Church and Covid 19 Blogs

Are Pastors Essential Workers?

The Covid19 pandemic…I’m sure you are as weary of it all as I am. I look back on the year and my role as a pastor and think it is a fair question to ask, “are pastors and church staff members essential workers?”  Continue reading

The Essence of Christianity

While vaccinations have inspired hope that greater personal interaction will be possible, it will be some time… Continue reading

Faith Formation for Children through Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis

We live in a society that has increasingly separated families according to age groups… Continue reading

Pastoral Discouragement in the Time of COVID

It’s seldom been harder to be a pastor than today… Continue reading

Modern Scientists – Ancient Theologians

As politicians and health authorities seek to control and advise populations about what to do under the risky conditions of our Covid -19 pandemic, strong appeals are made to the authority of modern science… Continue reading

The Active Christian in a Post-Covid-19 World: Understanding the Christian-Ecclesial Imperative

The first question to ask in respect to Christian witness in the contemporary context is… Continue reading

Leading During Covid-19

Leadership has never been for the faint of heart but during times of crisis… Continue reading

Understanding the Times and Knowing the Best Course to Take

“From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.” 1 Chronicles 12:32…  Continue reading

Bringing the Presence of God Amid Isolation

As a chaplain to seniors, loss and loneliness are a part of the culture. But during this time, those aspects of life have been severely compounded… Continue reading

Church, Ministry and Heroes in the “Novel” Normal: Reality in Virtual and Actual

Covid-19 is a black hole. Its event horizon threatens to take every experience and assurance of what life used to be like beyond the point of no return… Continue reading

The New Normal

Like you, I have listened to multiple online sermons from my pastor… Continue reading

Religious Freedom and the Flight from Responsibility

As orders were issued to avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing, a small but vocal number of Christian pastors protested… Continue reading

All Will Be well – Hope in the Era of COVID-19

A life without hope is a life doomed. As I Thessalonians 4:13 tells us… Continue reading

The Science – The Ethics

Very interestingly, our ever earnest prime minister put repeated emphasis on science as the guiding light in the Canadian response to Covid 19… Continue reading

The Church is Still the Church

As churches adapt to a new reality, let us do so in full consideration of our understanding of the nature and mission of the church… Continue reading