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! He’ll be staying for a week. How would your life change? Would it even change? Would the visit feel like a surprise inspection? Would angry Jesus show up and blast you for the empty rooms in your...

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...
Calgary’s Inner City Sunday School for Kids

Calgary’s Inner City Sunday School for Kids

I don’t how many churches do it, but I would hazard a guess that we are one of the few that has Sunday School outside. Not only do we try to immerse our kids in the outdoors, our community has gathered in the downtown area for most of our existence. That means...
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...