Hands – A Small Blog On Suffering

For several years I was lead short term mission teams to areas surrounding Monterrey, Mexico. During most of our trips we stopped by a particular orphanage run by several Catholic Nuns. The children living there were kids that society and families either didn’t want, had abandoned, or just could not care for. Some were blind, […]

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A Lesson on Discipleship from the Ski Hill

For most of my life I have be involved with various extreme sports.  If there is something I love it is to go fast.  Whether it has been mountain biking, snowboarding, four wheeling, or being on my motorbike, there is an personal enjoyment in going fast.  This had led to a few injuries in my […]

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Why I Am Proudly Religious

Just a few thoughts from my upcoming book release ‘The Beautiful Christ’ It seems no one wants to be religious anymore.  Christopher Hitchens has called religion, ‘the root of all evil.’  Others have said worse.  There are far too many examples of what people have done, and are doing on planet earth right now, in […]

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Who is My Disciple?

Some rambling from my book – ‘The Disciple’ Recently a pastor told me about a difficult time his church had gone through.  A large portion of the church members had left after a series of difficult situations that had occurred.  After the dust settled, they made a remarkable discovery.  They had several hundred people in […]

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Did Youth Ministry Kill the Church?

Before I start into this I better say, ‘I know nothing can kill the Church.’  However, we certainly can do some things which make it harder for local faith communities to exist long term. Recently, I have been doing seminars about helping churches transition their young adults into the regular church body.  The common belief, […]

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No More Big Lights

Several years ago as I was working with a team at a YWAM base in Monterrey, Mexico.  Some of the staff told us about a woman we needed to meet.  They drove me and a few of my team to her modest house in a neighborhood where most of us would never consider living.  When […]

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Friends

A small piece from ‘the Disciple’ At the last supper, Jesus says to His disciples, ‘I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.’ John 15:15 (NIV)  Jesus, Himself, looked […]

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When Leaders Fail

While many people list many reasons why they believe people leave the Church, where I live in Nova Scotia, we seem to have one reoccurring theme right now. Most would say it is because of the failings of those in Church leadership. We have had several high profile cases of people charged with different crimes […]

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