With Christmas landing on a Sunday this year, some Churches may be considering whether or not to bother with a Sunday morning service. Certainly many Christians who normally attend church will be debating if they’ll take a Sunday off to celebrate Christmas at home with their families.
**This is an article that Julia and I recently read in the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s magazine, Faith Today. It really struck a chord with us, and I think it’s worth sharing. If you have a heart for adoption, this is especially for you.
There are some really creative and exciting things happening online these days among young Christians. People are starting to realize that evangelism doesn’t just happen on the streets and in churches anymore, because there’s another whole community where the gospel needs to be declared and that’s on the Internet.
In case you hadn’t noticed, our country has been plunged into yet another federal election campaign. The TV ads are rolling, the partisan speeches are spewing, the promises are coming, and most people aren’t paying attention. We live in a culture where Canadians, for the most part, are so fed up with politics that they’ve […]
So, some of you probably realize and others may not that we’re in a period right now in the so-called “Christian Year” which is known as “Lent.” Lent is a 40 day stretch starting with “Ash Wednesday” and leading up to Easter. The focus of Lent is fasting – abstaining from something in order to […]
As part of the “Gospel According to Matthew” sermon series we’ve been doing at PABC, I preached a two part sermon on the Beatitudes. Here are summaries of each of the eight beatitudes, with brief explanations.
I recently signed up to receive weekly email notifications from Voice of the Martyrs. VOM is an organization that tracks Christian persecution around the world and provides assistance to those being persecuted.
My current pastoral mentor, Rev. Charlie Thompson, recently gave me a document called “Twelve Times to Call the Minister.” It’s a page he photocopies and hands out to his people whenever he arrives at a church as the new pastor.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t like interruptions when you’re trying to get something done. Phone calls, lunch break, computer failure, etc. I just like to be focused for a period of time so I can do what I’m trying to do. And sometimes, entire weeks can get derailed by interruptions. Over the last […]
For starters, the term “blog” is a combination of the words “web log”. When blogs started a few years back they were like online diaries or journals for people to write about themselves, and then share it with anyone in the world who cares. Over the last couple of years, blogs have become something more.