The Church in Action (Acts 6)

This shorter chapter serves several purposes:  1) it gives further evidence of the church’s internal life and external rapid growth in Jerusalem; 2) it introduces us to Stephen—a man who will be prominent in the next chapter; 3) it continues…

Praise and Prayer Update (November 1, 2019)

Linda and I have been on the road quite a bit in recent days.  We've been to Minneapolis to present at an academic conference (Society for Professors of Christian Education) and to Montreal for a meeting of Christian Higher Education…

The Heart of the Preacher: Book Launch

Today is a joyful day for us.  It's the official book launch day for the book that I (Rick) wrote entitled The Heart of the Preacher.   (The best price right now is from Christian Book Distributors, but you can also…

Praise and Prayer Update September 20, 2019

This past week has been Spiritual Life Emphasis Week at Heritage.  We’ve had our hearts stirred by the messages we heard in our chapel services.  Special thanks to Pastor Dwyane Cline (Hughson Street Baptist in Hamilton), Pastor Robbie Symons (Hope…

New Book: The Heart of the Preacher

This October, I (Rick) have a book being published by Lexham Press (the company that produces Logos Bible Software).  The book is called The Heart of the Preacher because it deals with some of the heart-level tests experienced by those who…