Category Archives: Leadership

Reconciliation in 3-D


Sermon for my ordination service as Commissioned Pastor in the role of Editor of the Banner, at Fellowship CRC, Nov 27, 2016. Texts: 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Ephesians 2:13-16; Colossians 1:19-20 In St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, there is a … Continue reading

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Becoming a World Changer


My fifth and final teaching video for now, Becoming a World Changer, lists out five major themes for Christians to be a Christ-centred agent of change. I believe that Christians are called to join in God’s mission to not only “save souls,” so … Continue reading

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Christian Leadership


This is my first teaching video! I have made six five teaching videos which will be uploaded with accompanying pdf discussion handouts. I will try and roll them out over the next few weeks. In this video, I reflect on four major … Continue reading

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The Church’s Vision Problem


Last week, I was privileged to attend the Christian Reformed Church’s 2013 Multi-Ethnic Conference. The keynote speaker was Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and former Executive Director of Clergy and Laity United … Continue reading

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Five Marks of an Ideal Church?


I have recently been thinking about what an ideal church, for me, might look like. So, I have come up with five marks of my ideal church. Of course, no one congregation will be able to embody these five marks … Continue reading

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Spirit-Born Leaders


(This is the opening devotion I gave when I hosted the regional gathering of my denomination’s churches – Classis Toronto of the Christian Reformed Church as it’s called – at York University, Toronto on May 6, 2010) Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 … 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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