Monthly Archive: May 2012

Mini Book Review: The Cost of Discipleship

Mini Book Review: The Cost of Discipleship

Grace is free, but not cheap. I am currently reading “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  It is captivating, God honouring, challenging, scriptural… This is my second time reading it in the past 4 years....

Why is Smoking a Sin For You?

Why is Smoking a Sin For You?

Ever since I wrote the article “Smoking and Tim Hortons: Don’t They Know It’s a Sin?” I have had a few conversations with people where the topic has changed to smoking. To view the...

Too Young to Be an Elder?  Part 2

Too Young to Be an Elder? Part 2

I received a number of responses that indicated they did not agree with what I wrote in my previous article citing context of history etc etc.  I do not have time to respond to...

Too Young to Be An Elder?

Too Young to Be An Elder?

There have been conversations in our congregation and across the valley, I have heard them. You probably have even been in a discussion that included a similar statement to this: “How come your Church...

The Husband is to Provide… Himself?

The Husband is to Provide… Himself?

I had made a resolution to myself that I would not blog this long weekend.  Since, Saturday was my wife and my 11th Anniversary, and today was my oldest daughters 6th birthday.  I thought...

Just ask Jesus into your hearts….part 3, Test the Spirits

Just ask Jesus into your hearts….part 3, Test the Spirits

This whole series started because I wanted to say that I am praying for a return to the pure preaching of the word.  I never expected to get into the mega church & celebrity...

Ask Jesus Into your Heart? Part 2

Ask Jesus Into your Heart? Part 2

  I received the following question from Nicole. Question for you : what do you make of the “big” evangelical churches that seem to be thriving with memberships in the thousands and the need...

Ask Jesus Into Your Heart?

Ask Jesus Into Your Heart?

What has happened to the Churches? Why are most of those church buildings we see standing half empty? Why are once strong denominations and strong congregations losing their memberships?  Why are there so many...

The Husband is to Provide Financially.

The Husband is to Provide Financially.

“Finances? Talk to my wife about that.” This is something I used to say all the time; in fact I still catch myself saying it.  Guys, isn’t it just so much easier to let...

God is Giving Us Over.

God is Giving Us Over.

There has been a lot of talk about President Obama’s recent statement regarding same sex marriage, from people celebrating “equal rights” to those who are angered about the loss of a divine institution. Many...