On the immensely popular television series Vikings, there is a character named Athelstan. He is a young priest, captured in a raid on Wessex by viking Ragnar Lothbrok and forced to live as a servant in a pagan norse culture. Eventually he wins Ragnar’s respect and affection and becomes his confidante. He returns to Wessex
Leonard Sweet posted a painting on twitter the other day of Jesus leading the procession of 21 Christian martyrs in Libya. It is a powerful image. I had forced myself to watch the isis video of the beheadings on the beach. Of course it was brutal,graphic, and deeply disturbing. I watched it because it is
This January 8-16, Professor Mike MacNeil and Colleen, his wife, took a team of second-year Praxis students for a week of ministry in Haiti. The evangelism and compassion ministry trip provided students a variety of opportunities, including drama and open-air services, to share the Gospel and Christ’s love in another culture. “While we were in
Recently I took a team of students to Haiti, and we had the opportunity of working with the Sisters of Charity for two mornings. The first morning we found ourselves at the gate of the Hospital for Sick Children. Once through the gate a nun ushered us past a portrait of Mother Teresa and into
The Canadian Thanksgiving break gave our students another opportunity to serve others. Students in the Praxis program (A.A. in Evangelism and Compassion Ministry) travelled to New York City to participate in inner city ministry.
A team of twenty-one students and staff from Kingswood University took a ten-day Praxis (Evangelism and Compassion Ministry program) trip to Haiti in January. Under the direction of Professor Mike MacNeil and his wife Colleen, the team ministered in seventeen locations including schools, orphanages, and churches. Through one-on-one encounters, the Praxis team saw fourteen people come to have personal faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
I recently took a team of 20 Praxis students to Haiti for 10 days of ministry. One morning we found ourselves at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying. My wife Colleen took the girls to the women’s floor, and I took the boys to the men’s section. As we walked into the first room, we