Give a Damn

This weekend a number of thing collided in my brain and spirit as I sat feeling a heavy weight of sadness in our church service. As I pondered and listened and prayed, I strained to integrate the various thoughts and impressions that swirled within me. I’ve been wrestling with this heavy sadness for a while.…

What is your lens?

One of the reasons I wrote the previous post was to consider the ways we make assumptions of the text. The manner in which we interact with Scripture is an important factor in the conversations around faith and sexuality. Different traditions and different people approach Scripture differently – and this difference is not necessarily a…

Living Like Jesus & Letting Go of Control

I’d been pondering the notion of certainty many of us have in how we view how Jesus interacted with people. (Dave picked up on this in his comment for the last post.) And another friend, David, who blogs at NakedPastor.com wrote this: “Abraham’s primitive spirituality was radically different than Moses’ deliverance spirituality. But then Moses’…

Video of Relevant Engagement 2010

On Saturday, October 9th, we celebrated our 5th Annual Relevant Engagement event. I say ‘celebrate’ because every year this event is like a big party. I don’t look forward to the panic every year over whether we’ll have enough people confirmed to come …. but I do look forward to the actual evening. There is…

Lausanne: Joys and Challenges

There are two days remaining in this one week global congress on world evangelization. It has been a very full and challenging experience. I wanted to come and be part of the Canadian delegation to this third Lausanne congress for several reasons. For some time I have been sensing that in light of the reality…

8th Letter: Prelude to Lausanne

I am currently sitting in my apartment in Cape Town, South Africa where I am attending the Lausanne Global Congress on World Evangelization. I am wanting to blog some of my thoughts about the congress ….. but I think that sharing my letter to the North American church that I prepared for the 8th Letter…