CliffsNotes – September 15, 2020

Apparently, US Bishop Emeritus Clyde van Valin used to call technology, “… the carnality of inanimate objects.” On Saturday this past weekend the FMCIC held an early sitting of the 2021 General Conference. By the way, General Conference 2021 is necessarily virtual and is only a Saturday-Sunday event, June 5-6. Unfortunately, what we planned to […]

CliffsNotes – September 8, 2020

Retreat, Rest, Sabbath, Vacation, Selah, Breathe, Refuge… At the beginning of the summer I wrote about sabbath. It seems right to end the summer with a review and challenge to sabbath in non-summer seasons too. Did you know that in order to properly sabbath, you need to step into a rhythm or routine, or create […]

CliffsNotes – September 1, 2020

Your Missionary Calling to a New Country If in December of last year, God had asked you very clearly to leave Canada in order to “go” to a new country, would you have been willing? This new country has had past mission efforts, and as a result there is a small percentage of Christians. The […]

CliffsNotes – August 25, 2020

  MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – Be a Big Influence: https://www.fmcic.ca/22282/ News & Stories Blog – Scripture to Music – https://www.fmcic.ca/22305/ the conneXion – a Free Methodist theology blog: 3 Minute Theology 2.5: Knowing the Bible Inside Out: http://www.fmcic.ca/3-minute-theology-2-5-knowing-the-bible-inside-out/ New Leaf Network: The 2019 New Leaf Advent Reader – : https://www.newleafnetwindork.ca/podcast/ FM VIDEOS: https://www.fmcic.ca/category/fm-video-blog/   […]

CliffsNotes – August 18, 2020

    MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – Be a Big Influence: https://www.fmcic.ca/22282/ News & Stories Blog – Scripture to Music – https://www.fmcic.ca/22305/ the conneXion – a Free Methodist theology blog: 3 Minute Theology 2.5: Knowing the Bible Inside Out: http://www.fmcic.ca/3-minute-theology-2-5-knowing-the-bible-inside-out/ New Leaf Network: The 2019 New Leaf Advent Reader – : https://www.newleafnetwindork.ca/podcast/ FM VIDEOS: https://www.fmcic.ca/category/fm-video-blog/ […]

CliffsNotes – August 11, 2020

How long should a board meeting be? I am an introvert, an internal processor and I don’t function well in long meetings. There is however research that supports my best thinking in this matter. For years I have quipped when someone has asked me about evening board meetings, “nothing good happens after 9:00 PM!” I […]

CliffsNotes – August 4, 2020

Big Voice, Little Voice, No Voice, One Voice? If you are a Christian then you are a part of universal Body of Christ which includes all other believers across time and space. You are not a benchwarmer on the God-team, or an extra in the God-movie, or the crew member in an original Star Trek […]

CliffsNotes – July 28, 2020

Big Voice, Little Voice, No Voice, One Voice Part 1 If you are a Christian then you are a part of universal Body of Christ which includes all other believers across time and space. You are not a bench warmer on the God-team, or an extra in the God-movie, or the crew member in an […]

CliffsNotes – July 21, 2020

Another Task force & A Summer Question “A new task force? Don’t we have enough to do already?” The Free Methodist Church in Canada already has task forces exploring our relationship to the LGBT+ community, engaging women in leadership, a mandate to create one to consider our ministry to families / children / youth (I […]

CliffsNotes – June 30, 2020

A New Task Force and Re-Gathering The FMCIC has formed an anti-racism, or pro-equality, or ‘we’re all made in the image of God so how do we live fully into that’ task force. Actually, the Board of Administration did not give the task force a name, they left that to the task force to decide. […]