Category Archives: Ministry Matters

1000 x 1000

Below is a short video Linda and I recently recorded about an initiative we are excited about.  Please take a minute (actually 2 minutes and 31 seconds) to watch it.  We are convinced 1000 x 1000 could make a BIG … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

We love summer but we are excited for fall. Our team at Heritage has spent the summer getting ready for the coming school year that begins soon. Our student leaders arrive on campus on August 27th for a week of … Continue reading

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Bilingual Preaching

To be truly effective, preachers have to become bilingual—fluent in two languages. I say that even though I only speak English. What are the two essential languages a preacher must speak? Not English and French (even in Canada). Not Greek … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Soul Care (Part 3)

  In the two previous posts, I made the case that looking after the health of our souls is not a luxury, but a necessity, for all who preach and teach God’s Word.  This is true whether we preach to … Continue reading

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Drawing a Circle

We had a wonderful graduation celebration last Saturday morning.  The night before, we had a meaningful time of consecration at our graduation banquet. At the banquet, I told the students the story of Rodney Smith. Rodney was born into a family of gypsies … Continue reading

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The Silence of God on Good Friday

And the Man of all sorrows, he never forgot What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God The aching may remain but the breaking does not The aching … Continue reading

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The Scandalous, Wonderful Cross

It’s not a big surprise that the cross is the most enduring symbol of the Christian faith. But it should be. We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing crosses that we often forget the fact that the cross was originally scandalous … Continue reading

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