Discipleship… It Takes a Church: Part 2 of a (probably) 10 part series on Discipleship

Christ desires his followers to be disciples. Actually, that's not entirely right. True followers of Christ ARE disciples. As we discovered in our last post there are not two categories of people who follow Christ - Christians, and disciples. There are only to be disciples. Somehow we have bought into the idea that we can be … Continue reading Discipleship… It Takes a Church: Part 2 of a (probably) 10 part series on Discipleship

What is Reformed Theology? – The Five Solas

*This blog is part of a series I am writing on the Covenant Reformed Church website. It is time for us to take a deeper look into the theology part of Reformed theology. By now I hope we realize that Reformed theology is much deeper than simply the '5 points of Calvinism', or predestination or simplistic … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology? – The Five Solas

What is Reformed Theology? – Hermeneutics

*This blog is part of a series I am writing on the Covenant Reformed Church website. The Reformed view of the Bible is simple. We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, infallible, inerrant, authoritative, sufficient, unified, necessary, useful, singular in truth and powerful. God does not continue to speak today, since the canon is … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology? – Hermeneutics

What is Reformed Theology? – Introduction

*This blog is part of a series I am writing on the Covenant Reformed Church website. Before we get into the details of Reformed theology, I want to debunk a few of the stereotypes, misnomers and flat out errors that have a tendency to pop up whenever Reformed theology is mentioned. People have a tendency to … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology? – Introduction

New Blog Series on the Nature of Reformed Theology

I'm going to be starting a new blog series on Reformed theology. But, I won't be doing it on my personal site. To find it you'll have to go to the Covenant Reformed Church website. I will be writing a new blog about once a week, explaining the beauty of Reformed theology. I trust that … Continue reading New Blog Series on the Nature of Reformed Theology

The Silence is Deafening

Something is troubling me. Deeply. Steinbach just had its first gay pride parade on July 9 in which thousands took part. That is not what troubles me. We live in a sinful world and our town is part of it, even though we are called the 'Bible belt'. (Which we are not. Don't believe me? Come … Continue reading The Silence is Deafening

Why I’m Getting Back into Pastoral Ministry

I never thought I would write the words I just did. Starting a church? In Steinbach of all places? Why would I ever want to do that? The truth is, I never wanted to do it. Fought it pretty hard actually. But God kept nudging me and directing me and annoying me with the idea … Continue reading Why I’m Getting Back into Pastoral Ministry