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Tag: <span>Community</span>

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Quiet, Be Still

Twice this week this text of Jesus calming the storm has come up through various outlets for me. Perhaps it is because I need to reflect on the words and their meaning more deeply. Earlier this week I was at a prayer meeting where we practiced Visio Divina. This is … ∞

An Honourable Prayer

Today I want to talk about a guy named Jabez. I was first introduced to him years ago in Bruce Wilkinson’s book “The Prayer of Jabez.“ This man Jabez is found in the middle of a long list of genealogies that start in 1 Chronicles 1 and for the next … ∞

In God Alone

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 I love Psalm 62. There’s something about it that puts me in my place and reminds me that I … ∞

The Power of the Tongue

The Bible is filled with instruction on the use of our words.  The words we speak hold great power.  Power to loose, or to bind (Matt 16:19), the power to profess, or to profane (James 3:9-10,), the power of life and death (Prov 18:21). David cries out, “Set a guard, … ∞

Reconciliation: Our Freely Given Gift In Christ

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity many Calvin Seminary students have experienced. That was to participate in Professor Mary Vandenberg’s Systematic Theology II class period on the limits of forgiveness. This discussion revolved around forgiveness, repentance, reconciliation, and justice. Reflecting on the class, I found myself confronted with shifting notions … ∞

The Work of a Pastor

Pastoral work is the responsibility of every believer. We have been given this great mandate to preach the good news to the whole world Matt. 28:19. We are said to be the light of the world, and called to let it shine so that people may see and glorify our … ∞

What I know so far…

Life has given me many moments to reflect on what is important to me. I have spent a lot of time in the hospital in recent years with little else to do but reflect. This has led me down some interesting paths. So come with me on a journey of … ∞

At Peace With The Past

*Greetings and salutations, readers of the Kerux! This blog post does mention eating disorders, so if that is at all triggering to you, it may be wise not to read it. Do what’s best for your well-being. 🙂 If you’ve met me in person, then you might know that I … ∞

Covid-19 part 1 (Human beings as image bearers of God)

There has been greater national and international devastation but the COVID-19 pandemic has its own distinctive character: states of emergency, nation-wide lockdowns, travel bans, the closure of most public institutions, and dire economic repercussions due to this devastating virus. The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has been transforming the lives … ∞

Opening Day

As we endeavor to begin another semester of deep, theological study, it is worth mentioning something that most people have a tendency to overlook. Perhaps that’s unfair of me to say as a generalization and I should just say that I myself have this struggle, but I’d wager that by the time you’ve read what I’m about to say you’ll agree with me. And if my wager is wrong, catch me on campus during intensives and I’ll buy you coffee. And if this isn’t another semester for you and it’s perhaps your first go ‘round, then heed this concept I’m about to place at your feet, or rather in front of your face, as a warning…