A Pastor’s Confession

This is my confession. I’m sorry… To all the people who I once pastored in an institutional church… I am sorry that I didn’t know then what I know now. My church and Bible school experience did not adequately prepare me to walk you to complete freedom in Jesus’ name. Nor did I disciple you howContinue reading “A Pastor’s Confession”

Pastor, How Do You Define Yourself?

Many years ago I connected with Ed Underwood (and I have referenced his resources before on this blog). He recently wrote this post… (which is addressed to pastors but is for ALL OF US in ministry….) Pastor, the Shocking Contrast Between Legalism and Grace. We can choose to define ourselves as pastors by what we’reContinue reading “Pastor, How Do You Define Yourself?”

Church? Spectators vs Participants

Dear Church, Are you a spectator or a participant in building God’s kingdom? Years of sitting in traditional church has not prepared us to be the church in the manner described in the New Testament. We have been taught to come. To sit. To watch and listen to what others have prepared. (Someone described itContinue reading “Church? Spectators vs Participants”

The Prayer of St Patrick

This morning on St Paddy’s day, my family and I gathered for communion and then reflected on a portion of his famously penned prayer… I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s wordContinue reading “The Prayer of St Patrick”

A Culture of Honour – Men and Women

Tears of healing began to roll down my face. I didn’t know what was happening in me at the time, but I found myself in a culture of honour – observing and experiencing men honouring women and vice versa. It was so powerful JUST WITNESSING IT. I wept deeply… healing much of the diagnosed psychological, emotional,Continue reading “A Culture of Honour – Men and Women”

Countdown to the Cross and Open Grave! (Lent 2019)

I love the Lenten season! 🙂 Passover (some call it ‘Easter’) is the most important event in our world history, and yet it can sneak up on us. We often spend so much time focusing on Christmas, that we forget Part 2, …the dying to self-part and receiving new life in Christ! Christmas is receivingContinue reading “Countdown to the Cross and Open Grave! (Lent 2019)”

Theology: Are you a Settler or Pioneer?

This is from Brennan Manning’s book: “Lion and Lamb: the Relentless Tenderness of Jesus.” There are two visions of life, two kinds of people. The first group see life as a possession to be carefully guarded. They are called settlers. The second group see life as a wild, fantastic, explosive gift. They are called pioneers.Continue reading “Theology: Are you a Settler or Pioneer?”

Letters to the Church – Francis Chan

Francis Chan – Letters to the Church ( #paradigmshift ) A few quotes from Francis Chan that will get you thinking…! “God designed the Church to be much more than what the majority of us experience in America. There are many of us who believe this and want change. The good news is that GodContinue reading “Letters to the Church – Francis Chan”

What Does Freedom Look Like?

I recently asked Jesus this question: “What does freedom look like?” He immediately brought to mind the picture of the Israelites walking through the Red Sea escaping slavery… BUT … NOT grumbling and complaining in the wilderness wanting to go back to slavery …which, sadly, is what the Israelites did …and as a result diedContinue reading “What Does Freedom Look Like?”

Are you ready for new wine?

What does it cost for new wine and new wine skins? So often we want God to move but when He moves differently than we want, we shut the door on Him. Let’s not be stuck, but hungry for more of Him. You can’t see the new thing unless you let go of the old.Continue reading “Are you ready for new wine?”