How God Used Africa to Stretch My Heart

Last week I had the privilege of visiting Ecuador with our partners at Compassion Canada. I posted some reflections on my blog March 30th. I’ve also been fortunate enough to visit the work of another key partner, World Vision Canada. Below is a re-post of my reflections from that incredible trip. ——— [Originally posted September…

The Immigration Reality: How is Your Church Responding?

In his recent book, Beyond the Gods & Back, Canadian researcher Reg Bibby uncovers a fascinating link between immigration patterns and the future of the local church in our country. Church leaders with a vision to see their communities impacted for Christ would do well to learn all they can about how immigration is impacting…

South Africa Journal 9: How God Used Africa to Stretch My Heart

I’ve just experienced a truly incredible morning. Here at the Bakubung Bush Lodge in South Africa we woke early to catch the sunrise. Under a brilliant orange sky we saw and heard the wilds of Africa come to life, with exotic birds bursting into song and a herd of wildebeests wandering by. In this remarkable…

South Africa Journal 8: Remembering to Close the Loop

Think about the last time you led a ministry initiative in which you had to call in favours. Perhaps you’re a youth leader who needed to round up extra drivers for that youth ministry outing, and you phoned all those parents to bring their mini-vans to run these kids across town. Maybe you’re a senior…