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About engagingthestory

I am a Husband of one wife, a Father of two children and a Pastor of one Church. Life is good. Currently I live in Victoria, British Columbia--a great place to live if you, like me, enjoy hiking and sipping high quality beer.

When You Pray | Matthew 6:5-15

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, Everyone likes a good show. Theatre. Movies. Television. A good story line draws us in.  And a good actor has a way of commanding our attention. Brittney and I are currently re-watching “the Office” on … Continue reading

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Being Seen | Matthew 6:1-4;16-18

This past week, Elder Terry Huberts and I attended a classis meeting on the mainland. (For those that don’t know, our Church is connected with other CRC churches in B.C.. And twice a year, representatives from each church gather for … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies | Matthew 5:43-48

Dear friends of Jesus Christ, Here at VCRC, we understand ourselves to be a family. “Blessed by heritage and grace,” we say, “we are a family of inspired believers.” Understanding the Church as family, is a metaphor that runs deep … Continue reading

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Turn the Other Cheek | Matthew 5:38-42

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, In the mid 1980s, a Movie called “Witness” was released. The Main character in the film was a man named John Book. Book, played by Harrison Ford, was a hard nosed, but good, police officer … Continue reading

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Yes, Yes, No, No | Matthew 5:33-37

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, On the surface, Jesus’ little teaching on oaths doesn’t seem to be that terribly relevant. Especially not after dealing with lust and adultery. Oaths are something from a bygone era. You could go your whole … Continue reading

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Marriage and Divorce | Matthew 19:1-9

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, I’d like to begin today by saying that these are hard texts to preach. Hard for a number of reasons. 1: Firstly, this text raises more questions than it answers? What is the relationship between … Continue reading

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Regarding Lust | Matthew 5:27-30

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, This past week I popped in on Meghan and Jakob Kort, and I held their new baby for a few minutes. Liam. What a cutie. Infants are amazing. They are so small, and helpless. Basically, … Continue reading

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