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
Tagged under: March 20
A. W. Tozer, Mystery of the Holy Spirit. Edited by James L. Snyder (Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2007). I was an early convert to Tozer’s writings, having been given Gems from Tozer, a collection of his memorable sayings, shortly after my call to ministry as a teen. God used two other Tozer’s books, Pursuit of God and
What I’ve been reading: Review of From Grace to Grace: The Transforming Power of Holiness, by Mark R. Quanstrom (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2011)
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 by Stephen Lennox
The church needs to hear the message of full salvation. They need a grace which transforms to replace a grace which excuses. Some within the Wesleyan movement have taken up the challenge and articulated the message of Wesley in contemporary terms. Two worthy candidates are David McKenna’s What a Time to be Wesleyan and Steve
Even as you read this, students are wrapping up their Christmas break and making final plans to head back to campus. We expect to see several new faces this semester, both new full-time and part-time students. We’ll also see a few who have chosen to rejoin us after a time away from campus.
Tagged under: January 2017
As I write this, we’re somewhere between Canadian and American Thanksgiving. We celebrate both holidays at Kingswood since we have so many students from both countries. I like celebrating thanksgiving twice because it gives me two chances to do what I need to be doing all year long—expressing gratitude to God.
The North American Church has been limping along, stagnant or declining, while in other parts of the world, tens of thousands are coming to Christ each day. What makes the difference? Writing from his own considerable experience as a church planter, pastor, and university professor, Dr. Steve Elliott* points to one fundament difference: where the