fall kick-offs,... Read More

When You Want To Skip The Tough Parts

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, 'I will follow you wherever you go.' Jesus replied, 'Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has... Read More