||Sermon Summary|| While we struggle with life in the body in the present, God’s promise of resurrection gives us anticipation of better things and anchors our pattern of living outside our experiences of the present.
||Pastoral Passage|| What role do local church fellowships play for Bible colleges and seminaries like Laidlaw College?
||Book Summary|| “Parenting in the Pew” is a worthwhile book for those who want to help the youngest members of their church community join them as brothers and sisters in the faith.
||Pastoral Passage|| To form and develop disciples of Jesus, practices that are prescribed, tangible, and theologically-imbued must surely have a valuable role to play.
||Pastoral Passage|| Jesus has made every one of his people entrepreneurs for the kingdom.
||Pastoral Passage|| The answers to this question find many parallels when it is asked regarding church gatherings
||Article|| As you read this, I would like you to imagine how things might be different today if the ideas here were widespread in churches 30-40 years ago. It is unfortunately common for churches to be slow to respond properly to difficult social issues – too often the response has been silence, reactionary, or capitulation. Nevertheless, “late” is better than “never” and churches are increasingly taking these kinds of ideas on board.
||Book Summary|| Children from families who have immigrated are often said to be caught between two cultures. They belong to their parents’ culture but grow up within another. It can be a tricky tension for them to navigate as they often wish to be faithful to their ‘home culture’ as well as fit in with their adopted culture at school and with their friends.
The Christian faith frequently conflicts with current ideas. Given this has happened since Christianity’s inception, this should neither surprise nor dismay us. Rather, we should establish its difficult teachings in our hearts and minds so we can preserve them, present them, and faithfully pass them on.
This Sunday will be the first time our church has gathered together since March 15. That’s eleven Sundays ago. The time has come when we may reopen the doors of our churches and sit again on each other’s couches, and return to face-to-face fellowship.