Written alongside Richard Topping, this post suggests a short motto for navigating a pandemic as God’s people.
Coping with our broken illusion of control
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.
Turbulence (The forward to my new book)
Turbulence happens in this short flight called life. Here’s the Forward to my new book that explains a bit more about the storms we experience, and what to expect in the book.
Tips for worshiping in front of a screen
More of us are worshiping online. But there’s a risk. It can become something we WATCH instead of something we DO. Here are practical ideas to help.
In the Shelter of the Most High [Sermon]
This sermon examines the majestic Psalm 91 and includes 5 questions you can answer as you seek to live “in the shelter of the Most High.”
The heartache of children during COVID-19
COVID-19 has taken a toll on children as well. They have lost things; they grieve. Here are two suggestions for Christians.
Better Than Before? [Interview]
I hear a lot of people saying something like this: ‘I really want things to go back to how they were before COVID-19.’ I get
God Cares About Your Well-Being, Even Now [Link]
We need to be proactive (not reactive) about our well-being, especially in the wake of COVID-19. This post links to an article for The Gospel Coalition Canada.
There is a time for everything [Sermon]
There is a time for everything. Really? Even this? This sermon about Ecclesiastes 3 offers three insights to help us navigate uncertain seasons.
How Trials Can Make You More Resilient [Sermon]
Trials are tough. But they can actually make you more resilient. This message is about how.
Your mental health—now more than ever
In the midst of COVID-19, I think many people are under significant strain. As a pastor, here’s what I think will help.
Wandering Into Uncertainty Successfully [Sermon]
People are struggling with uncertainty right now. Here are four insights from the Hebrews wandering in the wilderness to help us go into uncertainty successfully.
Where is God in a pandemic? [Sermon]
It’s a relevant, pressing question. After all, this is the God we love and serve. And we want a word from him about how to be his people in times like these. Here are 5 biblical responses.
Living with uncertainty indefinitely
It’s hard. I know. But these 5 ideas may help you live with uncertainty indefinitely in the midst of Covid-19.
Dear Church, it’s the pastor, don’t come to church this Easter
Every year we meet together to celebrate the resurrection, but not this year. When I say don’t come to church, I’m talking about the building. You ARE the church. Here’s some perspective about an Easter that will be different.
Hope when it hurts [Sermon]
Hope. We need it. But not some naive optimism blind to the facts. A REAL hope with eyes wide open that sustains us. That’s what this sermon explores.
Your weapons in the war against fear [Sermon]
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
How to calm and relax your mind
A lot of people are stressed or anxious. Here are 20 quick & super-practical ways to help calm and relax your mind.
When life feels out of control [Sermon]
Do you feel out of control? Things seem to change daily in a pandemic. This sermon on Psalm 103 reminds us about who God is and who we can be as his people in uncertain times.
Free online resources and help for pastors, churches
Here is a place for churches and pastors to get free online resources and help as they seek to leverage online ministries in the wake of coronavirus.