I get a bit drained of life reading and watching various church leader types providing hot-takes on a pandemic as a once in a life-time opportunity to lead, lead, lead, and do, do, do. For all the communication about change, I don’t perceive any change at all, just a redecoration of the tread-mill that seems …

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Writing about a deficient understanding about God’s holiness among modern Christians, Drew Dyck describes how that deficiency is not only apparent in a lack of understanding, but is also apparent in a corresponding deficiency in our personal character. We lack a practice of personal holiness because we’ve lost a theology of divine holiness. When we …

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It strikes me that pastors who might have cautioned people about their levels of screen time and exposure to social media have instantly turned to those forms of media in this crisis, further deepening their hold on people’s time and thought patterns. We live as the best informed generation to ever endure a global health …

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The negative emotions we feel are meant to cause us to reflect on self and circumstance to consider changing what we are doing or where we are. The current cultural moment is amplifying emotions. That amplification could manifest as an increase in generalised anxiety. The situation does not create the generalised anxiety, so much as …

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Conversations with pastors from a wide variety of contexts resonate with the theme explored in this article. There are structures in some aspects of contemporary church life that make imperatives out of beneficial non-essentials. And a sure sign of spiritual growth trying to be achieved through human effort is a burn-out attrition among leaders and …

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It seems as if joy was in short supply during the season of joy. Winn Collier writes that real joy is not the product of circumstances, true joy is hard won in adverse circumstances. These are the seasons in which true and lasting joy can be tempered and grown. Joy’s hard won these days. At …

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