Category: Bible Reading Challenge

We’ve been living stream at our church since the summer of 2019. So when the pandemic started, and isolation began, we had a good foundation to switch to live stream only. The interesting thing is ‘live stream only’ is very different to ‘church with a live stream option’. There are a number of surprises in my church for me that have come out of doing live streaming only that I thought would be fun to share: 1. The value of prelude and postludeThis has probably been the biggest surprise for…

Bible Reading Challenge

I used to buy into thinking that bigger was better. Bigger houses. Bigger cities. Bigger responsibilities. I used to think that. Yet overtime I’ve become disillusioned with big. It’s not that big is not bad, I’m disillusioned with our societies obsession with bigger. We need bigger stores. We need bigger theatres. We need bigger trucks and cars. We need bigger buildings. We need… we need… we need…. and I’m not sure why. Now here we are in covid-19 and we’re realizing big isn’t always better. We look at the situation…

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There’s a certain grace in new beginnings. I think sometimes we forget that is in fact what grace is for.   Grace is an opportunity to move on from the past and to make new choices, new decisions, and set life in a new direction.  The church spends much time speaking of grace, but I think we sometimes forget to discuss that grace is a participatory action.  A new beginning does not just happen, it in fact only happens if the person receiving grace chooses to act on it.    So I…

Bible Reading Challenge