Category: Church Life

Cashing the Cheque

Cashing the Cheque

Recently, over at Yinkahdinay, Pastor Wes Bredenhof wrote a blog post about issues facing the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC.)  It was met with mixed reaction, as some people thought it was too negative. His...

Doing Church: It is a Beautiful, Awkward, Messy Thing.

Doing Church: It is a Beautiful, Awkward, Messy Thing.

As Christians, we take the command to love and help each other seriously.  The communion of the saints is alive and well for sure. Most of us are more than willing to help our hurting brothers...

Churchy Cold Shoulders.

Churchy Cold Shoulders.

God’s people are so precious. Even the ones you don’t like very much. Even the ones who have harmed you.  Even the ones who you believe deserve nothing from you but a cold shoulder...

Sorry to Dissappoint You…but I Am Real

Sorry to Dissappoint You…but I Am Real

I have saved the world in the movies, So naturally there’s folks who think I must know what to do But just because you’ve seen me on your TV Doesn’t mean I’m any more...

Doubts, Struggles, Sin…and Grace and Us

Doubts, Struggles, Sin…and Grace and Us

“I have doubts.  But people just laugh them off.  Does anyone care?  I guess perhaps it is time to move on…” “I am struggling with alcohol.  I keep giving in, getting drunk…no one gets hurt,...

The Most Important Quality for an Elder?

The Most Important Quality for an Elder?

It is April once again.  That means it is time to make a few decisions.  First, whether to kill the moss in my back yard – it is nice and soft, and it is green...

How is Your Welcome Mat Looking?

How is Your Welcome Mat Looking?

Last week, my wife let me in on her personal devotions for the day.  She had been meditating on Romans 12:13 which says  “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”...

The Church: The Place for Those in Perfect Health – Reformation21 Blog

The Church: The Place for Those in Perfect Health – Reformation21 Blog

On numerous occasions I have been told that the church is like a hospital for the sick. The illness is sin; the remedy is Christ. We, therefore, attend church to receive our diagnosis and...

“I’m Thinking of Going to the Doctor For Depression Meds.”

“I’m Thinking of Going to the Doctor For Depression Meds.”

Reposted from HeadHeartHands: Someone recently told me that he had finally and reluctantly decided to go to the doctor about his painful and debilitating depression and ask about going on meds. I knew this...