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Defining Church

Ask a room full of people about church and you will open up not just a box of stories but a range of meanings, connotations and denotations that are as varied as the people you are speaking to.

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The Promise of Practices

Jesus’ expectation was that his followers would actually do the things he did and taught. Really, no joke.

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A Place of Hope

It’s neutral ground, a place where gangs lay down their guns.

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Motivating Change

“It’s not so much that people don’t mind change, they just want to keep on doing what they’re doing as well. And by the time they’re finished doing what they’ve been doing, they’re out of time, money and energy to do anything new.”

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Today…with me…Paradise

On this Good Friday, I thought I’d share some

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Do You Pray? If so, you might be neglecting this one key thing

Many of you tell me, "I want to work

Sisters of the Cross

Easter is coming up, but long before there were

Smoke Screen

I tuck the freshly washed mattress cover under the


An All-Ages Easter

When Beangirl was small, we decided to sidestep the


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Messy. Loving. Serving.

This thing called church.

The Last Supper

The Sacrament of Service

Jesus does as he asks us to do.

Andrew Faiz

A Church of Now

Moving past the past.


Great Expectations

Turning others loose to lead.

David Sutherland

Waiting on Another

Where do you find the patience?



Motivating Change

In conversation about congregations.


Learning to Trust God

A CRC minister’s life journey.

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A Lasting Impression

Growing up on the Dark Continent.


A Mysterious Disappearance

Accepting life's losses.

It Takes All Kinds

God's people doing godly, and not so godly, things.



Paving the Way

A service shake-up leads to a wake-up.


Defining Church

Meditations on a visit to Calgary.


Exploring Grace Alone

The Reformation @ 500.


A Place of Hope

WICM provides dignity in Winnipeg.


Sent By God

Canadian missionaries gave their lives in Korea.

Pastor Shep

Pastor Shep