Hope. We like it. We could even say we NEED it. But what is it and how do you sustain it over the long haul? This episode is an Easter morning talk with retired pastor and friend, Winston Newman.
His steadfast love endures forever (Growing Deeper with Psalm 118)
Psalm 118 was on people’s minds as Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. They had sung it’s words and now quote its verses. This episode is a Bible study which explores why, and also the central theme that God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Hope Through Hardship – an Easter conversation with Jennifer Harris and Julie Cunha
The episode is a conversation with Jennifer Harris and Julie Cunha at Westminster Church in Barrie on Easter. We talk about hope through hardship, and encourage you to also see the ways God works – even when life is hard.
Still Lovable [Sermon]
Mistakes pile up. So do sins, failures and misplaced priorities that have hurt you and others, and have gone against God. But guess what? You are still lovable. Jesus died for you knowing you. That’s what this Good Friday sermon explores on John 19.
Fickle or Faithful [Sermon]
Crowds can be fickle. One day they’re yelling “Hosanna!” to Jesus and a few days later they’re crying “Crucify him!” Where are we in the mix? Are we fickle, or faithful? That’s what this Palm Sunday sermon explores with John 12:12-19, along with four practical helps toward faithfulness.
Palms, frenzied crowds, and a King of sovereignty and humility (Growing Deeper with John 12:12-19)
Crowds can be funny… and dangerous. What is going on with waving palms, frenzied people, and a Savior on a foal? That’s that’s I explore in this Bible Study podcast on John 12:12-19 at the start of Holy Week.
Graveside dangers, renovation-by-resurrection, and the birthday of God’s new world (Growing Deeper with Luke 24:1-12)
This podcast episode is a more in-depth look at the resurrection story in Luke 24:1-12. As always there is more than what meets the eye, and hope for the living of difficult days.
The Game Plan [Sermon]
Easter is good, not because of how we’re feeling, but because of what God is doing. This Easter sermon on Luke 24:-12 explores the most significant event ever: the resurrection of Jesus.
Palms, revolution, and the almighty weeping King (Growing Deeper with Luke 19:28-44)
This podcast episode is an in-depth look at this Palm Sunday text: Luke 19:28-44. It’s called palms, revolution, and the almighty weeping King. There is good news for those who are barely hanging on.
Afraid Yet Filled With Joy [Sermon]
Wouldn’t it be great if joy could triumph over the fear within us? That’s what this Easter Sunday sermon explores with Matthew 28.
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.
Is There Evidence for the Resurrection?
What if there were actual reasons for believing in the resurrection? This post responds to the 4 major conspiracy theories against the resurrection and outlines other evidences that bolster the foundation of the Christian faith.
From a Magical Bunny to a Bloody Cross — 6 Common Q & A’s about Easter
What do a magical bunny, chocolate, a bloody cross, and an empty tomb all have in common? They all make an appearance on Easter weekend.
What do they all mean? Understanding the words your hear during Holy Week and Easter
(Warning: The content about crucifixion is for mature audiences.) benedictus qui venit! Huh? I was in an airport a few years ago and overheard people
Did Jesus really exist? – My response to the strange claims of Maclean’s magazine
I’ve had a burden on my soul since Easter. That was when—just days prior to the biggest Christian holiday of the year—Maclean’s Magazine published an
your Questions about Easter (and the answers)
What’s the deal with a bunny, Good Friday, eggs, a resurrection and the date always changing? This post offers some explanation.
Something Better Than “Giving Something Up” For Lent?
Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent — the 40-day period leading up to Easter (excluding Sundays). During that time, a lot of people “give something up.”
“I never lost faith in the end of the story” (A former P.O.W. gives perspective-shifting words for Easter)
Admiral James Stockdale was a prisoner of war for eight years during Vietnam. After those eight long years, author Jim Collins asked him how he
6 Popular Questions About Easter (And The Answers)
How do a magical bunny, the names “Maundy” and “Good Friday,” and the death of an innocent man all come together? These questions often arise this
Talking To Your (Small) Kids About Easter
Last year I blogged about this very thing. So here it is again with a few tweaks: How do we teach our children about the