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Just. Do. It.

Just. Do. It.

JUST. DO. IT. I am currently working our young church plant through Mathew’s gospel at KW Redeemer in a Christ Alone Series. As I worked through the gospel a few times to plan the series, I realized it’s going to take me 21 weeks. Meh. I’m in a...
New Year

New Year

THE HEART OF GOD As we come to the end of one year and prepare for the next, the news media is alive with commentary from the past twelve months and predictions for the New Year. Indeed as one year closes and another opens there is an underlying fear amongst many. As...
ADVENT: Alone in the Dark

ADVENT: Alone in the Dark

ALONE IN THE DARK As a city slicker, I had no idea what darkness was until I drove alone in the dark at night in a prairie province a few hours away from the city. A few years ago I was speaking in a small town a few hours drive outside of Winnipeg. I landed in frigid...
What Should We Tell Our Children About Santa?

What Should We Tell Our Children About Santa?

Christmas brings with it a number of ethical questions: how should Christians engage in what certainly can be a holiday of excess, pride, selfishness and greed? How can we make sure our children realize the far greater importance of Easter and the resurrection when...
White Belts

White Belts

A number of years ago, I took a karate class with my kids for fun. One day my class was sparring and the sensei walked onto the mat in between matches. Since we were on a break, one of the instructors shouted jokingly, “Who wants to spar sensei?” I...
Transfigured for Thanksgiving

Transfigured for Thanksgiving

Day One: Genuine thankfulness Holidays do not normally conjure up thoughts of holiness. We can enjoy rest at appointed times and, as citizens of this or another country, mark our national pastimes. We savor the chance to exchange gifts or to eat, drink, and be merry....