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News & Notes Vol 13 No. 16

Nothing for Granted Dear friends Many of us have experienced an absolutely marvelous, moving, and profound Easter time. I don’t know about you but for some of us it is easy to take the experience of Easter for granted. There is however nothing to take for granted in the Easter story. Christ’s triumph over death […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 15

Easter Week Dear friends, Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! I am excited about this Easter Sunday. There are 3 things I want to mention in this newsletter. They are under the titles of “suffering of the son”, “evil for good”, and “the bodily resurrection in its completeness”. The first is a brief synopsis […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 14

Transitions Dear friends, I have an experience I would like to share with you today. Last Sunday evening I attended the installation of Callum Jones. Callum was formerly from First Baptist Penticton and is moving to Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver. This was an event which took place at 7 PM in the evening which I would […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 13

Of Prayer and Many Other Things Dear friends, I had two very exciting experiences of public prayer in the last two weeks.  They were so poignant and meaningful to me that I thought I would share them. The first was at the Provincial Leadership Prayer Breakfast in British Columbia.  I have experienced several Prayer Breakfasts […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 12

Transitions & Thankfulness. Dear friends, In the first newsletter of this month I outlined some major changes that were unfolding at the CBWC.  What I was not free to speak to at that time was that Bob Webber will be transitioning out of his role as Director of Ministries.  Bob and his wife Faye have […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 11

Balancing Between Extremes Dear friends, Today’s newsletter is a devotional and reflection on contrasting choices we are faced with I trust that it is helpful and meaningful. It tends not to be a newsy newsletter but a more reflective and indeed theological and practical newsletter this week. Thanks for your patience. God be with you. […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 10

Baptist World Alliance Statement on Refugees Dear friends, I am at the meetings of the Executive of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) held in Falls Church in Washington, DC.  What a tumultuous time to be meeting as the international Baptist family!  It is also so very much worth remembering that today is International Women’s Day […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 9

A time of prayer and transitions Dear friends, There is a well-known Chinese expression (or general expression from Asia) that says we live in interesting times. It is indeed true in the family of churches called the CBWC. It is often been said that change is seen as loss and that loss needs to be […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 8

An Introduction to an Introduction to Easter – Part 2 Dear friends, We have been looking at what it is like to prepare for Lent. We have explained the advantages of doing that both for our own sakes, our own way of remembering, and in preparing for Easter but, also very much so that we […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 7

An introduction to an introduction to Easter Dear friends, As many of you are aware from common conversation and recent studies a large number of people in this country claim they are Christian and affiliated with a particular church.  You may also be aware that very few attend or are part of a Christian community […]