How you can respond to the Syrian refugee crisis

It took the exposure of the lifeless body of a small child lying face down in the ocean’s sand to raise the collective disgust of the West. Canadians are fortunate in a way. The massive influx of refugees from the world’s trouble spots won’t suddenly...
No community from afar

No community from afar

Could you fit the Christian message in a Tweet? 160 characters or less? I think I could fit an explanation, but I believe beliefs need to be embodied, not something we simply comprehend in our head. There’s a scripture in Romans: 12:2. “Do not conform to...
Invitation

Invitation

There’s a knock at the door. It’s Jesus. Surprise visit and he’ll be staying for a week. Imagine if it was true, how would your life change? Would it even change? Would the surprise visit feel like a surprise inspection? Would angry Jesus show up and...

Have you heard from God?

Contemporary Christianity has changed the way we relate to God. No longer do we stand at a distant revering an omniscient figure, God is celebrated as more personable. The faithful are encouraged to pursue a ‘personal relationship’ and our worship...
Restore. Renew. Refresh. A Post-Easter Wrap

Restore. Renew. Refresh. A Post-Easter Wrap

Many of us are struggling with brokenness and usually the thing that’s broken are relationships. Relationships are an interesting thing because they are a paradox: we all need them but eventually they all end, some earlier than they should, some more wounding...
Broken But Repairing

Broken But Repairing

Have you ever had a broken heart? Do you know what it feels like to encounter profound brokenness in your life? Maybe it was from a tough relationship, wounding from a spouse, kids, even work colleagues, and of course past church experiences. How we handle brokenness...

Faith in Calgary Restored

You know the ‘faith in humanity restored’ stories? I have two to share from the past month. The first was a couple of weeks ago that happened Downtown. An older woman was walking along the sidewalk where one section was sightly higher; she clipped her toe...