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Dealing With Change

Something that every human being has to deal with in life is change. Change is inevitable and often someone will face different changes based on where they are in life. Typically, seniors will have different kinds of life changes than teenagers and teenagers will have different life changes than college students....

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The Other Side

Last weekend my wife and I found ourselves without our two children. In our newfound freedom, we went to a movie together, had supper together, and did some shopping together. It was a breath of fresh air. Before we decided to go home, however, we decided to make a quick stop into Toys-R-Us. And so, after a bit of browsing, I decided to head on over to where the board gam...

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Starting with Prayer

One of Paul's final exhortations to the Philippian church is to not "worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." In the lead up to June 26th, this exhortation came alive to me in ways that it never has before (not that it's never alive and applicable but the situation made it all the more real). Ph...

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Pastor, Don't Neglect this Group of People

'Pastor, this group feels left out.' If you have been in pastoral ministry for any length of time, and especially in a multi-generational established church, you have most likely had something like that said to you. A common struggle of pastoral ministry is navigating the competing interests of sub-groups within a church. Reflecting upon 23 years of pastoral ministry, I d...

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Peace Like A River

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY When I was in Grade 6 my teacher asked the entire class if anyone wanted to participate in a public speaking event being held at the school. Whomever participated would be required to research, memorize and recite their findings for the entire student body. Unsurprisingly no one volunteered. For whatever reason, myself and my friend were voluntol...

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What's In Your Hand?

Then the Lord said to Moses, "What is in your hand?" When it comes to the idea of church planting, I, in a lot of ways, feel like Moses. I haven't yet planted a church. In fact, it's still very, very early days in the process. My walk down this path is still young, and I have a lot to learn. But the weight of what I'm doing and what I could be doing in the future, lays...

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Favourite Christmas Song

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One of the great things about Christmas is the music. And if you are struggling to warm up to the season, the familiar tunes of Christmas are a surefire way of getting you in the festive mood. There are so many great Christmas carols that it is a shame we only sing them one month of the year....

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First Steps

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Does St. John’s Really Need New Churches?

My short answer? Absolutely! Here's why . . . I've been part of many conversations about church planting here in St. John's, NL. And especially among long-time church members, the response is fairly typical. Why do we need more churches when the churches that already exist are not nearly full? For the record, all of my 23 years of pastoral ministry has been in establishe...

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Dare to say 'no'

We've all had this experience before in some way or another: you're talking with a fellow disciple and they say something along the lines of 'so, I was praying last night, and I told God that I wasn't going to do'. When we hear of such prayers, our initial reaction is one of dismay knowing exactly how such a prayer typically ends. That was me 16 years ago. I did just ...

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