In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus’ parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-15, and how we can be ‘good soil’ producing a crop of God’s work through our (imperfect) lives.
Just a great human teacher, or God-in-the-flesh? This post looks at 2 categories of passages: clear statements by Jesus himself, and things he did that only God could do. Listening option available.
We like to be in control. But these days, we don’t have as much of it as we’d like. Here’s why, and some coping strategies for a brand new world.
Invisible beliefs make a visible difference in your life — or, at least, they should. This message is Part 2 in the Down-To-Earth teaching series and is based on James 1:19-27.
Because of COVID-19 there’s a lot of change and uncertainty out there—and with it an invisible enemy: Fear. But how can we be victorious over
The 5 major discourses in Matthew’s Gospel are sometimes called a “discipleship manual.” This post explains what Lent is about and how these texts can be used for spiritual renewal and training in Lent.
In the Christian faith, the terms “Good News” and “Gospel” are often used interchangeably. There’s good reason for that since they both translate the same
Reading the Bible is important — and it can also be hard to understand sometimes! So here are 5 Study Bibles that can help.
It’s a huge question. Perhaps the biggest: Why is there so much evil and suffering if there is a benevolent being? This was one of
Welcome to a new year, to a new decade, and to the next chapter of your life! At this time of year, a lot of
This post summarizes the 4-part series and includes discussion about why and how the world will end, ‘signs’ of the end, and how to live in the meantime.
What will your legacy be? Part 1 in the ‘Crop’ series explores the famous Parable of the Sower. 3 responses to God’s message lead to nothing, 1 to everything. Which should be choose?
Wonder what to make of the bazillion Bible translations? This blog explains the 4 main types, and gives some advice. Enjoy!
There are invisible thieves who can rob you of your contentment. One of them does so by convincing you to put too much stock in
To explore this controversial question, I’ll look at the background in Canada and some biblical texts. What I say puts me in the minority, but I feel its the most loving approach for the most amount of people.
A lot of people have questions about the Holy Spirit: Is the Holy Spirit an “it” or a “who”? Is the Holy Spirit the same
Didn’t some politicians just vote on which books to include just to make Jesus look impressive and further their own cause? Um, not really. Here’s why.
Worries, broken relationships, illness, financial hardship, a pain from your past that never seems to go away. Yup, life can hurt. Right now I’m leading
Let’s be honest. Life can hurt. There are worries, disappointments, broken dreams, challenging relationships, health problems, pain. Max Lucado once said: “If hurts were hairs,
Recently I led a sermon series called “Heaven and Hell: What does the Bible teach about what is true (instead of what we want to