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  • Tall Poppy Syndrome

Do you have Tall Poppy Syndrome?

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I was recently introduced to a cultural term-Tall Poppy Syndrome-which was new to me but which expresses a phenomenon I have repeatedly observed.  It is a term that expresses a cultural notion, prevalent in

  • Uniqueness of Jesus of Nazareth

The Uniqueness of Jesus of Nazareth

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Jesus of Nazareth is perhaps the most debated and intriguing Person in all of history. He continues to be the subject of scholarly investigation and research. There is a magnetism about Jesus - He

  • The Healing Promise of the Resurrection

The Healing Promise of the Resurrection

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I have rarely taken painkillers, but I am very glad they exist! I once tried the tough guy approach under a dentist’s drill by refusing freezing (hey, you only live once, right?), but I

  • Visible Worship

Visible Worship Glorifies God!

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Showiness in worship robs God of his glory, but so does a lack of visible display. Along with a contrite heart, prayerful dependence, and a response to the Word preached, the Scriptures call us

  • The Armchair Theologian

The Armchair Theologian

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Pastors, imagine if we could preach our sermons through metal screens, scamper backstage, collect a paycheque, bolt out the door and never look anyone in the eye.  How awesome would that be! We could

  • worship leader

What is a Worship Leader?

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Let’s be honest, we talk about worship a lot in church: How many hymns should still be sung on a Sunday? How loud should we be? Are lights and smoke okay? Does this song

  • distorted identity

A Distorted Identity

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The pursuit of self-discovery can exhaust and distort the identity believers find hidden in Christ (Col. 3:1-4). Confusion can be further magnified with poor theological understanding and twisted interpretations of Scripture and can result

  • loving sinners

Loving Sinners

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Loving sinners comes both naturally and unnaturally to me.  Having grown up in a Mennonite culture that was deeply insecure, I developed a heart for the socially unlovable because I knew what it was

  • worship

Do This

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At the heart of the questions about worship ministry that I frequently get asked is this: What is the most important thing I must do as a Worship Leader? Ask any musician what they

  • Atonement

Why Jesus’ Atonement for Sin is Absolutely Necessary

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Why did Jesus die on the cross?  That the cross is central to Christianity makes the answer to that question crucially important.   Central to all aspects of His crucifixion is that on the cross

  • Approach to Sharing the Gospel Matters

Your Approach to Defending the Gospel Matters

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“What I'm about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget.” Author unknown Biblical Christianity maintains that there is content to the Christian message - we call

  • Baptism

Do believers in Believer’s Baptism really believe in Believer’s Baptism?

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The biblical doctrine of water baptism has taken a beating.  Christians disagree on its function, its form, and the appropriate age and circumstances required to be baptized.  And I doubt the global church will