Epiphany! - The Light of Christ dawns on the whole world, every nation, every person.

rugged landscape and Mediterranean Sea

I met a man from Syria who only a short time before had come to faith in Jesus Christ. In the brief time I had with him, he shared how he first encountered the Saviour.

ancient column ruins, Turkey

I've been thinking about how, in John 12 - when the Greeks come and say: 'Sir, we would see Jesus' - that that starts the time-clock of our Saviour moving deliberately towards the Cross.

Passion and power are linked to purpose – to knowing where you’re going; knowing what you want to do, are supposed to do.

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Lighthouse at Snug Harbour, Oakville, ON

The People that walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon them that live in the shadow of the valley of death, upon them has the light shone . . .

We know that there are certain realities in being missionaries.

old abandoned church building

Loren Mead wrote In his book, The Once and Future Church: Reinventing the Congregation for a New Mission Frontier - "The dilemma of the church in this transitional time is that the s

So many ways to communicate Good News. I love the proclamation, the word of mouth, even as I remember the challenge of St.

The Promise

Christian 'mission' includes setting up 'sign posts' of Kingdom-present and Kingdom-coming, giving glimpses and examples of what it can be - will be, like when the fullness of God's purposes and Hi

Quill writing

There are, of course, many ways in which we may communicate good news to others, assuming of course that we have something to say.


We want to share with others, through word and deed, in all the various ways in which the Good News of Jesus can be passed on to others.

lights and wall clock

Now those who’d been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was martyred in Jerusalem, traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch in Syria,

This short podcast is from the introduction to a sermon I preached at Kingsway Baptist Church, Etobicoke, Ontario, in September of 2014.

Kilmalkedar Church, Co Kerry

In 2012, Alan Ford and Thomas O'Loughlin, both professors in Nottingham, discussed current interest in 'Celtic Christianity' and how what is imagined as the form of Christianity in the British Isle

quote: Mission will save us

Church's that are in decline may be revitalized when they discover that the church is not the point, the mission is.

Etobicoke picnic

Below is a booklet - 'Mission Shaped Living'

lake and heather, Iona, Scotland

Here is a podcast that includes some of my thoughts on Creation and Re-Creation.



Moving Forward

These are some reflections on the Church today. Is the local church as we know it what Jesus had in mind?

Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry

County Kerry is beautiful and the Dingle Peninsula stretches outwards the Atlantic with views that are stunning. I stayed near Ballyferriter while on a sabbatical in 2012.

Learning From Other Cultures

Other cultures as we go to them, or they come to us, have much to teach us in our understanding of the Gospel, and about the rich variety of expression in worship.

As We Serve, Jesus Builds His Church

We can learn from mission overseas, in terms of how missioners have impacted other cultures and people-groups with the Good News.

The Adventure & Story of Mission

The missional journey is wonderful - AND fraught with danger.

a field of grain
The Seed of the Woman - Genesis 3:14f - Garden of Eden - So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the

Raising the Spiritual Temperature

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'For God so loved the  cosmos . . .' surely means that the whole creation, damaged as it is, will be restored and brought to new creation fulness.


“For too long we’ve read Scripture with 19th Century eyes and 16th Century questions. It’s time we get back to reading the Scripture with 1st Century eyes and with 21st Century questions.” N.T.

two friends

It is a rebuke and opportunity for many of us, myself included, that Mother Theresa has said, "I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbour.


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