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Affinity With Christianity

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) had planned to hold it’s 50th Anniversary benefit concert in Winnipeg at Immanuel Pentecostal Church.  However, when the church leadership learned that as part of the […]

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A Very Big (Social) Thank You

I am still blown away that my sabbatical campaign was as successful as it was.  While I did not reach my stretch goal, I did surpass my minimum significantly.  SO […]

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Vulnerable Faith in an Age of Terror

Recent events in Canada have thrust the topic of terrorism into the center of our national conversations about politics, religion and national identity.  The most recent was the violent assault […]

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Vulnerable Faith – UPDATED

As many of you know, I am closing in on the final stages of editing for my next book.  The book is called “Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Radical […]

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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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