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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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Success through the Eyes of Faith


I wish to make it clear here that my vocational transition was more about following Christ’s calling rather than finding greener pastures. This “career move” can easily be made to fit into the world’s narrative of success, as in constantly moving on to bigger and better. But I had always said that I go to (and stay) where I believe God is calling me. Success, in my understanding of Scripture, means, above all, faithfulness to Christ’s call, along with the missional kingdom fruitfulness born of that. Continue reading

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Faith in a Time of Fear


(Christmas Day Sermon for Kanata Christian Reformed Church Dec. 25, 2015) Texts: Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. … 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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God’s Big Story and You


My fourth teaching video, God’s Big Story and You, is my attempt at giving a panoramic summary of the Bible’s grand narrative. I am trying to summarize it into a worldview story that can help us make sense of our world, … Continue reading

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Story-Making as Shalom-Making


(On October 24, 2015, I delivered this keynote address at the Christian Courier Story-maker’s Symposium, celebrating that Christian newspaper’s 70th anniversary. Give and take some spur of the moment revisions and minus introductory remarks and the power point slides, this … Continue reading

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Four Models of Racial Reconciliation


From my experience, I have found that many disagreements around racial issues revolve around differences between the participants’ definition of what counts as racism and what does not. Hence, I have found George Yancey’s book, Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual … Continue reading

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