an “outsiders” view

The following arrived in my inbox earlier this week. Nick, I read your blog articles with faithfulness, almost every one of them. I feel more of a “friend” with you through your writings more than in any other way. I feel so bad for you as a Minister in...

yes, it is more than numbers

A couple of days ago the moderator of the United Church of Canada posted about the nearly demoralizing statistics of our denomination, and in Christianity in general, in a post entitled, “More than Numbers” In the post he highlighted the work of David...

against the grain – part 1

There is a popular movement these days it seems. Not one I really thought I’d have to deal with. Certainly not one I want to deal with. After all, I thought people had integrity of character to be honest and real with one another. Oh, and to not do harm. But it...

Pentecost

Pentecost is a big day in the church. It’s the day God sent the Holy Spirit to his disciples.¬†From there they began the church. In a way it’s the church’s birthday today.¬†But as I think about it, I’m not sure I want to call it that. Birthdays...