To Love God with All One’s Heart Soul and Strength: a Christian Philosophy of Education

I recently had to summarize my approach to education for a class; here is the paper that resulted. Using Jeff Greenman's nine components of learning as the structural framework, I develop in this paper my own philosophy of education, employing a hypothetical school of ministry located in Vancouver to elucidate it in a concrete setting. Two … Continue reading To Love God with All One’s Heart Soul and Strength: a Christian Philosophy of Education

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A Review of The Cross and Christian Ministry, By D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson’s The Cross and Christian Ministry is an expositional work attempting to take the leadership lessons found in Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians and apply them to the lives and ministries of leaders today. Carson looks at how Paul places the Cross at the very centre of Christian ministry and attempts to contextualize … Continue reading A Review of The Cross and Christian Ministry, By D.A. Carson

Our Good God Deserves Our Joyful Praise – A Sermon on Psalm 100

Introduction: One thing I have often struggled with has been putting joy into my worship of God. I have known for most my life that God is worthy of praise and that I should give it to Him, but I never had a solid picture of why He deserved my praise. This lack of knowledge … Continue reading Our Good God Deserves Our Joyful Praise – A Sermon on Psalm 100

Our Faith, Not Our Works, Brings Us Peace With God: A Sermon on Romans 4:4-5

This summer I was working with youth at my church in Calgary and I had an opportunity to teach a lesson on the passage that I am preaching this morning. I asked the youth if they knew for sure that they were going to heaven. One of the youth whom I have known for many … Continue reading Our Faith, Not Our Works, Brings Us Peace With God: A Sermon on Romans 4:4-5

Sept. 23, 2012, Sermon on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

(Based on this paper) Opening Section: Good morning Church. For the last few weeks we have been talking about the Foursquare distinctives, the four main points of the Foursquare Gospel. This week we are going to talk about Jesus as the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a foundational doctrine … Continue reading Sept. 23, 2012, Sermon on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Short Sermon on Mark 12

Imagine with me this scenario: you come into a church with a Pastor who is not devoted to God. On the outside he appears to be; he legalistically follows the commandments of scripture, he always appears to be deep in prayer, and always has his bible with him. But on the inside he is only … Continue reading Short Sermon on Mark 12

Short Sermon on James 4

Imagine coming to church, or a bible study, and seeing your church family in a brawl. Conflict abounding between everyone. The cause of this? Everyone is envious of what each other has, lusting after the things they cannot acquire. In chapter 4 of the book of James, James responds to news of a similar situation: … Continue reading Short Sermon on James 4