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2017: Hitting The Target For A Better Year

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So we’re already into 2017. We’re going “this year had better be better!” Yet there’s so much that happens that I just can’t control. A wildfire. A downturn in the economy. But then there is stuff that I can control, stuff that I can change. Like how I respond to the wildfire or the economy. My […]

ZA'ATARI, JORDAN - FEBRUARY 01:  Children pose for a picture as Syrian refugees go about their daily business in the Za'atari refugee camp on February 1, 2013 in Za'atari, Jordan. Record numbers of refugees are fleeing the violence and bombings in Syria to cross the borders to safety in northern Jordan and overwhelming the Za'atari camp. The Jordanian government are appealing for help with the influx of refugees as they struggle to cope with the sheer numbers arriving in the country.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 160600686

The Syrian Refugee Dilemma

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This post is adapted from an article in Fort McMurray Today, Friday September 25, 2015 Where are you at as you consider the dilemma of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond flooding into Europe? Moved? Getting involved? Fearful? Cynical? A group from my church family, Fort City Church, has been moved by this huge […]

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Learning The Art of Teaching From a Canadian Sniper

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This summer I had a “bucket-list” experience of taking a basic marksmanship course from Rob Furlong. He’s the former Canadian military sniper who held for a period of time, the record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat, at 2,430 meters. I was pumped at reaching the point where I was able to successfully […]

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Navigating Christian Bravado With My Islamic Neighbour

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This week I got a phone call by a well-intentioned Christian group who wanted to present “the facts” about Islam, to people in our city and were wondering if we at Fort McMurray Alliance would host a seminar. I checked the group out and discovered that one of their convictions is that an evil movement […]

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Moose Calling and Living Life To The Full!

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Jesus said, “I am come that you might have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10). But what does that mean? Well deep down you probably have some sense of what it means. It’s this yearning found at the core of your being to experience life that is meaningful, invigorating and even a […]

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Is Jesus A Riders Fan?

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There’s a picture circulating on the Internet of Jesus gently displaying a melon before a young girl, wearing a Riders jersey under his white robe. What, Jesus a melon-head? Jesus a Riders fan? Many who are a part of the Rider Nation are absolutely convinced! As we look forward to Sunday’s epic Grey Cup between […]

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Halloween: Let’s Enjoy it!!

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When I first entered full time ministry as a youth pastor, I vividly remember the tension — our church had to have an alternative to Halloween, a “Harvest Party,” — even though there was almost no one in the church who was doing much harvesting. This created a dilemma for my Senior Pastor who had […]