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Serving God at Work

Serving God at Work

Jesus' command to love God with everything we have and are might cause us to feel conflicted. After all, most of us spend most of our waking hours at work. How can we love God with everything when financial reality forces us to spend so much time with other stuff?...

The Kingdom in our Life Together

The Kingdom in our Life Together

If we hope to understand our purpose as individual Christians, we must first understand the purpose of the church. God, it seems, it doing something in the world, and he's using the church. God is commanding the church to live differently. He wants us to demonstrate...

Belonging In Community

Belonging In Community

We live in divided times. But Jesus calls his followers to find their belonging in community. Following an Anabaptist model of theology, we look at what it looks like to live in a community of faith. Jesus-followers need to give their unique contributions to the...

Put Jesus First – James 4:1-8

Put Jesus First – James 4:1-8

We're all familiar with conflict in the church. So what causes it? James tells us that when we have a desire to put our own agenda and needs at the centre of our life we come into conflict with other people who are doing the same thing. In other words, selfishness is...

Taming the Tongue – James 3:2-12

Taming the Tongue – James 3:2-12

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me. This phrase many of our parents taught as children fails to grasp how powerful our words can be. God created the cosmos with words. As people God made in his image, our words have the power to create...

Faith In Action – James 1:21-25

Faith In Action – James 1:21-25

It's not enough to be experts on the Bible or Theology. James reminds us that real Christian faith translates into action. While it's true that Jesus saves those who believe, that belief changes everything. In James 1:21-25, Jesus' brother tells us what we often...

Giving Thanks In All Things

Giving Thanks In All Things

While [Canadian] Thanksgiving isn't a religious holiday like Christmas and Easter, it's an appropriate time of reflection for Christians. Christians should thankful. Our culture has convinced us that we need more than we have. So it's important for us to take stock of...

Mission of God and His People

Mission of God and His People

David wanted to build God a temple. God expresses some reluctance. Why? Because tent-dwelling shows God's people that he's a God on the move. The mission of God is really about being with his people. He wants to transform them into holy people, people whose lives...

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