In Samuel's 'State of the Union' address, he asked: "Whose ox have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed?" The answer, from all of Israel, was an affirmation of Samuel's integrity.
Executive Director of the Canadian Christian Business Federation.
Former director of communications with the CRCNA and The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Former editor of the Anglican Journal.
A 40-year history in communication and marketing.
The church does a great job embracing the poor, the downtrodden, refugees, the homeless. But we haven't quite figured out how to minister to those who are wealthy.
What is your focus when you prepare and preach your sermon?
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee provides an opportunity for churches and individuals to become involved in grassroots, hands-on, relationship-building between CRC members and local aboriginal communities.
To whom are you accountable for your spiritual and moral life...besides God? The once-a-year elder visit (if it still exists) provides a superficial check list at best. Small groups, done properly, provide a setting for both spiritual growth and moral accountability.
Christian leaders need to live lives of integrity if they expect others to trust and follow them, whether that’s in church, in politics, or in business.
It seems as though Christian Reformed Home Missions and Christian Reformed World Missions were ashamed of our identity in selecting a new name and it ignores the denomination's rich heritage.
We still live with the incredible notion that the local church consists of one or two leaders and dozens (if not hundreds) of followers. What is our fear of being involved in leadership?
Undoubtedly the most disturbing photo in the Synod issue of The Banner was the chalk drawing of the rainbow outside Calvin College's Fine Arts Building where Synod was held.
At what point should the church speak out when political parties advocate notions that are clearly unbiblical?
My initial reaction to the document was not one of condemnation. I completely understand that a document signed by a wide range of religious institutions and organizations needs to be generic...
Thanks for your response, Darren. While I do see some merit in having all religious leaders come together for a generic, light celebration of humanity in this joint statement, it is my hope that...
This message from Canada's religious leaders can be considered generic fluff. Given the broad spectrum of denominations, sects and organizations, we can expect little else. I would hope that a...
During these interesting times as the world deals with the coronavirus, I tend to focus on Psalm 46 and the familiar song that Martin Luther penned based on that psalm, A Mighty Fortress.
Even as this post appears, it is out of date. Across Canada, at least, no groups of 50+ may meet together. That, I suspect, involves every CRC across Canada. And by the time this gets posted, the...posted on: COVID-19 And Your Congregation
My goal, and the suggested goal for all 6,500 Christian business and professional leaders who are part of the Canadian Christian Business Federation network, is this: "My business is God's...
Lambert: You seem to be applying that there is no need to have Preparatory Sunday prior to communion, nor to have us examine ourselves and our hearts prior to taking part in communion, nor to go...
This deeply disturbs me.
We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month. It's a time to reflect upon the great gift that God had given his people: the death of His son.
Just thinking out loud.
Most security systems are tied in to a central security office. When the alarm goes off, police are notified and they investigate. Security systems can also be...posted on: Pet as Clergy Housing Expense?
That's a great position, Chris. I take it that Pastor of Worship and the Arts pertains only to the worship service and the sanctuary. Or are you also Pastor of Worship as it pertains to worship...posted on: Any Past or Present Worship Planners?