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We can’t relate to when Jesus obeyed God’s law perfectly, or healed miraculously – but we can relate to how it feels to be overwhelmed, depressed and have deep unrest in our souls – which is what He felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. He sweat... read more

The Question of Easter

“Why do you look for the risen among the dead? He is not here, but has risen” (Luke 24:5, NIV). THE QUESTION OF EASTER Our lives are full of questions. Some of these can define who we are. From “Will you take this woman?” to “Are you aware of how fast you were... read more


WE DON’T MEET GOD HALFWAY I’m not the handiest guy in the world. I worked in construction for a few years as a teenager and the guys I worked with called my hammer the “quarter pounder” because I hit the nail 1 in 4 swings. I’ll be here... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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.... read more
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