It was Christmas day 1978. The last words I heard my father say to me over the phone forty years ago this Christmas, was "I love you." Later that night he took his own life when he pulled the trigger on a gun at our home in Red Deer, Alberta. It was a Christmas I have never forgotten. Imprinted on my soul is the place where I sat and the emotion I felt when I was given the news of his death three... more
We look to follow Jesus everyday. What does that mean? How do we do it? What does the Kingdom of God look like when it touches earth and humanity? How do we engage and connect with God at work in the world around us? In this 2 minute video we look to envision us with a way forward!
Our culture is in upheaval and is changing rapidly. It is hard to keep up, to know how to participate and follow Jesus in the middle of this culturally turbulent time. This 2 minute and 30 second video will challenge you to rethink your options and invite you to consider a new posture to walk through these times as a follower of Jesus that can make a difference today.
A group of Canadian boys were en route to the game we love in the way thousands of hockey teams travel every year in Canada when the unthinkable occurred. A team bus filled with 29 Junior hockey players (ages 16 - 21), coaches, personal and a bus driver collided with a semi-truck at around 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6th, 2018. To date 16 people are dead and... more
Casa de Luz (The House of Light) in the Baja, Mexico started as a vision by the Abbotsford Vineyard in B.C.. Canada caring for children, as mother's went to work for the day... it has now emerged into the development of a whole community with many facets of care, training, support looking to see woman empowered, families equipped and mercy extended.
Near the end of 2017 Amp and I went to the north of Thailand with a small team of people from the Living Room Vineyard in Bangkok. Bangkok is a city of 10 million people. We are familiar with lots of people in one place so a trip to the north was a trip to the country side for us city dwellers. Our first stop was a visit with the mother of a lady from the Living Room Vineyard. She lived by herself... more
What are signs of the Kingdom of God touching earth? How do we recognize them and participate? In this 3 minute vlog I touch on this by looking at the prayer of Jesus in Matthew 6:10 and by retelling a recent experience I had travelling between Nepal and India.
We often feel like outsiders, looking for home and belonging. The desire for home is a universal longing of the human heart. The heart searches for home; that place of full embrace and acceptance. Yet, home and belonging find their deepest meaning in community with God. God has done the work so we can no longer feel like outsiders, but realize we are in on everything (Ephesians 2: 11 -13). He is... more