If we don’t know God’s heart, we’re less likely to go to him when times get tough. But if we do, we can find grace and help in our urgent times of need. That’s what this sermon explores on Hebrews 4:14 – 5:10.
Tag: covid 19
A healing response to trauma: Connecting to God and others (Growing deeper with Psalm 116)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I take us through Psalm 116, a passionate text about God’s rescue. The psalmist is proactive about connecting with God and others, an approach that is instructive to us today.
Fasting: Powerful, passed-over, and counter-cultural
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, I discuss the much-neglected (but powerful) practice of fasting. Our society is more into self-indulgence than self-control. But Jesus assumed his disciples would do it. So here is some background and help.
An Army Chaplain reflects on the pandemic, resiliency, and becoming stronger as a country—a talk with Rev. the Capt. Andrew Cameron
In this podcast episode, I talk with Army Chaplain Andrew Cameron about resilience, the pandemic, and if it’s a fair comparison to say that living through pandemic times is like living through war times.
Soul Fatigue—A Response [Sermon]
Soul fatigue is a deep, inner exhaustion many people are feeling in the midst of COVID-19. This sermon explores what is going on, and some relief from Jesus.
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