Preference and Principle ~ Gary Prickett

As Father’s Day or my springtime birthday would approach, a common answer to my family’s question of “what would you like” was that I simply wanted “peace and a pleasant atmosphere”. Two parents, five children, and frequent international student guests made for a busy...

Humility in Our Preferences ~ Andrew Hall

In my 20 years of pastoring, I have seen people get upset about the placement of a clock, disagreements about whether we should use Styrofoam or china for coffee (and not great coffee at that!), why we use drums in worship, and many other issues. Behind the clock and...

Neither Jew Nor Greek ~ Andrew Hall

Over the past week, we have watched with horror at the trouble our southern neighbours have experienced. Police brutality. Violence and looting. Peaceful protests. Racist words. Cities burning. But these situations have not remained south of the border. Just the other...

Silence! ~ Gary Prickett

Today’s e-bulletin marks the last of a lengthy series of many topics from the wonderful 1st letter of Peter to the “elect exiles of the dispersion”. As exiles, these 1st Century Christians faced various trials, unjust suffering, slander, and persecution; but as “elect...

Gentle, Reverential, and Offensive ~ Andrew Hall

“…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who...