Some pairing work well together. Peanut butter and jam. Eggs and bacon. Soap and water. How about joy and suffering? It’s the kind of blend that evokes good questions and honest reactions. Even in pain, can joy still rise? Together, we’ll be led by Philippians to discover the mindset that shaped Christ’s entire life and… read more

The Meaning of Easter

Bunny rabbits sniffing through tall grass in spring. Kids excitedly hunting for eggs. Chocolate. Easter is the happy holiday that’s big enough to mark our calendars with days-off, yet somehow falls short of the grand-scale glitter of Christmas. It combines broad concepts of new life with holiday cuteness that can easily blur what we’re truly… read more

Beholding God’s glory replaces fear with intimate joy.

This article was originally published in the December 2020 Edition of Back to the Bible magazine. A hero dangles on a fatal precipice. A fiery explosion in a quiet village. Foreboding music with a stalking shark. Movies can open with astonishing acts that grab our attention and hook us in. The angelic announcement that launches… read more

Is the Bible reliable?

Many people question all sorts of things about the reliability of the Biblical Canon – how can we trust the gospel books about Jesus’ life to be accurate? What is the relevance of OT and NT books? How can believers bank their lives on this book?  To continue reading on the Back To The Bible… read more

3 Lies That Trap Us In Shame And Make Us Feel Unforgiven.

“Everyone makes mistakes.” “Just get over it.” “Let it go.” Well-meaning attempts to soothe our guilt can often feel shallow and ineffective. Yet what do we do when guilt nags at us and pats-on-the-back don’t help? When shame from hidden sin buries us and makes relief seem impossible? When prayers to God for forgiveness don’t seem… read more

PODCAST (Compel) Is God’s Word trustworthy?

Can we rely on God’s Word? How does the Bible shape us? What stops us from engaging? The lovely women at Compel – Ethnos Canada invited me to chat about these sorts of honest questions on their latest podcast. You can listen in here!

The 10 Commandments of Grace

First of all, WELCOME to my hundreds of new subscribers that have signed up through Booksweeps! It’s a pleasure to have you here. As a quick update for you all, my new 6-week Bible study AMOS – Come Awake! has just been released on pre-order for bulk orders of 10+ for an discount of around… read more

Prayer Casts Hope

I’d been dangling the end of an uncast fishing rod in the lake when my grandpa smiled and whispered into my little ear, “Watch this.” With one rhythmic swoop he cast the line way beyond what my awe-filled eyes could follow and transformed my fishing experience completely. Prayer is like that. Prayer is the outward… read more