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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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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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Observe and Report

I was wondering when a church became a “Church” and no longer a “church plant?” I think I now know. Okay maybe I don’t but I have some good practical evidence to prove that I am on to something. That … Continue reading

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a salary-less church

In the emulation of twitter, I want to post some “140 character or less” thoughts on this topic. its easy to talk about a salary-less church when you don’t get your salary from the church. giving to our church has … Continue reading

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avoiding the past

My friend James posted a link to an old post of mine that as I sit here in Victoria had me thinking. I wonder how much further I have truly thought about these thoughts on creating community. One of the … Continue reading

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a church for exiles

I had a great conversation with Anna the other night about church planting. I’m starting to see two waves (understandings) of church planting rise to the surface in my life, and maybe I am being to reductionist in my thinking, … Continue reading

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Stand up for real community

I have heard it said quite often from Christians (and some others), “I am not into church” or “I don’t do church well” or “I’m okay Jesus, but not church.” In fact as a church planter I think I hear … Continue reading

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