In this life, there might be people who sacrificed the possibility of a romantic relationship because that attractive guy or girl demanded too much of their time, money and attention. They were not ready to sacrifice their relationship with God. There might be people who lost jobs and business opportunities for moral reasons. They didn’t… Read More Cost of following Jesus
Dr. Joel Thiessen (Canada’s younger version of Reginald Bibby) has done a Canadian study and found that society increasingly self-identifies as having “No religion”. Millennials are raised in a social context without a religion. Some might have gone to Sunday school or received baptism as an infant but end up as a non-attender of church. … Read More Religious ‘None’s increasing
In a previous post, I blogged about a need for evangelization and missions to the margins. In this post, I will make a case for evangelization to the rich. The left will hate what I have to say here. Missionary families have sacrificed their lives and their comforts of home to live overseas, to adopt… Read More Evangelization of another marginal group–the rich
I will share some very personal and intimate spiritual encounters in how I came to faith and into vocational ministry. I did not think I would ever do this so publicly on my blog and I don’t know why I’m doing this now… but here it goes. As a teenager, I was raised an evangelical… Read More My journey to faith
I’m continuing to blog in the same vein as a previous blog-post on missionaries and evangelization. I admire the missionary friends I know. They have sacrificed a comfortable life here in Canada to better the lives of people outside this country. Why? For the sake of Christ’s calling to serve God. Many missionaries have literally… Read More The sacrifice of blood, sweat and tears
In the next several posts, I’m going to share a few things I wish the universal/catholic Church could be doing better, or more of. We all like and dislike what some of the Church is doing, and not doing. Most of what the church is doing is good. As the Church triumphant on earth, we’ve… Read More The Call for a New Evangelization
These days, I do not post often but will try to do so when I have some time. I usually draw inspiration from reading. When I do get to read theological and devotional books (and the bible of course), I ask questions and reflect upon biblical passages and ideas from my personal theological perspective (and… Read More Welcome to Liberty Culture
This fall, former Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte campus president Frank Reich began his first season as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s a challenging question for you. Could this be considered leaving ministry and back-tracking on one’s vocational calling? Or is coaching full-time still considered vocational ministry? … Click here to read full article.
Do you remember when you poured out 100% of your love, energy and effort into doing something for someone and never had the pleasure of being recognized or appreciated for your efforts? And perhaps not even a “Thank you”? You might have had the thought: “I really don’t want to do this for them again!”… Read More Appreciating missionary work and thankful for missionaries
In Jesus’ days, the religious leaders were consumed with anxiety that Jesus had been gaining too many followers (John 11:45-57). 11:48 – “If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.” 12:19 – “’See, this is… Read More God’s kingdom: Small churches or mega-churches?