Monthly Archives: January 2017

Prayer Update 27, 2017

Thank you for your prayers for the ministry of Heritage and for the Reeds!  We greatly appreciate your partnership through prayer.  I echo Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 1:11:  “you help us by your prayers.” We had a very profitable … Continue reading

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Why does denial of appetites play such a large role in every religion?

Christianity doesn’t call us to curb all our appetites, just the unhealthy ones—the ones that can eat us alive.  Unhealthy appetites are those that prompt us to seek satisfaction apart from God’s plan for life.  When our appetites are not … Continue reading

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Prayer Update January 20, 2016

Linda and I returned from Louisville, KY last Sunday evening, grateful to God for the week we spent at Southern Seminary.  One “souvenir” I (Rick) brought back from the States was a nasty head cold and cough.  In fact, we … Continue reading

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Prayer Update January 13, 2017

Linda and I have spent this week on the campus of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She’s been taking her comprehensive exams for her EdD program (Doctor of Education). I’ve been meeting with various administrators and professors at Southern. We’ve … Continue reading

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The Image of a Woman

Last summer I was asked to write an article for SEVEN, the magazine published by Promise Keeper’s Canada’s.  Their upcoming Fall 2016 issue was going to centre on the theme of “celebrating women.”  My article dealt with the practical implications … Continue reading

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Prayer Update January 5, 2017

Next week begins the new semester at Heritage. We’re prayerfully anticipating that God will do great things in the lives of the students who are preparing for a lifetime of service. Here are some requests that I would ask you … Continue reading

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Why do so many churches settle for mere respectability?

Respectability is generally a good thing. In fact, when the Bible highlights the essential qualities needed in church leaders, “respectable” makes the short list (1 Timothy 3:12).  But while it’s commendable to be respectable, it’s not enough.  In fact, when … Continue reading

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