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 …
We are being called into something new, something wonderful, something different.
Why does Western Christianity suffer from a discernable obsession with traditionalism?
Today I begin with an observation from Dr. Willie James Jennings I found to be remarkably insightful. Jennings advises, “We should take plagiarism seriously, not first because it is theft, but because it is a painful absence of voice alongside …
Picking up from last week’s post, I want to explore how individualism deeply distorts what it means to be created in the image of God and how our understanding of the Trinity should inform how we embody theology.
Recently, my heart has become cumbrously burdened with grief while reflecting on the radical individualism that seems to fund most of the actions and behaviors within Western Christianity. We have seemingly developed an insatiable appetite for subjective pleasure; we embrace …
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.
The more powerful we become, the more the words of Jesus seem strange to our modern sensibilities