Articles on ◊ spiritual formation ◊

September 2016

Mandarin Ministry in Metro Toronto

Mandarin ministry in Metro Toronto has gone through three phases. It began in the early 1990s, flourished from the year 2000, and has reached a plateau since 2010. Since most Mainland Chinese have an atheist … Read the full article

June 2011

We are well aware that life is not always filled with joy and happiness. We know pain and brokenness, alienation and confusion, doubt and despair, and at times the seeming absence of God. When we feel that God has abandoned … Read the full article

December 2010

“O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel”. (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, 12th century Latin

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November 2010

Leadership is a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. While the missional paradigm is not leader-centric—rather, “every disciple is to be an agent of the Kingdom of God” (Hirsch, “Defining Missional”)—leadership is nevertheless indispensable to living out the calling of the church. … Read the full article

May 2010

What sustains men and women who serve in pastoral ministry? Various traits come to mind: a sense of divine calling, a passion for Christ and his gospel, a love for people and a desire to help them flourish spiritually, honest … Read the full article