If you think you’re caring for yourself when you’re really just comforting yourself, you may be creating more grief than gain. This episode is the audio version of an article I wrote with therapist Sarah Joy Covey for The Toronto Star.
Carriers of the Holy Spirit [Sermon]
The Holy Spirit can be neglected. That’s a mistake. This Pentecost sermon on Acts 2:1-41 explains who the Holy Spirit is, the significance for believers then (and now), our basis for church unity and how low-drama spirituality can have a highly dramatic impact.
The battle is real [Sermon plus extra content]
What if spiritual warfare was real? And what if you were in it (whether you realized it or not)? That’s what this message on Luke 4:31-44 explores. Plus, new ‘going deeper’ audio content!
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.
Spiritual Billionaires [Video]
We live in a highly individualistic, consumeristic society. People have more stuff, disposable income, and free time than ever before. Most people should be on
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.
Mental Health and the Role Gratitude Plays [with link to podcast]
Your mental health and well-being is critically important to your overall well-being. But unfortunately, it doesn’t get talked about very much. In this post and podcast I talk about the role gratitude plays in your mental health — scientifically and biblically.
Are science and faith opposites?
This blog explores the idea some people have that science and faith are opposites. Here’s what many people think, why they think it, and how to respond. [Reading time 5.5 minutes.]
Spirituality for Normal People – The Podcast
When you hear the word “spirituality” what do you think about? There was a time in my life when that word made me think about incense and mellow
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
New Song – “From Heaven to Earth”
Here’s my latest song, “From Heaven to Earth.” Recorded live at Westminster on December 4th. To me, music can inspire dreams because it puts wings on words.
Two Awesome Rules for Your Home No Matter Who You Are or What You Believe
Every home has rules. Even the homes without rules have rules. (‘No rules’ is a rule!) Some are spoken, like ‘Put the toilet seat down.’
The 6 Big Q & A’s About Christmas
Was Jesus actually born on December 25? How does Santa fit into things? Is my nativity scene correct? Each year I get several questions about
What Did Jesus Actually Say About Prayer?
I heard an expression that “There are no atheists in foxholes”—meaning that when people are in trouble they call out to God, no matter who
What Jesus ACTUALLY Said and Did Most
“I am a Jew,” Albert Einstein wrote, “but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene… No one can read the Gospels without
What I Learned at Camp with 60 Teens
Think campfires, loud cheers, a no-cell-phone policy, crazy costume competitions, zip-lining, Jesus songs, nick names, canoeing, under-the-sun devotionals, flashlight Marco Polo in the dark, and
Should We Care For Some People More Than Others?
With the exception of the odd Ebenezer Scrooge, most of us agree we should care for others. But is there an order? A “priority sequence”? With
Pornography (Don’t read this if you want to stay in the dark)
I should warn you that this blog speaks of serious, difficult, and sex-related things. But I felt strongly I should write it. Why? Because the changing
If You’re Married, Do This
Just because you both speak English doesn’t mean you speak the same language. Have you ever overhead a conversation where… Two people were simply on
12 Trends In The Church Today
We’re not in Kansas anymore. That’s pretty obvious. But maybe that’s a good thing. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on what’s happening in today’s church.