Thoughts on Becoming a U.S. Citizen

This past December, I became a U.S. citizen. After growing up in Canada and then living in the States for the past 12.5 years, I finally had the chance to take the oath and become a citizen of this great land. Here are a few thoughts on citizenship and related matters.   Proud to be an American About a month ago, our family watch a 90’s … Continue reading Thoughts on Becoming a U.S. Citizen

God’s High Calling for Women: An Exposition of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

The following sermon was preached June 28, 2020. The audio version can be found here. Growing up in the church, I never really gave the matter of “women in ministry” much thought. It wasn’t until I went off to Bible college and our chaplain was a woman that I actually started thinking about these things. I remember there was a guy who every time she … Continue reading God’s High Calling for Women: An Exposition of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

Lessons on Ministry Longevity From a Longtime Pastor

When I became a pastor 13 years ago, I quickly realized the dropout rate among pastors is high. Statistics vary, but I’ve personally known several pastors who left ministry for one reason or another. Sometimes we forget, though, the pastors who’ve persevered in faithful ministry for decades. My friend Dave Lewis is an example. Dave has pastored the same church for more than 67 years. … Continue reading Lessons on Ministry Longevity From a Longtime Pastor