Author: Jim

  • Making Memories

    Making Memories

    I recently attended a retirement party for a good friend of mine; in fact, my friend and I started our teaching careers at the same time. I moved on to another vocation, while my friend—older than myself—remained in education, and has now just retired. Attending this event was eye-opening on a number of levels: With…

  • The Gospel in Chairs

    The Gospel in Chairs

    In this video presentation, there are 3 parts: I begin with a short and simple version of the Gospel story. Two theological points about the nature of God, and a Biblical review of some of our commonly-held misconceptions are examined. I conclude with a more robust and Biblical portrayal of the Glorious Gospel! Thanks to…

  • Where has Time Gone?

    Where has Time Gone?

    Today marks my 46th spiritual birthday! Raised in a non-religious home, I attended church only once (that I can remember) prior to becoming a Christian in High School. The family joke was that my dad should have been a preacher—because no one used the name of the Lord as much as he did! Imagine his…

  • The Last 10% of The Grace Message

    The Last 10% of The Grace Message

    Grace is the true Gospel! It is scandalous, and it is personified in the person of Jesus! It is the revelation of grace that changed my life and became the framework upon which my understanding and experience rest. Since we live in a culture that evaluates our worth based on performance and what we do…

  • Presents Wrapped-Up in Work and Trouble

    Presents Wrapped-Up in Work and Trouble

    Hebrews 10:35-36 Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance [patience], so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.  Can you picture this? • Your Christmas gift is not opened. • Your cheque is not cashed. • Your delicious…