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November 2013

One of the most sig­nif­i­cant dilem­mas that pas­tors and oth­ers respon­si­ble for the plan­ning and lead­ing of wor­ship encounter each year is the ques­tion, “What are we to do with Remem­brance Day?” How­ever, I fear that in many Cana­dian church … Read the full article

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June 2013

In June 2012, the United Nations Con­fer­ence on Sus­tain­abil­ity in Rio De Janeiro (Rio +20) ended in futil­ity. The United Nations had billed the sum­mit as a ‘once in a life­time chance’ to move toward sus­tain­able eco­nomic mod­els, … Read the full article

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October 2012

In the Old Tes­ta­ment, there are a num­ber of pas­sages of Scrip­ture where the rev­e­la­tion of God’s glory to his peo­ple becomes part of the mes­sage of sal­va­tion, restora­tion and hope. In these texts, the appear­ance of the divine glory … Read the full article

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July 2012

The Hope­ful­ness and Help­ful­ness of an Exilic Paradigm

The grow­ing mar­gin­al­iza­tion of the church in Canada is well doc­u­mented. At one time the church occu­pied a role near the cen­tre of power in Cana­dian life. There once was a day … Read the full article

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May 2012

One of the heart­break­ing facts of the church is that many hun­dreds of pas­tors leave min­istry every year. Most are badly wounded – bro­ken from years of func­tion­ing poorly, some­times inap­pro­pri­ately, in the voca­tion given them by the Lord. Why … Read the full article