We are Destined to Soar!

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A few months ago, a daring lifelong dream of mine became a breathtaking reality. I jumped out of an airplane at 3,000 meters in a tandem skydiving adventure! Within a few seconds, I accelerated to over 200 kilometers per hour; the force of the wind pushed violently against my body, … Read More

Healthy Church, Happy Community

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Healthy leaders in a healthy environment, create a healthy church and a healthy church can impact a community for Christ. Statistics show that a large percent of churches are stalling, struggling, or declining.1 What are we doing to prevent our churches from entering crisis mode? Brian Derksen, Assistant DS for … Read More

Healthy Agnosticism

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A few days ago, I sat by a grave marker that is now over 30 years old. The inscription is faded, but you can still make out the name, Daniel James Hearn. Our son was born very preterm at 28 weeks and only lived 30 hours. I remember holding him … Read More

Raise a Hallelujah

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It was a story that caused my heart to immediately feel overwhelmed. Agnes and I sat on the floor at the front of Chilliwack Alliance Church with a small family huddled around us. They had come for prayer. It was a crisis and they were desperate. Wendy, the mom, began … Read More

We Need a Roof Too!

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Flames pierced the sky as the ancient, wooden beams of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris were consumed by a catastrophic fire. For many worldwide, this is perceived as a tragic loss for the Christian faith. For others, the loss is more about history and architecture and less about the relevance … Read More

Heroes

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A few weeks ago, one of my heroes died. John Wilson was a pioneer missionary to the Yali people in Papua, Indonesia, known then as Dutch New Guinea. In 1961, missionaries Stan Dale and Bruno de Leeuw made first contact with the Yali tribe in the central mountains Papua, Indonesia. … Read More

The List

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My wife Agnes and I have had the honour of ministering to hurting parents whose children are far from Jesus. Agnes has a list of the names of these sons and daughters and prays for them. It is a list of expectation and hope, but it is also a list … Read More

Do It!

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“Just Do It,” the slogan coined by the shoe company Nike, is not just a catchy and memorable phrase. The words also form a compelling call to action: don’t overthink, don’t overanalyze—take a risk and do it!  The Bible is filled with “just do it” moments:    Noah built an ark, just as God commanded him, and God delivered humanity and all the wild animals and livestock in the ark from a catastrophic deluge (Genesis 6-8). Just do … Read More

I Can’t Fix This

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I spoon-fed my mother the other day. It was a strange experience, and, to be honest, it was emotionally difficult for me. It served as a stark reminder that our roles have reversed. The one who cared for me is now being cared for by me. In November, my mom, … Read More