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WHY TONY CAMPOLO WILL MAKE YOU SEE RED

Dr. Tony Campolo has never been accused of being boring. I was a young pastor, eager to be mentored in communication and leadership, when I heard Tony address the Congress on Pentecostal Leadership in Toronto. Not too deep into his message, Tony had people seeing red. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019
Holidays PostsLife Formation

THANK GOD FOR EASTER SATURDAY

Easter Sunday morning, millions of believers will attend a physically distanced outdoor sunrise service. Good Friday, many will spend some portion of the day attending services to remember the suffering of Jesus. However, the most relatable day of Easter weekend is not Friday or Sunday – its Saturday. It's your day. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 19, 2019
Life Formation

JESUS LEADERSHIP COACH FOR CHURCHES

The Revelation of Jesus Christ – the last book in the Bible and last to be added to the Bible – is a must first read for leaders wanting to see churches become all Jesus intended them to be. The twenty-first century church tends to relegate the book of Revelation to the sidelines because of its mysterious imagery or to the dog and pony shows of end time dispensationalists. You know the ones with the mile wide chronological maps of The Last Days events. We’ve been robbed. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 1, 2019
Life Formation

THE MOST SPIRITUAL THING YOU WILL EVER DO

The most spiritual thing you will ever do is hidden in plain sight. Watkins Books lists The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2019 and they ascribe to dozens of spiritual practices from mindfulness to the music of the Zodiac wheel. But what is the most spiritual thing you will ever do? Live the serenity prayer? Live simply? Be in the now? Sabbath? Read Marianne Williamson? Practice mindfulness? Watch Oprah? Give up religion? (more…)
Bob Jones
March 31, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

STIGMA AND ITS EVIL COUSIN SHAME

Stigma and shame kill more Canadians than your worst nightmares can envision. Sons. Daughters. Spouses. Grandkids. Friends. Their deaths leave anger, guilt, frustration, grief, sorrow, hopelessness. Broken dreams. Broken hearts. What’s enraging is their deaths were preventable. So that’s why I am writing this. To ensure that my granddaughters or grandson or their friends never get to a place in their lives where stigma or shame speak louder than truth and love. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 23, 2019
Life Formation

JESUS: DESPISED AND REJECTED

Rejection makes you feel like you’re not good enough. That everyone is better than you. Rejection is defined as to throw away, the state of being refused or the denial of love and acceptance. No wonder being rejected hurts so much. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 27, 2019
Life Formation

CANADA SUMMER JOBS AND DISCRIMINATION

Just before Christmas 2017 the Government of Canada gifted a stocking full of coal to Christian charitable groups requesting funding for its Canada Summer Jobs program. Only those non-profit groups that hold the same views as the government on matters of abortion, and sexual moral norms will be eligible to apply. Ideological screening has become the new vogue for groups requesting funding for the program. Canada Summer Jobs Paula Simons, a self-declared pro-choice feminist and I, rarely land on the same side of political issues. I have to give Justin Trudeau’s government all the credit for uniting us on this issue. Simons wrote on January 17, 2018: “I find myself deeply disturbed by a new federal rule that says any small…
Bob Jones
March 7, 2018