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Redeemer Classical Academy

[This is the recording and notes from the Redeemer Classical Academy Info Night, held on Friday, March 31st, 2023.] Redeemer Classical Academy Info Night Introduction Launched in the fall of 2020, (A crazy time to start a Classical Christian school, I know!) we have grown each year and God has been faithful to bless our efforts. Our vision remains ...

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Fill the Okanagan with this Teaching

These are the slightly edited and updated  notes from the devotional given at Redeemer Baptist Church's Annual General Meeting on February 10th, 2024. There are many markers of success for a church. You can have healthy Christian families, generous giving, growing numbers, growth in sanctification, heartfelt and joyful worship, solid Bibl...

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Navy Seals for Jesus

In the past I've written many articles touching on the idea of consumerism in the church.Down with Consumerism was perhaps the main one; and that title should tell you exactly how I feel about the whole idea. The fact is, churches in Canada and the U.S. have become increasingly consumeristic. With the advent of the seeker-sensitive movement, mega-c...

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Is Jesus Lord of Canada?

There has been a lot of hubbub and hullabaloo lately about Christian Nationalism and Christendom. As far as anyone can tell the term Christian Nationalism came about as a pejorative term for Trump-supporting evangelicals in the United States. The left-wing media noticed that there were many evangelicals engaging in politics and claiming that Americ...

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Ascension Day

I recently wrote on the broad idea of celebrating holidays as Christians. You can read that article, Lord of Our Years, here. In it I argued for keeping and celebrating the five main gospel feast days. If you grew up in a staunchly Roman Catholic community, or if you lived in early 16th Century Europe, you would be accustomed to all manner of ...

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Build the Church

Lately we've been going through the major themes of Nehemiah as a church. And we've done it all under the banner of Build the Church. We have been taking the great story of Nehemiah, seeking to understand it in its original context, but then leaning heavily into application for us in the church today. We've talked about Building from the Ruins, Bui...

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Salty and Bright

In much of evangelicalism, especially in Canada, there has been a lack of robust cultural engagement. Or to put it another way, the churches have been on the retreat for the last half a century of so; retreating to build isolated Christian communities. Instead of speaking into the issues of the day, many have opted to simply focus on matters of ind...

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Evangelism - Part 2

Evangelism is not easy, as I said in a recent blog post. And it is still true. But it is also still true that we are called to attempt this difficult task (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20). The aim of this blog post is to give you a few categories to think about different types of evangelism and a few tools for yo...

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Evangelism is not easy. In fact, I would compare it to swimming a river up-stream, you know, like those Salmon do. Today, the streams of our culture flow hard against the bold proclamation of the Christian faith. Evangelism is looked at with disdain by those outside the faith; and from those within, it is either dreaded or ignored. Yet, aren't we c...

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The End of Abortion

This week marked a major development in the ongoing battle to bring about an end to abortion in this world. As I'm sure you are all aware, news broke via a leaked document, that the Supreme Court of the United States is planning to strike down Roe v. Wade. If this truly comes to pass this will be historic, an amazing answer to countless prayers (mi...

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