So What’s Happening With My Thesis?

Personal Reflections

I have been in the Doctor of Ministry program at Acadia Divinity College for some time. Some people have asked is happening with my research and thesis. My original thesis was on faith questions of […]

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What Theological Education Should a Pastor Get?

Leadership and Ministry

I would like to say as much as possible but it really depends. The more the better but life circumstances can limit how much formal education some can get. The first question to ask is […]

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Good News: My Wife in Seminary

Good News

Twenty-two years ago, I began my theological studies at McMaster Divinity College. And now my wife Amanda is beginning her own theological education. If you are wondering what happened to her studies at Brock University, […]

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2 Things I Wished I Learned More in Seminary

Seminary

My wife is just beginning her seminary studies and that is making me reflect on my own experience in seminary. I had a fantastic experience at McMaster Divinity College and I had a very good […]

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Lectures on the Synoptic Gospels

Synoptic Gospels

I’m thankful for the opportunities that I have to teach at Tyndale University College. My most recent course was on Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels. This one of my favourite courses to teach. I recorded […]

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Reflections on Teaching Accessibility Ministry

Accessibility Ministry

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to teach a module as a part of the Certificate in Accessibility Ministry at Tyndale University College. I teach biblical studies regularly at Tyndale but topics related to […]

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Why You Should Get a Master of Divinity Degree

Perhaps you are considering attending seminary and getting a theological degree. But what degree should you pursue? I would like to put forth the case for getting a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree. The MDiv […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 4

Apologetics

Plan Your Education It is definitely possible to become a knowledgable apologist without a formal education. At the same time there is a benefit to following a curriculum and being held accountable to completing a […]

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5 Things I Got Out of Seminary

Leadership and Ministry

What is a seminary? First, I will tell you what it is not. It is not a Religious Studies department at a university. Religious Studies is about studying religion (not just Christianity), from a non-religious […]

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What Apologetics Training Should You Get?

Apologetics Training

If you have heard that you need a PhD in philosophy of religion to be an apologist, you have been misled. It is a great degree to have but you can be involved in apologetics […]

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Hope’s Reason Discipleship School

First there was Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics. Then there was Hope’s Reason: A Podcast of Discipleship. I already had a blog, but it too was eventually named Hope’s Reason. Now it is time […]

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Why Attend a Bible College?

Leadership and Ministry

What is the role of the Bible college? Should a person go to Bible college or should they go to a “real school”? I was originally planning on attending a Bible college as I was […]

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One Down, One to Go

Yesterday, I finished teaching a course on the Parables of Jesus at Emmanuel Bible College. I really enjoyed teaching this course and I probably learned as much as my students. The students in the class […]

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What is the Difference Between a PhD and a DMin?

Leadership and Ministry

There are a number of different doctorates that Christian leaders work toward but two of the most common are the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Doctor of Ministry (DMin). As someone who is a […]

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Emmanuel Bible College

Personal Reflections

One of the things that I am excited about this year is the opportunity to teach New Testament at Emmanuel Bible College.  EBC is a great school in Kitchener, Ontario, not too far from where […]

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