Monday, 30 July 2018 by Stephen Lennox
What I’ve Been Reading: Matthew Friedman, Union with God in Christ: Early Christian and Wesleyan Spirituality as an Approach to Islamic Mysticism. American Society of Missiology Monograph Series, vol. 32. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2017). Have an interest in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, early Methodism, early Islam, Sufism, mysticism, theology, biblical studies, religion, or missiology?
What I’ve Been Reading: J. D. Greear, Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).
Saturday, 06 January 2018 by Stephen Lennox
At a recent denominational meeting, we were given Gaining by Losing by J. D. Greear (@jdgreear). Lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham (@SummitRDU), Greear writes as a highly effective ministry practitioner with a Ph.D. in systematic theology. The combination of scholarly theological education and ministry passion helps explain the book’s power. Greear’s thesis,
Christmas, 2017 Dear Friend, I often speak with gratitude of how you invest in our students. You might want to hear specific ways your investment is paying dividends. God is using our students in powerful ways in the lives of others. One young woman, timid by nature, recently shared with new-found confidence how God had
What I’ve Been Reading: Lawson W. Murray, Bible Engagement Basics: Read, Reflect Remember, Respond (Pickering, ON: Scripture Union, 2017).
Thursday, 23 November 2017 by Stephen Lennox
If a recent Lifeway survey is correct, Bible engagement among Christians is in sorry shape. Among their findings: only 20% of church-goers read the Bible daily, less than half read it weekly, and 20% don’t read it at all. Murray, president of Scripture Union Canada, writes to change this sorry state of affairs. He begins
Gabe Lyons, The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America. (NY: Doubleday, 2010). North America can no longer be described as Christian. While Christianity once dominated the conversation, we’re now relegated to the margins. Some would like to see us move further away. Lyons is familiar with the landscape, having
This summer I ended up in Guatemala on three separate missions with groups from New York, California, and the Maritimes. I enjoyed all the planned ministry with each team, but the best moments are always the ones not on the schedule. The moments where God sets you up. One day on our way driving back
This has been a busy summer at Kingswood University. We had a surprising number of visitors take advantage of our invitation to visit the university in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. We love showing off our beautiful Maritimes. The noise of construction has resounded across campus. We’ll soon complete an expansion to the parking area for our
Tagged under: September 2017
What is morality and where does it come from? Social psychologist Haidt answers these important questions with compelling evidence from endless scientific studies. While not in full agreement with his conclusions, he challenged me to more carefully consider my own. What is morality? I would answer this question with a list of the seven traditional virtues;
One of the chief reasons for Kingswood University’s existence is to prepare men and women for vocational ministry. This infographic from a recent Barna study contains fascinating insights into how that call tends to come (www.barna.com/research/called-to-pastoral-ministry/). We recognize that calling people to vocational ministry is God’s business, occurring by His sovereign will, in His way,