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.
Three-Legged Pace: The Holy Spirit, Part 2 of 2 [Podcast]
Talk about The Holy Spirit can confuse people. I remember a school dance in grade seven. A teacher told me that we needed to “leave
Help When It Hurts (summary video, links)
Here’s a video that summarizes my 3-part teaching series called “Help When It Hurts.” It includes the rationale for the series (hint: hurt is a
What Christian parents are told to teach their children?
God wants the best for his children. Shouldn’t we want the same for ours? This post reminds Christian parents what matters most and why it matters.
Emerging from the ashes of what you’ve been through: “Help When It Hurts” – Part 3 [Podcast]
Hurts and hardship changes us. But in a good way, or a bad way? Who you are and who you can be emerges from the ashes of what you’ve been through. Listen in.
Who decided what books would go into the New Testament?
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.
How Having a Purpose Helps With the Pain: “Help When It Hurts” – Part 2 [Podcast]
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
WITHness: “Help when it hurts” – Part 1 [Podcast]
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,
The Cardinal Virtue [Podcast]
We all know that love is important, right? Jesus tells us to love God with our whole being, and to love our neighbours as ourselves
Why trust the Bible?
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
Heaven & Hell, Part 4 – Who goes where? (And who decides?) [Podcast]
When it comes to heaven and hell, who goes where, and who decides? How, those are huuuge questions! This podcast explores them in Part of the ‘Heaven & Hell’ series.
Heaven & Hell, Part 3 – What is hell like? [Podcast]
Last week we asked what heaven was like. But this week I explore what is perhaps one of the most difficult questions of all: What is
Christmas Q & A
How old was Mary? Is Santa based on a saint? Is society becoming more hostile toward Christmas? This post answers these questions and more.
Why Christmas is difficult for so many people
It can be a tough time of year — and not just for those who’ve had a tough year. Here’s one of the reasons why, and a suggestion for moving forward.
The day you discover the pastor isn’t perfect
If you haven’t yet discovered that your pastor isn’t perfect, you will. But what do you do with that information. Here are 3 ideas.
How to be a person of your word in a world of verbal mistrust
Before the world of contracts and fine print, do you remember hearing about agreements that were made on the shake of a hand? Remember when
People who keep their promises [Podcast]
Do you want to be a person of your word in a world of verbal mistrust? Part 1 in this new series called “My Word” lays an important building block to do just that.
How to Raise Kids You’ll Actually Like As Adults
Maybe it seems unloving to suggest your children might grow into adults you don’t actually like. But it happens. Here are three helps for the journey.
Why is the “good news” good for you?
The “gospel” (also translated “good news”) is vital to Christianity. But what is it? This post explains it, but also outlines THREE REASONS why the good news is good for you personally (and for all of us collectively)
“Get busy living or get busy dying” – The full Forward to my new book, “Up!”
Here is the complete Forward to the new book “Up!” It explains what it’s all about, and some very important Thank Yous at the end!