Episode 11: Does God Cause Our Suffering?

Does God cause suffering and tragedy in our lives? Is he behind random accidents, illnesses, and deaths of our loved ones? Many Christians (and non-Christians) continue to hold God responsible for the suffering and evil we find in our world. But what if the answer to our problems lies someone closer to our own soul? What does Jesus say? In this weeks episode, David explores his own narrative to find the answer to one of the toughest questions in life. Continue reading →

Episode 6: The Incarnational Pastor w/ Jason Normore

Jason Normore is considered by many in his home province to be an unconventional pastor. Even local media outlets have referred to him as “Not Your Nan’s Pastor.” He doesn’t wear suits, his church (Local Church St. John’s) doesn’t meet in a traditional worship space, and he is utterly indifferent towards religiosity. Jason cares about one thing: revealing Jesus to others by being Jesus to others. Continue reading →

We Believe in Women Pastors, Just Not Enough to Hire Them: Why the PAOC’s Statement on Gender Equality is Significant

This past week the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada released a Statement of Affirmation Regarding Gender Equality in Leadership.

This is significant. Not because it highlights the need for gender equality within pastoral leadership (which is always important), but because it highlights the unwillingness of PAOC church culture to practice gender equality when considering senior pastoral candidates: Continue reading →