In Praise of Every Day Heroes

I’m surrounded by heroes. Not the DC Comic or Marvel versions we see in the comics or at the movie theatres. As entertaining as they may be, they don’t really inspire me in meaningful ways. I’m also not talking about those courageous people who serve the general public by potentially putting themselves in harm’s way.…

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What it Takes to Stand Strong in Today’s World – 3 Key Questions

Ever read something that left you inspired? Something so profound that it lifted you in unexpected ways. Happened to me recently, though I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit it. You see, as a pastor, I should not be taken aback by reading a book of the Bible, after-all, it’s profound teaching should be a continual source…

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Is Your Church Ready For the Next Major Shift in Ministry?

I hope you are having an amazing day! To say that we are witnessing incredible cultural changes is a bit of an understatement. Not only are we seeing dramatic changes in the way we live and work, but also in the way we worship. The old models that use to bring people in the door…

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2018 Canadian Church Leaders Conference – Highlights and Conference Notes

This year, along with two staff members from our church, I attended the Canadian Church Leaders Conference held June 14-16th at Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario. This is the second year for this gathering and its primary attraction for me is its focus on the Canadian church. Though I appreciate the wealth of material and…

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The Two Main Factors that Determines the Winner in Any Election

If you live in Ontario you know that there is an election right around the corner. Ontarian’s go to the polls on Thursday, June 7th, and if anything can be said about this election is that its been a lesson in leadership missteps. Regardless, there are two factors that determine who wins an election. It…

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