Family Worship Interview

This interview was first published on the Gospel Coalition Canada website. When did you start practicing family worship? When our twin daughters were very young, Steph and I committed ourselves to the discipline of family worship. This has proven to be a rich time of learning and growing for our family. Family worship affords us […]

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Committing to Family Worship

As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service.  The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]

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A Prayer For Our Son

This Sunday (July 14th) our son John will be dedicated to the Lord. Although my wife and I did this long before he was born, Sunday will be more of a public proclamation in front of our church family. Steph and I have the God-given responsibility of raising this child, but there is also an […]

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What is Family Worship?

As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service.  The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]

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A Letter to My Daughters

Over the last month or so, Elizabeth and Anna have had to play second fiddle to their baby brother, John. This is nothing new as most older siblings (especially toddlers) have a hard time adjusting when the new baby comes home from the hospital. My parents can vouch for the fact that I had an […]

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A Challenge To Fathers

Two years ago I don’t think I could have envisioned what a joy it is to be a Father. Yes, it is hard and even frustrating at times, but children are an incredible blessing and Steph and I praise God every day for entrusting us with Elizabeth and Anna. As you might have expected, I’ve […]

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The Father’s Love

A couple weeks ago in church something extraordinary happened to me. We were preparing for our Advent reading when I invited all the children to come forward to the front of the church. Elizabeth and Anna are now old enough to be a part of these kinds of activities, and so my wife Stephane started […]

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Law and Grace in Parenting

My twin daughters are no different than any other children their age (almost 16 months). They love to play, they love to chatter, they love to mimic, they love to eat, and they are sinners by nature. That last one probably came as a surprise to you, but it’s true. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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