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The Church Jesus Gives Us

For more than a decade, I have had the privilege of sharing life in Winnipeg’s West End, specifically the Spense neighbourhood.  Our area is considered an “inner city” neighbourhood that […]

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The Mourning Before Gladness

This post is almost a decade old, but one that I think about at least once a week.  Miscarriage is very common, yet still not talked about a lot.  And […]

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Feast of St. Francis Reflection

Happy Feast of St. Francis!  The following post is a repost from some time ago.  I hope it is meaningful to you: ____________ If ever there was a time when […]

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The Gospels as Thin Places

Ever since I was a teenager, I have been drawn to Celtic spirituality.  It has been rekindled of late with my writing about St. Patrick for my forthcoming book, “Vulnerable […]

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Why Love Trumps Accountability

Over the summer I have watched a friend’s life torn apart by the fragmentation of his hidden brokenness and the sin it produced.  I saw it tear apart his relationships, […]

The Twelve Convictions Series

In my last post, “Why Our House Church Isn’t A House Church”, I referenced two of our core, foundational convictions as a church.  Several people have since asked what they […]

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Why Our House Church Isn’t A House Church

Over five years ago I helped plant a new worshiping community called Little Flowers Community in Winnipeg’s downtown West End neighbourhood.  Over these past five years we have met every […]

Of Sustainability & Sabbaticals

For the last 20 years I’ve served full-time in ministry with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Canada.  While I have largely served in Winnipeg, my work has also taking me […]

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Inventing Hell

Few topics are hotter in theological circles than talk about Hell.  (See what I did there?)  For many, their convictions about the existence and nature of Hell are as critical […]

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The Injustice of Racism in Mass Incarceration

One of my favorite vloggers, Hank Green of the Vlog Bros, recently posted the following video on mass incarceration in the US.  It is a topic that is very important […]

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