Good News: Jesus is Alive

Personal Reflections

The purpose of my personal blog is to talk about things such as my family, my health and my regular experiences. I usually talk about matters of faith elsewhere. However, my faith is an extremely […]

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Good News: I Love Easter

Good News

My Good News is that Easter is one of my favourite days. This is on a number of levels. The first is about my faith. I understand that not everyone who reads my personal blog […]

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Good News: A Blessed Easter

Good News

Some pastors may dread Easter because of the extra services but I love it. This entire weekend has been great. We had a very meaningful Maundy Thursday service at our church that included foot washing […]

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4 Things That Are Good About Good Friday

Apologetics and Theology

I have had a number of people ask me why Good Friday is Good. Even explaining that it is the day that we remember that Jesus died on a cross doesn’t immediately make things clear. […]

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Does It Matter If Jesus Didn’t Physically Rise From the Dead?

Resurrection

Beginning with the time of the Enlightenment, people have attempted to understand Jesus outside of the supernatural. There is much that is good in Jesus’ teachings and Christianity has shaped the morality of western civilization. […]

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Good News: A Fantastic Easter

Personal Reflections

There was no trouble coming up with a Good News post today. This has been a tremendous day on so many levels. It began with our Easter Service at Queen Street Baptist Church. This was […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About the Resurrection

Queen Street Baptist Church

This is the Easter sermon that I preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. Easter Sunday is by far my favourite Sunday of the entire year. Christmas is wonderful with all of the carols and nativities […]

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What the Romans Said About Crucifixion

While in some ways it is good that Christians use the cross as our symbol, in other ways it leads to a lack of shock at the horror of the cross. We have become comfortable […]

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Jesus’ Resurrection and Disabilities

Disabilities

Easter Sunday is the most important day for Christians. It is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Does this have anything to say about disabilities? When we think of the afterlife, we […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Dr. Andy Bannister of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question “Why did Jesus have to die?”. 12. Why did Jesus have to die? from Andy Bannister on Vimeo.

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5 Reasons Why the Resurrection of Jesus is Important

Apologetics and Theology

The resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of Christianity There are a lot of topics that I have no interest in arguing about. There are certain biblical stories and events, while interesting and having something to […]

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Jesus: The Final Days

Jesus: The Final Days–What Really Happened By Craig A. Evans & N.T. Wright, edited by Troy A. Miller / Westminster John Knox Press What do history and archaeology have to say about Jesus’ death, burial, […]

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Free Church Easter Resource

Apologetics and Theology

I have two very strong convictions. One is that apologetics is not just for academic discussion but for the church. Apologists should be seeking to equip congregations to understand their faith better. The other is […]

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Seeing is Believing

Believing

A number of years ago, I had the privilege of being able to speak at a conference in Belgium on the resurrection. One of the speakers was Gerd Ludemann.[i]  Although I knew I had some […]

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Jesus Gets a Raise

Apologetics and Theology

As Christians will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus on Sunday, I thought I would share the chapter from Experiencing God Without Losing Your Mind that deals with the resurrection.  This will give you a […]

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Contending for Easter

A group of Canadian apologetics bloggers, called the Canadian Apologetics Coalition (including myself) are running a series of blog posts leading up to Easter.  Here is a preview of what you can expect. The following […]

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Things Are Not What They Seem

Luke 25:13-35 Introduction Have you ever been really down in the dumps?  Have you had your plans, your expectations and things went the complete wrong way?  Have you ever been deeply disappointed?  I think that […]

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Cross of Suffering

Sermons

Introduction Good Friday is about remembering Jesus’ death on the cross.  The cross is central to the Christian hope.  But why did Jesus die and why do we consider that death good?  Many Christians would […]

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Psalm 22, Christ and Humanity

As we approach Easter, we are drawn to the New Testament accounts of the crucifixion and the Old Testament texts that seem to point to the passion.  One of the most frequent is Psalm 22, […]

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A Different Kind of Service

We had a wonderful worship service today at Woodford and First Baptist Church Meaford.  It was a service like I had never been to before and I thought I would share about it here.  We […]

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Why I Believe in the Resurrection

Is believing in the resurrection of Jesus reasonable? Since we have just come out of Easter, I thought I would share why I believe in the resurrection of Jesus.  These are not “proofs.”  If you […]

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Six Surprises of Easter

Easter

Introduction Some surprises are good and some are bad.  I remember some bad ones.  I remember biting into what I thought was a chocolate donut and finding out it was a pumpernickel bagel or what […]

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Empty Tomb Review

Apologetics and Theology

Mike Licona reviews Daniel A. Smith’s Revisiting the Empty Tomb: The Early History of Easter in the Review of Biblical Literature.  You can read the review here.

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Did Jesus Die on the Cross and Rise Again?

Sermons

1 Corinthians 2:1-2, 15:12-17 Introduction Have you ever been in some sort of sales transaction or contract? All sorts of details are being presented and the other person goes on and on and on. As […]

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