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Life Formation

Life Formation

THE ONE WHERE JESUS SAYS YOU’RE GOING TO BE OK

We live in a beautiful, tragic, complicated world. Emotional, intellectual, and spiritual turbulence is a part of life. Turbulence creates uncertainty. Life isn't OK. Over coffee I’ve listened to many people say, “I struggle with my faith. It's funny because I believe very powerfully in God and all that He can do and yet I have so many doubts.” Does God hear my prayers? Is the Bible really true? Will God lead me and keep me safe? With so much suffering how can you believe God to be good? Is God really in control? (more…)
Bob Jones
May 26, 2019
Life Formation

13 THINGS TO STOP DOING TO YOUR MARRIAGE

I’ve been doing marriage counselling for 39 years - just one year less than the number of years my wife has been reminding me that I am a lucky man. Here are 13 things to stop that can be the start of something fantastic for your marriage. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 18, 2019
Life Formation

THE CHURCH: A FELLOWSHIP OF DIFFERENTS

Scot McKnight is a theologian and a storyteller, which makes for the best combo in communicating complex concepts. The theological term for his subject is "ecclesiology." The everyday term is "what-the-church-is-all-about." The kind of church Scot McKnight describes in A Fellowship of Differents isn’t your parent’s church or for that matter your grandparents’ church. It's way older than that, going all the way back to the New Testament. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 14, 2019
Life Formation

MORE LESSONS FOR LEADERSHIP HOPEFULS

John Maxwell is one of the leading influencers when it comes to leadership hopefuls. He taught me about making my car a university on wheels. His idea was to use commute time as an opportunity to listen to leadership tapes. I bought in to his "Injoy Life Club" and played his tape-of-the-month every morning and evening. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 10, 2019
Life Formation

25 LESSONS FOR LEADERSHIP HOPEFULS: MAXWELL

Don and Jim, two leaders I liked and respected insisted that a 7 hour round trip to hear John Maxwell would be a great beginning for my new role as lead pastor of a large church. I had never heard of John Maxwell but once we met there was no forgetting him. That daylong seminar in Calgary, Alberta in 1994 started a decades long appreciation for his work. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 10, 2019