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The Shame ‘n Blame Game

Mental health.  If you pay any attention to the news and social media, you have seen public interest in mental health increase in recent years.  There has been much talk of “de-stigmatizing” mental illness. Stigma is a fancy sounding and rather abstract word.  I prefer the phrase “shame and blame.” …

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Helpless and Hopeful

Have you ever heard the expression: “He or she doesn’t have a hope”? When someone feels or thinks that way about themselves or a situation, they are in a slow death mode, because without hope we feel that all our efforts are futile, the situation will never change and there …

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We Will Remember

Have you seen COVID-season pictures of major world cities without fog? Beautiful. In Toronto, traffic was down 73%! You can almost hear creation groan in sad expectation of Canadians choosing to return to the old “normal”. What if we actually choose to remember what we are learning in this season? …

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So…Church Planting…

What can of things can the Leadership Development/ Church Health guy write about church planting?  I guess it could be some of the same old stuff: We need church plants to replace churches that close, so pray for plants and planters. Healthy church plants need healthy established churches to help …

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The Power of Partnership

Church planting is so important and we continuously see how it connects with our mission of partnership and holistic development. One such example of this is the Kibera School. The journey of the Kibera ICCM school began in Kenya in 1998, with seven people joining together to worship in a …

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