My Two Cents Category

The Positive Impact of Mark Driscoll

There’s no question that Mark Driscoll is a lightning rod for controversy. Currently he is out of formal ministry work, other than running his own website with periodic updates and teaching content. The church he founded, formerly known as Mars Hill Church, has been dissolved for almost one year now. The ministries he led have […]

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Choose Your Battles Wisely

Last Thursday I spent time with some students at a local high school as part of the ISCF club, a faith-based lunchtime program I’ve helped run there for years. We often have a short devotional, and on that day I shared how Christians need to avoid two extremes: being contentious about everything and being indifferent […]

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For God So Loved Canada That He Gave Us _________, That Whosever Votes For Him…

   Today is Election Day in Canada. For the record, I think people should go out and vote. Voting is a privilege that not everyone has, and we should not take it for granted. I think people should also get to know about the candidates and parties and cast an informed ballot. Weigh the info […]

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Why Atheism & Evolution Don’t Work For Me

One way to judge a worldview, such as Atheism or Christianity, is by asking, Can it satisfactorily explain the world around us? By this I mean, do the major points of a given understanding of existence make sense with the way things really are? Does what a system teach line up with reality? As I […]

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Why the Blind Men and the Elephant Doesn’t Work

The story of the blind men and the elephant (which the origins of is tough to determine) is a common illustration used to diffuse a person’s claim to have discovered any sort of absolute truth. It is a favourite in our pluralistic, subjectivistic, open-minded culture. If you are not familiar, the story goes basically something […]

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Pastor Google: The Most Influential Pastor in the World

According to Scripture, the job of a pastor is to shepherd people (1 Peter 5:1-2). This simply means he is to act as a spiritual guide, one who others can turn to for counsel and guidance. When people are in need of help, a pastor is meant to be someone who they can seek assistance […]

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A Response to “The Continued Crucifying of Rob Bell”

Up until now I have stayed almost completely silent, at least in a public sense, about Rob Bell and any of the controversy surrounding him. He’s certainly been a figure that has garnered a fair share of debate, praise, and ire. I’ve tried to follow it all from a distance, as best I can. I […]

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The Gospel is an Offense

Galatians 5:11 calls the gospel “the offense of the cross”. The message of Jesus – that he is God in the flesh, died for sin, rose from death, and will come again to judge the living and the dead – is one that some people will celebrate with joy and others will despise with the […]

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Is Church Membership Biblical?

Church membership can be a controversial issue. I have met a number of Christians who are strongly opposed to it, and others who are staunch supporters. As with anything, believers ought to let Scripture guide our beliefs and practices and submit to the truth of God’s Word. In trying to answer the question “Is church […]

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The Impending Crash Landing of Pastor Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll is about to go down in flames, and the whole world will be watching. Driscoll rose to fame in the evangelical world (and the secular world as well) in the blink of an eye. This is largely due to the rapid growth of Mars Hill Church, the church that he and a few […]

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