A New Normal

Looking Behind - Stories (1st Third) As we watch history unfold it is interesting to see us enter a new normal. The world will no longer be the same as it was even a day ago. Looking to the days ahead this may be a good thing. It is okay to grieve the loss of [...]

Life is an Experiment

Looking Back (1st Third) Life is an experiment where we learn by trial and error. Everyday we face some sort of test. Having been involved in online ministry for almost two decades now. I have seen numerous online ministries come and go. Each experiment in ministering online has resulted in a new learning opportunity. So, [...]

Mixing Drinks

Mixing drinks is an art requiring both knowledge and skill. As a young man I was fascinated by the ability of bartenders to remember names, ingredients and put them all together to make an incredible experience. To me it was an art form. In fact I found it so fascinating I trained, was certified and [...]

Holy Cow Batman

Watching the Batman TV series, from the sixties, always amused me. There was something fascinating about the interactions between the various characters in the show. Specifically, the catch phrases used by Robin when interacting with Batman were key. They always started with “holy” and then added a word to complete the thought. In my head [...]

History or Fantasy

As a young boy I can remember the prison (New Westminster Penitentiary) that stood like a castle on the other side of the Fraser River. Often my family and I drove by it on our way to nearby places. To say the least this edifice always intrigued me. When I was in my early twenties [...]

The Word

The English language can be very confusing at times. There are words that have multiple meanings. One of my favourite examples of this type of word is read. Did you read what I wrote correctly? Have you read what I wrote correctly? Not to confuse but rather show how important it is to understand the [...]

Why Question?

Kids are amazing. They question everything. Why is the sky blue? Where does Grandma live? Who is that person? What does that machine do? When are we going to eat? Frequently there questions catch adults off guard. There are also times adults are not quite sure how to answer without risking being bombarded with a [...]

Social Media is Ministry

Here’s what it can look like: 1. Pause The Browsing: Effective online ministry is like ministry in any other context. It is about establishing meaningful relationships. We need to be present when online with others. Our goal is to be observant while browsing. Be mindful that our focus is on what Jesus would do with [...]

Common Ground

“They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.” Acts 2:46-47 MSG I came to know Jesus because of the […]

Ministry in a Virtual World #8 (Mobile Ministry)

In the seventies, friends and I used to joke about one day being able to carry the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica in our back pocket. That day came sooner then any one of us could have imagined. We are now able to carry a computer in our pocket that not only contains vast amounts of information, […]