April 24, 2019

I have really appreciated “Fixing Her Eyes”, and Jen’s call for us all –sisters and brothers– to fix, focus, and look upon Jesus Christ as we serve together for God’s glory.

There are many nuances to “fixing” our eyes.  What are we fixing our eyes on, and who is doing t...

September 21, 2018

I felt like I had walked onto the set of a documentary.  Over the years we had watched many, many documentaries on Siberian people groups. So many, that they all seemed to blur together. Someone from an urban western culture sets out to discover the people who live in...

December 9, 2017

A review of Lisa Sharon Harper’s ‘The Very Good Gospel’

In 2004, as I sat with a young woman who shared with me her story of being abuse by a man she trusted, I remember my burning desire to share the love of God with her. She desperately needed to know the hope I knew...

October 18, 2017

In a pattern that is right on the cusp of comical and depressing, yet again I had thought I was ok. I had been reading all of the stuff about Weinstein and other offenders, I’d seen the disgusting Ben Affleck video, and I’d been angered, saddened, repulsed, but nothing...

October 3, 2017

Why can’t Christians just agree? Or, when they must disagree, why can’t they disagree quietly?


Many people, both inside and outside the church, feel impatient and frustrated with in-fighting and dissent in the body of Christ — even over critical issues like racial an...

Dear Equip,

I was there last Saturday. I was listening intently. I don’t doubt that you all spoke from the Bible, and your preaching was in good faith. Your love for God and women was clear, and your faithful hard work was evident. I was thrilled to see so many Jesus fo...

April 9, 2017

So it’s Easter.  You’ve brainstormed up your service plans.  Added some new and hopefully risk-free creative elements that won’t go too pear-shaped.  You’ve rallied the troops with enthusiastic fervour to pull off this event.  It’s nearly ‘go’ time.


April 3, 2017

I wonder how your year is progressing. I wonder if, like me, you're feeling a little ... uninspired. It's far enough into the year that it's lost it's 'new year' shine. We've forgotten the resolutions and promises we made to others and ourselves. The summer holidays we...

August 18, 2016

One Saturday I remembered the story of the Good Samaritan but failed it. I failed it because I had remembered it but I had not known that the Good Samaritan depends upon a particular view of time. How can you fail a story you might ask? Let me explain.

Do you remembe...

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