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November 14, 2017
I was struck again with the importance of the Psalms, for every stage of grief can find expressions in this book. . . . I know that at some point in... Read More
November 7, 2017
By cultivating a culture that learns and tells biblical stories, we are writing them on our hearts, allowing the Spirit to use these stories in our... Read More
October 25, 2017
Prayer involves alignment between the words we speak to our Father in heaven and the actions of our lives on earth. Certain kinds of tragedies awaken... Read More
October 4, 2017
The powerful work of the Holy Spirit in our places of worship is so incredibly gracious through and through and often times surprises us with... Read More
September 20, 2017
At the beginning of this mythical season called a “ministry year,” those of us who are called to lead others into deeper discipleship... Read More
September 11, 2017
I’m convinced the Church’s captivating, timeless gospel song plays most memorably in the classic liturgy, offering much-loved lyrics and phrases and... Read More
August 10, 2017
“Worship the Lord with reverence, and rejoice with trembling.” (Psalm 2:11) “…the only true and salutary joy is that which... Read More
August 1, 2017
Last month I had the opportunity to take a weeklong World Music Drumming course taught in part by Sowah Mensah.  Sowah’s native country is... Read More
July 25, 2017
Each year, on the second day of class, I give a little speech to my Intro Preaching 101 students. I tell them that I know some of them do not believe... Read More
July 19, 2017
It was Wednesday, 6:30 pm, and the worship team was tuning up for rehearsal. Fifteen year old electric guitarist Thomas wandered over to the piano... Read More
July 13, 2017
Tiffany. Sherman. Webster. Albion. Devil’s Punchbowl. Over the last 8 years, these and several of the other 100+ waterfalls in Hamilton, ON,... Read More
July 10, 2017
There are some ideas I can’t get out of my head, even if they might not be very good. One idea is that it could be fun to play with pots and... Read More