Finding Victory over Sin and Idolatry

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog entitled 7 Blessings of COVID-19. One of the blessings I highlighted was that some of our cultural idols, including professional and college sports, were being eliminated. Though I am saddened that thousands of people lost their jobs, I believe that on the whole, this is hugely positive, particularly […]

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The Pastor and his Family

Pastors get asked a lot of questions when they sit down with a church search committee, as they should. Extending an invitation to a pastor is a big deal for both the church and the pastor. The range of questions they typically ask will no doubt vary from church to church, but one question that […]

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7 Blessings of COVID-19

Let’s be clear. This worldwide pandemic is a tragedy. Thousands have died, hundreds of thousands have been infected with the virus, and only God knows how many more lives it will touch. But with tragedy and trial, you often find blessing. Think of the words of Joseph to his brothers. “As for you, you meant […]

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Church At Home

In many ways, we find ourselves in unchartered territory. Few of us could have ever imagined that so much would happen in such a short time in relation to the Coronavirus, but it has, and more change and disruption will no doubt continue in the coming weeks and months. One of the big questions that […]

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What You Gain in Salvation

Three and a half years ago my wife and I bought our first house. This was a big step for us, but after watching countless episodes of HGTV, we thought we were well prepared. However, there were a few surprises, one of them being all the “extras” that we didn’t plan on acquiring. Let me […]

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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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In Season and Out of Season

Are you wishing winter would hurry up and end so that we can get on with spring and summer? Perhaps you are already dreaming of sitting on the beach, watching the waves come in, and sipping your beverage of choice? For some people, winter is definitely “out of season” and certainly not their favorite time […]

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A Bible Reading Audit

How much do you read the Bible? No really…..how much do you actually read the Bible? When I was in High School, I used to read Sports Illustrated cover to cover every week. I guess you could say it was my Bible. I loved to play sports, but I loved to watch sports and follow […]

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