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This is about as minimal as a post gets. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit.

Church Asks Non-Participants to Leave

The 5th message on Ephesians focused on the five-fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. In Ephesians 4:16, it says that the church builds itself with the gifts that Christ has given.  The body builds the body. Not one or two people. The body.  As I was preparing this sermon, I was reminded of this satirical news article from a few years ago.  Larknews.com carried the following fictional piece of satire on its website. Remember that this is…

An Introduction to Lent

I did not grow up in a tradition that recognized Ash Wednesday or Lent. Over the last several years, however, I have come to appreciate the church calendar more and observing Lent has proven to be beneficial to my  spiritual life. Many Protestants are now seeing the value in observing Lent and I am happy to see that for the last few years, the C&MA in Canada has also been encouraging during Lent with their 40 Days of Faith and…

Are Canadians Done With the Bible?

Tomorrow we begin our audacious challenge to read the entire New Testament in 8 weeks as a community. Over 70 people have signed up. This is so exciting. In this video, there are some recent statistics on the state of Bible engagement in Canada today. More information including resources and the complete survey can be found here: http://www.bibleengagementstudy.ca/

God Speaks Through . . . a Muslim?

Today, in Matthew 2, we saw how God spoke to the Magi through a star and a dream – unusual means of communication for many of us. Yet it is an indication of God’s desire and care to meet individuals where they are. We also saw in this story that the star was a good starting point and brought them close to Bethlehem (about 20km away), but it was Scripture (Micah 2) that told them exactly where Jesus was born.…