Beware of Prophecy Code Coming to Calgary?

** Updated 2012: Got another mailer for the 2012 Prophecy Code Seminar. Who pays for these things?! Better yet, who replies? It’s rare to see overt promotion materials such as this, but it generally emanates from Conservative American Christian organizations. **...

When You Lose Your Faith

If you’ve ever been married, or in a long term relationship, then you’ll know that there are times when you don’t necessarily ‘like’ your mate. In fact, it’s completely normal to have moments when the other half of you is wholly...

When Mercy Comes Knocking

During our last gathering our community faced a test. We were in the midst of a theme about righteousness and mercy (pulled from Matthew 5:6-7). It was very fitting cause little did we know we we’re going to practice that day what were literally preaching. That...

More Church When Your Equity Drops by 50%?

Originally Posted in March 2009 I commented in this post about the correlation church attendance in our city and the downturn in the economy. I compared two hypothetical churches, one boasting an increase in attendance, the other mobilizing themselves to help the...

Meekness vs. Narcissism

For those of you who couldn’t make this past Sunday’s Converge here are my notes. We’re in a series following some ‘wise sayings’ from Jesus found in the first book of the New Testament called Matthew. On this particular Sunday our...

It’s Easy to Love Friendly People

Something bugs me on and off again and it probably has to do with my own tension on the subject. You see, it’s easy to love people who are lovable. I’ve been thinking about the convenience of love and friendship as I think of ways to conspire a movement of...