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,
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 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
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,
We are closing the books on our spring semester 2017. This has been a great semester in so many ways. Best of all, God has been present among us, eliciting powerful worship, enabling student ministry, and fostering spiritual formation.
Tagged under: May 2017
Early spring in the Maritimes is special. This is “sugaring” time, when the sap begins to run in the maples. You need just the right shift in temperatures from below freezing overnight to above freezing during the day.
What do all these have in common? Boasts of more English dialects spoken there than anywhere else in the world Voted one of the top 10 friendliest cultures in the world Houses a UNESCO World Heritage Site Received thousands of Americans during 9-11 Contains the oldest and most easterly city in North America
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