A Hope For Something New

It is New Year’s Eve 2014. Another year has come and gone and many of us are looking in the mirror thinking “Where did this year go?!”. Maybe we are... Read More

Grounded's Best of 2014

Grounded in the Gospel is here to serve the Canadian church by encouraging pastors and leaders towards gospel-shaped ministry. It's been a big year for us, adding some great... Read More

Best Books of 2014

We asked some of the Grounded contributors for the top three best books that they read in 2014. Below are their responses: Jim Hathaway Dennis E. Johnson. Him We Proclaim:... Read More

Got Courage?

See Part 1 and Part 2 in this series. By God’s grace, your sermon is prepared.  It’s now Sunday morning.  At this point - after the preparation but... Read More

Jesus Pushed Into the Centre of History

This Christmas we will likely hear or see a large number of articles indicating that Jesus’ birth was not actually as the church celebrates it. Many will note that the... Read More

The Psychology of Oppression

After telling us to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”, the apostle Paul states plainly in Galatians 6:7 “Do not be... Read More

In the Shadow of the Cross

I’m sure you’ve heard it many times - Jesus is the reason for the season! In one of his recent advent sermons, my husband remarked how much he dislikes this... Read More

The Insidious Plague of Racism

How should a Christian react to racism? It’s a relevant and important question. The recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City regarding white... Read More

Six Sermon Preparation Questions (pt. 2)

Six Preparation Questions for Relevant Bible Messages (Part 2 - part 1 here) Application Questions This is the final installment in the “Relevance in Ministry”... Read More

The Preacher’s Heart During Sermon Prep

In this series of posts I am exploring the unique heart issues that every preacher faces. I am tracing this through the preacher’s week. Having looked at the... Read More