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I was asked today for the first time for a copy of my message on Sunday. Here is my story and message. God or Idols 2017 05 21 Acts 17:16-34 Paul at the Areopagus Story: A Strange Dream I take the 2nd Commandment, do not make images of any created thing and worship...read more
I have been a bit preoccupied with other projects, and left my favourite project on the side. After reviewing my calendar for June, I would like to have Andychurch Outdoors events on Saturdays, June 3, 10, and 17. The outing on June 3 needs to finish early enough...read more
Victoria Day approaches and irony reigns supreme. The first camping weekend for many families arrives with its promise of a special kind of freedom and escape from the busy life of the city. I remember how many First Nations people treasure promises made to their...read more
A critical issue today in all parts of our society is leadership. Organizations need two kinds of leaders: those who lead and those who manage. Leaders who lead carve out new paths forward and equip others to share in this work. Leaders who manage help ensure the...read more
Michael Foss, in his book Power Surge, included the following story from czarist Russia on page 128. A priest walking along minding his own business was stopped by a royal guard who stopped him at gunpoint. The guard demanded, “What is your name? Why are you here,...read more
Re-reading Michael Foss's Power Surge, and found this statement on page 4 very relevant. "Christian faith is not an accessory to life. Rather it is a coherent way of life, a way of being in the world. It is the task of the church to teach and support this way of...read more
I hope we will be able to have a vision and mission working group meeting sometime the week of May 15 to May 19. If you want to contribute to this working group or offer ideas or comments, please send them to me. There are thousands of things we could be doing,...read more
I hope to start a group for outdoor activities that can organize and lead group adventures from canoeing to biking and hiking. I created a Facebook page to provide a meeting place for this group. The link for this site is:...read more
Of the many ministries congregations can pursue, a few focus on developing relationships in a spiritual context. Two of those are house churches and table groups.read more
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I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Acts 1:17