I read an interesting article today by Craig and Marc Kielburger in the Globe and Mail. The two brothers have been social activists since they were 12 years old, co-founders of Save the Children and were the ones that came up with the "Me to We" campaign. Every elementary school I know of has a … Continue reading What Fresh Water Means
Arrrgh! I gotta get this off my chest. There are 260 chapters in the whole New Testament and guess how many have to do with instructions or discussion of orderly worship practices? Parts of two. Why is it that there is so much ink spilled about worship and church organization when the New Testament spends … Continue reading Worship Rant~!
Mars Hill Church did a sermon special on Mark Driscoll's trip to Haiti last week. It totally wrecked Julie and I. We have been deeply convicted by what was said. We strongly encourage you to make time to watch this: http://www.marshillchurch.org/v/m7ipwxo6iiqb We are going to see this short summary of the video this Sunday at … Continue reading Churches Helping Churches
In Mark 6: 7-13 Jesus sends out the disciples on a mission trip and it's interesting what He gives for instructions. Don't take: food a bag money a second tunic Take nothing except a staff, sandals, and a partner. Why such strange instructions? It appears that the premise was, travel light. A second tunic would … Continue reading The Trouble With Two Tunics
In Adult class today we read from Amos chapter 4. To make sense of this post you really should read it first. How about that Amos! Talk about a guy who calls 'em like he sees 'em. First he calls the women of Israel 'Cows of Bashan' a breed of cow notorious for being fat. … Continue reading Have Another Donut You Fat Cow!
I am sharing Thessalon with a group of teens from two different congregations this week. I do love coming here; the sky seems bigger. It was a very busy Lord`s day today with the words of two poems staying with me as the day draws to a close. As we worshiped together this morning the … Continue reading Thessalon Mission Trip Part 1
On March 30th, 2008 the Tintern Church of Christ and the Beamsville Church hosted a Missional Church Workshop. Our guest speaker was Dr. Mark Love, assistant professor at ACU. Our first session was held at the Empire Theatres in St. Catharines ON. The idea of beginning our workshop away from the church building was to … Continue reading Missional Church Workshop
As holidays go Hallowe'en is one of the weirdest ones. There are lots of theories on where it came from but most centre on the anticipation of All Saints Day (New Year’s Day on the Gaelic Calendar) on November 1st. Families would disguise themselves to keep evil spirits from recognizing them during the last night … Continue reading Let's Put the 'Hallow' back in Hallowe'en!
Where is the power in your life? I once heard it said, “If you want to know who is in charge, follow the money.” Despite it's crassness, I have found the saying to be true. When at a convention if you want to find the coordinator stand at the registration table; where the money is … Continue reading Small Jobs Require Great Power
My flight arrived on-time in Toronto and Julie and the boys were there to meet me.. at the International Arrivals area, but that is O.K. I guess I was arriving from the First nation so it was sort of International. The boys talked constantly the whole way to the car; Devin beside me and Jacob … Continue reading Home At Last