The Christmas Story ~ video

Hope this reawakens the amazing story of Christmas in a fresh way this year!  *Thanks to my friend James Smoker and Regent College for alerting me to this great video!


Way back in 2002, Kathy and Zachary and I made the long trek to Johannesburg, South Africa, to meet our new son, Benjamin Themba.  Ben was approaching 6 months old and so the time had come for us to hold him in our arms.  (Kathy's sister, Sue, and her daughter, …

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The Pursuit of Youth Ministry

This graphic is basically the outline for my "Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry" course at Crown College this fall.  It's a work in progress (and the 50+ students who took the course last year have helped me improve it a bit for this year)… and I'm fairly happy with …

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Plunging Into the Kingdom Way ~ by Tim Dickau

This book is one to love:  Plunging Into the Kingdom Way by Tim Dickau (Cascade Books, 2011).  First of all, it's about a church in Vancouver.  Enough said.  Worth the read right there.  As our years in Vancouver made us aware, nothing about that city could ever be uninteresting.  Second …

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  Great video of the spoken word. Reminds me of the power of the Story.  Please let me know what hits you from this. My favorite quote might be this one: "Trying to prove God is like defending a lion." Or it might be: "Give God His breath back. You …

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