Increasingly Christianity is portrayed as nonsensical. However, in the last decade there has been a surge of apologetic resources (particularly on video) and here are ones I have used. 

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Are you a sound tech? Or are you involved in audio decisions at your church? Here are a couple helpful resources to assist you in your role!  

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Liturgyletter.com is an excellent source of timely resources to help you connect to the lectionary. Find suggestions for prayer, art, music, hymns, readings, and more. 

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IN: Prayer

Personally, praying the Psalms for the “whole Christ" enriches my prayer life. It increases my appreciation for the global church. It weakens the grip of individualism. It brings to life Psalms I might otherwise overlook.  

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Training for worship musicians is so important. Has anyone tried online training?

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I was the only pastor there among people with graduate degrees in environmental science and ecology. When it was my turn to present, I unapologetically said that we are a church and are called to care for God's creation.

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It takes courage to break free from the vortex. It takes courage for leaders to stop spinning ministry plates. Here are 5 simple suggestions that may help Christian leaders get started. 

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I invite you to spend 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, courageously rejecting the single story. It may take our eyes a while to adjust to truth’s glaring rays, but as the sacred text says, “the truth shall set us free.”

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Christ Community Church, in Nanaimo BC is looking to fill a newly-created Ministry Coordinator position. 

March 7, 2017 1 2 comments
IN: VBS

The fine folks at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (Virginia Theological Seminary) have done the legwork to find Vacation Bible School materials that are easy to use and theologically sound. 

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Is faith power? Or is it trust? I've struggled to make sense of the verse "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, tell this mountain to be cast into the sea." Can you help shed any light?

March 7, 2017 1 2 comments

You may have heard about some changes in the Office of Social Justice and the Office of Race Relations. We’re excited for the possibilities these changes create! Questions? Here are our responses.

March 6, 2017 1 2 comments

While the article centers on some of the tensions and debates at the school, I think that many of the topics explored are also at play in our wider denominational landscape.

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Ahhhh…it’s Lent! What am I going to do with my middle school kids? That was me last week, and once again, God provided a lesson that reached my kids and I wanted to share it with you. 

March 2, 2017 1 2 comments
IN: Prayer

It doesn't matter if we're young, or just think we are young, but man oh man life holds on by an awfully thin thread. Every day is a gift worth treasuring. Every day. 

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Two days after this January’s presidential inauguration, our liturgy included singing this sentence: “I see a generation rising up to take its place with selfless faith.” I suddenly heard my voice go silent. 

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I've seen people struggle to make adjustments to living and ministering in Florida. I've seen ministries not connect to their local community because they aren't willing to get a little sand in their shoes.

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The Professing Our Faith toolkit offers practical, creative resources for encouraging a culture of commitment in your church, preparing people to profess their faith, planning a welcoming council conversation and more. 

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If you want to focus your heart on the need for the the cross and prepare yourself to experience Easter anew this year, subscribe to Today and let “Focus on the Cross” encourage you in this season of Lent.

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Here are some great tools for pastors and church planters who want to learn to fully include people with disabilities. 

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We are rethinking our church committee job descriptions. Does anyone have a worship task force job description that works well? 

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