who are we here for?

I’ve been in a real soul battling wrestling match lately. My brain has been in overdrive, and at times I’ve been stressing over it. Nothing I can’t handle, but I do acknowledge there has been some stress involved. At times, it keeps me awake at night...

Humble

In┬áLuke 14, Jesus watches guests at a dinner arrive and arrange themselves around the table. It seems everyone is trying to sit in the chairs of honour. They want those special chairs reserved for the “important” guests of the gathering. Jesus remarks that...

Prayers for and of the church

The church is going through significant change, at least in the mainline denominations. Whether they like it or not. Today, in the United Church of Canada we’ve heard that 28 people will be notified they will be without work in our national office. 14 through...

Church: The Next Generation

Over the last few weeks… months… years… (decades?)… there have been people writing articles saying that the church is dead or dying. Nothing new here. We’ve heard it before, we’ll keep hearing it over and over again. But...

Consumer vs Mission

Today I saw this simple image on Facebook from Journey Church. I think it’s a pretty good graphic helping identify why our churches may be struggling. What kind of church do you go to? What kind of church do you want to go to? How can we get there? Enjoyed this?...