Entries by Robin

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Forming Forgiving Conversations

True conversation is a give and take. It is an act of hospitality. We suspend our own agenda and invite someone else’s in. Conversation also changes us. It re-forms us as we honestly engage with the ideas and feelings of others. We may not agree with everything we hear, but it helps us think through […]

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The EFCC Presents: Lay Leader Training

Greetings Pastors! I trust that you are finding some time to refresh in the Lord this summer. I am excited at what God is doing among us.  A couple projects have made my summer busier than normal. First, we continue to investigate the feasibility of building a Home Office addition to the Fosmark Centre building […]

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Prayer Calendar: Deep Prayer

Dave is the EFCC’s Prayer and Spiritual Life Catalyst. His regular contributions are excerpted in the monthly Prayer Calendar. ———————— Have you ever tried to explain something when you knew you didn’t know how to do it? Well, here goes! Prayer comes in all sizes and shapes. One isn’t better than the other. They all […]

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Prayer Calendar: Prayer as a Weapon of War

  Dave Acree is the EFCC’s Prayer and Spiritual Life Catalyst. This regular column on prayer is designed to accompany the Prayer Calendar. We “peaceful” Canadians sometimes find it awkward to look at life through the lens of warfare. We see ourselves more as peacekeepers than warmongers. Yet when speaking of prayer, scripture injects it into […]

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Week of Prayer

Dear Partners in the Gospel: The Apostle Paul was never shy about asking others to pray for him. “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may […]