Friday, 29 November 2013


One wrong turn is all it takes.  The human race took a wrong turn in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God.  The poison of sin now infects us all.  How did we got lost? Whom can blame? Questions like that consume us.  But really, those things don't matter. What matters, is how we are going to get back to where we belong.

This Sunday evening, Dec 1, 6pm, we look at Q&As 6-8 of the Heidelberg Catechism.  Our worship will be led by CAST - Community Actively Seeking Transformation.  Join us!

Hang on for the ride!

This Sunday will be the first Sunday of Advent.  Christmas is coming!  There is always so much to do in preparation for the day, we hardly have time to think.  In contrast, Mary exemplifies the contemplative stream of Christian devotion.  She "pondered [all these things] in her heart."  Take some time, daily, to enjoy the "gaze of the soul upon the God who loves us" (Streams of Living Water, Foster, 49). Dec 1, 10 a.m.

Friday, 8 November 2013

The next three Sundays...

The next three Sundays will see guest pastors at Ancaster Christian Reformed Church.  It feels as though I just started as pastor here, and now I'm going on vacation! It has been a joy to get to know the people of this church and to welcome new people.  God is good!
See you when I get back!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Sin & misery

Hollywood knows all about sin and misery.  While we like to think that most people aren't really so bad, Hollywood and the Bible agree that sin and misery define us. One reviewer has said that the movie Prisoners is one of the most contemplative films of the year. In that movie we confront the sin and misery that lie within the hearts of the even God-fearing, honest people.  This Sunday, at 6pm, we consider the question:  How do I come to know my sin and misery? The message will be from Romans 7 along with Lord's Day 2 of the Heidelberg Catechism.

Six months ago

Six months ago Tim Bosma was murdered.  There is no way to escape the pain and suffering of his tragic death.  Martha's Trouble captured some of that pain in their tribute to Tim's widow:

The problem of evil plagues all people, including (or especially) Christians.  This Sunday's 10 a.m. service will speak into this issue (Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-17, 2:1-3). We remember Tim's death as we hold tight to God's promises to save us from all suffering.