A Surprising Discovery

Leadership and Ministry

I have been teaching at Christian schools on the undergraduate level since 2010 (you can find my CV here). Most of the courses I have taught have been in the area of New Testament, although […]

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What Our Church Does For Disability Ministry

Disability and Faith

When people find out that I’m interested in disabilities, I often get asked what we do at our church for disability ministry. Like myself, people are always look for ideas. So when I get asked […]

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2 Models of Christian Ministry to Avoid (Or Not)

Ministry

Over the last number of decades, there have been quite a few Christian leadership books that have drawn from business models. Some pastors even promote non-Christian business books as positive models for leadership. This is […]

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5 Questions Pastors Need to Ask

Leadership and Ministry

Pastors want to have the answers. But even more important is to have the right questions. These are not the only questions to ask, but they are a good place to start. What are you […]

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What My Dog Teaches Me About Christian Ministry

Christian Ministry

Despite all my seminary training, much of what I have learned about ministry comes from life circumstances. One of my teachers, believe it or not, is my dog. I will give you a little background […]

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Are You a Took or a Baggins?

Baggins

One of my favourite books is The Hobbit. One of the things that I really appreciate is the development of Bilbo Baggins. If you have never read the book, Bilbo is recruited by a wizard […]

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Ministry Reflection One

Leadership and Ministry

This spring will be the tenth anniversary of my ordination.  Over the next couple of months, I am going to share ten reflections from my ministry experience. The first thing I want to share is […]

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The Cross and Christian Ministry

Cross and Christian Ministry

I recently read D.A. Carson’s The Cross and Christian Ministry.  I picked up this book as a potential text book for a course I am teaching in the summer on 1 Corinthians at Tyndale.  I […]

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