31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Pray For Your Colleagues

Pastor

No one understands what it is like to be a pastor like another pastor. We know both the joys and pains of pastoral ministry. Who better to pray for other pastors than pastors? We may […]

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C.S. Lewis on Prayer

Prayer

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life. But role does it play? Does prayer accomplish anything or is it just a religious duty? No one has all the answers, but C.S. Lewis, like […]

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Why Was That Godly Person Not Healed?

Apologetics and Theology

As I write this post, it has been less than a week since Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi died of cancer. Many people, including me, were praying for his healing. But God didn’t heal him. Although […]

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Being an Acts Church: Part Two

Sermons

A message based on Acts 2:42-47 and preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. You can watch the video here. Introduction A few weeks ago, we took a trip into the past to observe the activity […]

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Donald Trump Has Been Elected … Now What?

Donald Trump

I have witnessed a sense of shock this morning, perhaps from both Trump and Clinton supporters, that Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States. There is much that I […]

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Living a Life of Thanksgiving

Sermons

A sermon based on Philippians 4:4-7 and preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. Introduction Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays. I will confess that a big part of that is the thanksgiving meal. It is […]

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Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare

A sermon based on Ephesians 6:10-20 preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. Introduction I remember back about twenty-five years ago when I was deep into my spiritual journey. I had recently moved from atheism to a […]

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How to Pray for Families With Autism

Disability and Faith

I was speaking with one of our deacons this morning about the importance of prayer. We were saying that even if a person is not able to volunteer for a ministry, they can always pray. […]

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Karl Barth on Christian Prayer

Apologetics and Theology

It is unfortunate that Karl Barth is mostly read by only theologians. He has so much to teach the Church in practical ways. I appreciate his words on Christian prayer. Christian prayer means thanksgiving and […]

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5 Myths About Prayer

Leadership and Ministry

  Prayer is an extremely important part of being a Christian. Christianity is a relationship between the person and God. That means that there must be communication. That often takes place in the context of […]

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5 Things I Love About Queen Street Baptist Church

Personal Reflections

I have just completed my first three months as the pastor of Queen Street Baptist Church. As I have been reflecting on this experience, I have come to realize that my appreciation for this church […]

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My 5 Least Read Blog Posts

Personal Reflections

Most bloggers like to highlight their most popular blog posts and I have done that myself. But I thought I would do something different. Instead of listing my five most popular blog posts, I’m going […]

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Good News: Thank God for God

As I sit here thinking about what to write for my weekly good news post, my mind is drawn to God. Not just the existence of God or his power in creating the universe. I […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 27

Apologetics and Theology

Integrate Prayer What are the activities required of apologists? Reading. Researching. Speaking. Writing. Praying. Praying? One of the most important aspects of apologetics is prayer. This may not always be highlighted and yet it is […]

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How Should We Pray for Paris?

The world is in shock because of today’s terrorist attack on Paris. Our thoughts are with those who were injured or lost loved ones. I was pleased to see on social media calls to pray for […]

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Does Prayer Really Change Things?

Apologetics and Theology

Tim Keller discusses the nature of prayer in this helpful presentation. He even includes a Star Trek reference in it, so it must be good.

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7 Things For You to Pray About at Church

Leadership and Ministry

I am a firm believer that attending a worship service should not be a passive experience. We can do much more than just soak up whatever is offered to us. One of the ways that […]

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How to Spend Time with God When You Are Busy

Leadership and Ministry

I laugh when I look at predictions from previous generations that the advances in technology would give us shorter work weeks and more leisure time. If anything, technology has increased the expectations about how productive […]

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Praying with Paul

Apologetics and Theology

Prayer is one of the most important activities for a Christian. But how do we pray? Prayer is one of the most misunderstood things in the Church. If we are going to learn, we need […]

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Apologetics Prayer Points

Apologetics and Theology

Apologists are not known for their prayer activity. That is not to say that we don’t pray, it is just that is not what stands out. Ironically, there are some specific prayer points that apologists […]

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Devotions: 1 Timothy

A devotion based on 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Paul lived in the Roman Empire which included something called the Pax Romana or Roman peace. This was a double-edged sword (pun intended). On one hand, some nations […]

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Devotions: Colossians

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Colossians 4:3. Paul was a super-Christian. He was so close to Jesus that whenever he wanted something he just needed to call in a favour. Paul was so powerful that his […]

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Prayer and Fasting | Ramblings about faith, hope and love

This Monday, December 8th, I will be doing something I’ve never actually done before. I will be unplugged from the internet. I will be spending the day writing in my journal, praying for God’s guidance […]

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Praying at the Cross

Good News

Sunday is my time to share a good news report from the past week. I will confess that this is a hard week to find good news. It has been a difficult week at the […]

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Apologetics and Testimony

Apologetics and Theology

What role should personal testimonies play in apologetics? I know this is a controversial topic among apologists. For many, testimonies are too subjective and they would rather the emphasis be on more logical evidences for […]

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Get Off Your Knees and Pray

Nehemiah 1:4-11 Introduction In every area of life, but especially in trying to live the Christian life, people tend to extremes.  It is either all this way or all that way.  As we have been […]

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What is Prayer?

Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15 Introduction When someone is going through a hard time, I encourage them to pray.  I stand by that advice as God can far better care for a person than I can with any […]

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Praying to Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

Should we pray to Jesus or should we only pray to the Father?  Certain groups, including Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that we should pray to God in the name of Jesus but should never pray to […]

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Prayer for Muslims

September 11 is an emotional day for everyone. It is very easy to let anger and resentment take over. There is a strong temptation to lash out. Jesus calls us to a different way. There […]

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Responding to the Qur’an Burning

A post on CNN’s Belief Blog asks how other Christians will respond to the plan to burn Qur’ans this Sept. 11.  You can read the post here.  What will we do?  Is it enough to […]

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The Apologist’s Evening Prayer

C.S. Lewis and Friends

From all my lame defeats and oh! much more From all the victories that I seemed to score; From cleverness shot forth on Thy behalf At which, while angels weep, the audience laugh; From all […]

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