Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bad Evangelism


In the news recently, neighbors of a Toronto street came out to drive away a group of Christians who were doing public evangelism on the street. Here’s the youtube video of what occurred: Apparently, the church group had been regularly … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong for Churches to be Cool?


Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Brett McCracken on “The Perils of Wannabe Cool Christianity“. McCracken bemoans churches that try to be hip in order to attract more young people back into church. He sees churches that … Continue reading

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My Journey into a Deeper and Wider Faith


(Adapted from a talk at a Christian Reformed Church Classis Toronto Urban Ministry Gathering on June 10, 2010) I am going to tell you my personal story, my spiritual journey into where I am now, and how the Christian Reformed … Continue reading

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Between Empire and Home


(Originally a sermon preached at First Christian Reformed Church Toronto, July 25, 2010) Texts: Matthew 5:1-16; Revelation 21:1-4 (click on links to read the bible texts) There’s a saying that goes, “Home is where the heart is”. This saying acknowledges that … Continue reading

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