The end of the year is a time of lists. Top news stories of the year, top movies, top books. Each year I keep track of the books I read. (I have previously written about my system of reading here: Reading Two Five). Here is my list of the books I read in 2018. I did a … Continue reading 2018 Reading List
There may not be many people quite like me. I’m a Worship Pastor. Okay, plenty of people are worship pastors. I spend a lot of time organizing music and musicians and helping lead a church in worship. I did my undergrad in music ministry, combining music and theology. But I also have a Master Of … Continue reading Music Study
There’s a thrift store in Cobourg, Ontario that my wife and I absolutely love. Whenever we are out at the cottage we stop in at this hodge-podge store and look for cheap furniture, kitchen items, and books. Oh, the books. We always return home with more books than we originally brought with us. Two of … Continue reading Smarter Shallows?
At the beginning of each chapter in Essential Worship, Greg Scheer gives a quick assignment to help the reader engage in the material for the present chapter. The first chapter’s assignment was “How do you define worship?”¹ I confess that I did not take Scheer up on his challenge then. Still, I thought it was an … Continue reading Worship: A Definition
It was my day off. A Friday morning after a busy week of work. All I needed to do that day was get my car to my neighbourhood mechanic for what I believed would be a simple break repair. I got up early with Kirstyn, and once she left for downtown I dropped off my … Continue reading Side Streets And Highways
I never used to read. One summer, my mom tried to solicit a deal with me: she would give me a dollar for every book I read. I found the shortest book on my shelf (one that was certainly too young for me) and got my first dollar. I read the same book a second … Continue reading Reading Two Five
A few weeks ago our bathroom fan stopped working. After a couple weeks of it being broken, I finally had a day off with some time to devote to this project. I measured the current unit, went to the store to find one roughly the same size, and came home to replace it. I told … Continue reading Good Friday Reflection