len on December 17th, 2015

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len on December 12th, 2015

Black Friday was a taste of things to come. We know that the future – the ultimate future – is different, but we live in between the times. During the 2014 Christmas season in Canada shoppers spent around 50 billion; in 2015, the number is expected to be around $1900 per person. Yes, we have […]

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len on December 10th, 2015

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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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len on May 4th, 2015

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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