Category Archives: church planting

practical adventures as well as insights on church planting

Waiting patiently to destroy or to not destroy

I did not come to destroy but to be a responsible version of myself. I may not have said those exact words but that was the sentiment that I was trying to get across to a church planter I met … Continue reading

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false-self, meet real-self

In 2005 I moved to Commercial Drive. I moved here specifically to start a church. I moved to “The Drive” specifically because of what I had heard and what I had seen in my visits to this neighbourhood. The people … Continue reading

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pondering regret

I became a Christian when I was 18. A choice I will never regret. But there are some choices after that day that I sometimes do. I wonder what University would have been like if I didn’t spend most of … Continue reading

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transitioning members to friends

I live in Vancouver. It’s a beautiful city. I used to be a pastor in this city. I was the pastor of a church I started in a city in which I really knew no one before moving here. This … Continue reading

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steam shovels and re-inventing yourself

I read a book most nights with my son before bed called Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. The book is about a man and his steam shovel named Mary Anne who are losing work due to the new gasoline … Continue reading

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Sabbatical: an additional word

To those following me, I might just keep with the “Sabbatical” theme as I post over the next few weeks, so bare with me as I unload all the wonderful insights I gleaned over my 6 months off. (Tongue firmly … Continue reading

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Sabbatical: a quick word

As of yesterday (November 1, 2010) my sabbatical officially came to a close from the open house. Most of you know that my sabbatical was a little different than most religious sabbaticals in that I kept working full-time in my … Continue reading

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Trying to find a new identity

I watched a short video from CTV on Canada and our national identity in light of the current olympics in Vancouver and something hit a chord with me. Maybe living here in Vancouver is the reason for its connection, but … Continue reading

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Nick Fiedler on theooze.tv

Here is a good interview of Nick Fiedler author of the hopeful skeptic (which I am currently reading and which I may or may not have been mentioned about on pages 135-136 and in fact in this clip, I realize … Continue reading

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Bounce… not for everyone

Anna and I were watching some TV last week when a commercial came on for Bounce Fabric Softener. It was one of those commercials where the woman of the house (all in cartoon of course) was looking for that last … Continue reading

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