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Faith in Real Life

3 Lies That Keep Us Running: Chronic Busyness

Reading Time: 4 minutesTalk to almost anyone these days, ask how they're doing and one of the first couple of words will be the word busy!  Daily life in North America is lived at a blinding pace and being chronically busy seems to be the norm.  However many are desiring to take a big step off the "busy" […]

Leadership

SEX SCANDAL: Healthy Boundaries for Healthy Leaders & Communities

Reading Time: 4 minutesI was alarmed to hear of another church leader struggling with his sexuality.  The pastor is a young married man working with youth and I was made aware of the situation through someone I work with who is processing some of the thoughts and feelings around her sister being manipulated and inappropriately touched by this […]

Growing Deeper

Can’t Buy the Kingdom of God

There is a virus that seeks to hijack healthy spirituality. In effect, it makes not only our faith very small, but it makes us smaller as people. The difficulty is that this virus masquerades as a form of godliness, and it works it's toxicity subtlely at first … [Read More...]

Two Parades. The Lie of Sacred Violence

It was the beginning of Passover as Jesus and his friends headed to Jerusalem for the to celebrate Israel's liberation from Egypt.  Word spread that He was on His way to the city. People ran out to meet this Jesus who was taking the land by storm, … [Read More...]

The Art of Reason-Seasoned Passion

The phone rang the other day. "Hi guys!" the caller started. "We are on our way but have to get pulled out of the ditch first" the voice said in as a good humor as one could muster in that situation.  It turns out that the gravel … [Read More...]

Renewing of our Minds: 8 Deadly Thoughts

The Apostle Paul, writing to the church in Rome and encourages them in a new way of living - the way of love. To do so, Paul suggests we need to renew of our mind by embracing Kingdom values, specifically love, and no longer conforming to the patterns of the … [Read More...]

Judge Less. More Filling.

“Judge not lest you be judged” are haunting words for me.  I am coming to realize that a constant problem of the human creation is the propensity to judge others.   I think there are a variety of reasons for this but for our purposes here, suffice to say it is … [Read More...]

Being Acceptable to God: Holiness in Real Life

One of the greatest pleasures in my life is working with many wonderful and diverse people.  It is so incredible to see how the Father works in each life.  Far too often I am afraid, when I get to meet some of these folks, it is because they are experiencing … [Read More...]