Two Questions the Covid-19 Pandemic is Forcing Every Church Leader to Ask - Or Should be Asking!

Two Questions the Covid-19 Pandemic is Forcing Every Church Leader to Ask - Or Should be Asking!

May 13, 2020 2 Comments

The church has been my life for the better part of my professional career, and for the most part, its been incredibly rewarding. But this is the first time I've been torn by feelings of extreme joy by the church and feelings of extreme discouragement at exactly the same time. It's like I'm living in two totally different dimensions simultaneously.

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Please Stop Embarrassing Jesus!

Please Stop Embarrassing Jesus!

April 29, 2020 12 Comments

There's nothing like a pandemic to bring out the best and the worst in people. I can't say I'm surprised, these things have a way of showing people's true colours and where their confidence, or can I say, suspicions, lie.

What is disheartening is what I'm seeing and hearing from those who claim to be followers of Jesus, Worse yet, are those who hold leadership platforms who are using them in ways that is, at least in my mind, not only disheartening, but downright embarrassing.

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The Peace You Need Right Now

The Peace You Need Right Now

April 16, 2020 3 Comments

This is my newest grandson, Noah. I already have scads of pictures of him even though he just turned two months old, but this one is my favourite.

For a time I couldn't figure out why it rose to the top, but after one gruelling day of trying to manage life in the midst of a pandemic it suddenly hit me.

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Here are the Common Struggles Every Audience Shares.

Here are the Common Struggles Every Audience Shares.

March 10, 2020 2 Comments

Standing in front of people to deliver a message can be a daunting experience. We wonder if what we have to say will connect with people in real and practical ways. This is especially true in the context of the church, where the messages are vehicles of bringing hope and meaning into people's lives. In this post, I outline the common struggles that exist in every crowd, regardless of size. Knowing these will help you engage your audience in meaningful and effective ways.

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The 5 Signs of Persecution and Why Canadian Christians Should Be Concerned

The 5 Signs of Persecution and Why Canadian Christians Should Be Concerned

October 29, 2019 4 Comments

To talk about persecution in a country like Canada, is somewhat daunting considering we live in one of the best countries in the world. We certainly do not see the type of violence directed at Christians that we see in other parts of the globe.

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The Two Main Factors that Determines the Winner in Any Election

The Two Main Factors that Determines the Winner in Any Election

October 01, 2019 1 Comment

If you live in Canada, you know that there is an election right around the corner. Canadian's go to the polls on Monday, October 21st, and if anything can be said about this election is that it's been a lesson in leadership missteps. Regardless, there are two factors that determine who wins an election.

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What We Learned in the First Year of Live Streaming Our Services

What We Learned in the First Year of Live Streaming Our Services

September 10, 2019 3 Comments

Our church began live streaming our services a year ago this month. It was a decision that took some time in the making but we had become convinced it was a natural progression for our church. After a year of live streaming, this is what we've learned.

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The 7 Things That Can Cause You to Lose Focus as a Leader

The 7 Things That Can Cause You to Lose Focus as a Leader

July 22, 2019

Focus is an important discipline. Especially if you want to make a difference or achieve something of value in life. There are lots of good distractions and lots of potentially rewarding experiences, but without laser sharp focus, you will find yourself chasing every good idea but never really accomplishing anything of great personal value.

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