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Sustaining Missions

Management, marketing and money—how can church-run missions and seminary-trained executive directors complete in the world of charities?

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Kingdom Acres

Could it be that when people enter our churches they catch just a glimpse of what God in Christ is doing to redeem the world?

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Pastoral Care

Living Confidence

All eyes turned to us as we got out of the car. We were not part of the family, we were not friends, we were not invited to this welcome-home party. Yet we were there. Myself and a police sergeant.

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Nine Conversations to Nourish a Congregation

As I look back on our journey together, there are nine kinds of conversations that have helped us co-create the congregation with Jesus Christ, one conversation after another.

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Yarn and Wood Grain

Wondering about this handmade life.


Trials and Triumphs

I have been struggling with a small family crises


Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but until


National Immigration Day?

My parents are immigrants to Canada. My mom and

5 high value back

5 High-Value Parenting Habits From My Parents’ Generation (That We Can Bring Back)

A parenting degree doesn’t exist. Nothing can prepare you. As social


Two Dozen Overtures on Sexuality

Overwhelming volume of recommendations to General Assembly is unprecedented.


From Lachute to Lincoln Center

The remarkable career of Wayne Riddell.

Pastoral Care

Living Confidence

How faith alone helps us care for those in need.


Nine Conversations to Nourish a Congregation

Creating spaces to flourish.


Sustaining Missions

Answering an executive director’s cry for help.



Weird, Wonderful, Worrisome

Things to think about.


Wholeness and Health

It is a challenge to be passionate and polite at the same time.

Book Review

Thinking Past Empire

An introduction to postcolonial theory.


A Lego Easter

Plus crazy voicemail, great music and videos.

The Good with the Bad

Raising kids in Africa is both challenging and rewarding.



Wonderful Diversity

Differing opinions make us richer.

David Harris

Embracing Spirituality

Mainline churches need to turn to Mary now as they once turned to Martha.

Break into Song

Break into Song

Helping congregations find their voice.

Stephen Harris

A Good Set of Instructions

A blessing, indeed.

Andrew Faiz

A Tree in the City

The forest has been replaced by us.

Pastor Shep

Pastor Shep