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len on November 18th, 2015

I’ve been asked to submit a course proposal for church planting in Canadian cities. I figured a good place to start was to see what others were doing. I found six syllabi from Canadian colleges and seminaries quite easily. Wow. We are talking basic. But get this. Only two of the syllabi integrated leadership discussion […]

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Jesus says, “Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.” (John 15:4, MSG) Henri Nouwen writes that everyone lives in one of two houses: the house of fear or the house of love. Many who follow Jesus still live in the house of fear; many who don’t claim to follow him live […]

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len on April 29th, 2015

Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? What do justice and the good news of reconciliation mean for Canada’s indigenous peoples? What role does the church have in […]

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len on April 2nd, 2015

John 1 – the Word in creation, this opening account parallels Genesis 1. John 20 – “On the first day of the week” — We are back to creation. And God will make all things new! Yet how many Easter sermons are rooted in a theology of creation? Instead, we separate out redemption into a […]

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len on March 31st, 2015

“Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. The concept of thriving is drawn from evolutionary biology, in which a successful adaptation has three characteristics: (1) it preserves the DNA essential for the species’ continued survival; (2) it discards (reregulates or rearranges) the DNA that no longer serves the […]

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len on March 24th, 2015

The new covenant is first given in the book of Jeremiah, and Jeremiah 31 was the lectionary reading for this past Sunday. The new covenant moves us from law to grace, from religion, to divine faithfulness. But most of us are still trying to perform our way into the kingdom. The End of Religion Scripture: […]

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