This past Sunday, July 24, 2021, our president, who serves as an elder of the Bow Valley Chris-tian Church offered the following lament as a means of helping people work through the con-tradictions of our time.
Now we come to the end where Paul has at least one more thing to teach us; that is the nature of our priestly worship.
I have a friend—you probably have one like this, too—who every time we come to Rom 12:1–3, asks, “Do you know what the problem is with a living sacrifice?” And as much as you might want to avoid the answer, …
Who will you serve; or, worded differently, who will you worship? The one you serve is your master. The one you worship is your master.
To worship God is truly how we become more like God.
Being “set apart” signifies there might be things we do not do so we can be free to do the things we were meant to do.
In my role as President of Alberta Bible College, I hear many conversations about “worship.” Those conversations assume that when we are conversing about “worship” we are speaking of the same reality; that, I have found, is often not the …
If you have followed me to this point, you are familiar with the notion that the earliest church was like a caravan, a group of committed believers on a journey to a destination of maturity and witness.
Then came COVID-19. What already felt like losing ground, suddenly felt like a free fall.
One of the hardest realities of church life in North America is that worshippers are also customers or consumers—it’s as if the image of church as “company store,” used in one of the earlier Caravan blogs, has come to full development.