Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Narnian Christmas

This is our temporary website until the brand new full-featured one arrives in 2011.   Our family watched the new 3D version of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” last night.  Awesome film.  Much closer to the original C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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Mission Ottawa

  As we have been talking about “City Church” and city transformation efforts, let me introduce the local city-wide effort that I am officially working with in my home city. Mission Ottawa has been going for over 12 years in … Continue reading

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Canadian Cities over 100,000

Following from yesterday’s blog about the Cities of Canada, here are the numbers …  Using the 2006 StatsCan figures from their Census Metropolitan Areas  I have nuanced the 3 largest of them (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) to give you the … Continue reading

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Canada – a nation of “City States”

  It might surprise you to know that Canada is one of the most urbanized societies on the planet.  Over 80% of Canadians or over 24 million of us live in urban settings.  However when we actually delve a little … Continue reading

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“City Church” – an explanation of the term

  We’ve been attending St. Alban’s Anglican, an Anglican Nework in Canada congregation for almost 2 years now.  Yesterday after the service one of our former interns asked me a rather direct question.  “So I’ve been reading your new blog, … Continue reading

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Does Prayer Matter? – Philip Yancey

 I blogged this back in Feb. 2008 on the NHOP Blog, but it is worth a repeat… In the sixth chapter of his book on prayer, Philip Yancey writes this answer to the question, “Does prayer matter?” “After surveying Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Prayer must be our first concern – Henri Nouwen

   I’ve been a big fan of Henri Nouwen ever since I heard him speak in the later years of his life in a church near mine in west Toronto.  He gave his “Prodigal Son” talk at that time – kind of his … Continue reading

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