A Narrative of Bridge Building

By |2019-02-08T16:18:10-04:00February 11th, 2019|Blog, Church Planting, Contributor Profiles|

We want to introduce you to the New Leaf Blog contributors by giving them a chance for them to share their story. Sharing today, Bernard Tam. It is often weird having to write about yourself; to paint a narrative that would best help others know who you are. If you know me well you

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Plesionology is theology’s long lost twin

By |2019-02-01T14:59:21-04:00February 4th, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, Theological reflection|

This post previously appeared on medium.com as Plesionology is theology’s long lost twin, and why it’s renewing my faith I have had a persistent nudge of curiosity that I simply cannot shake. Everytime I have breakfast with my neighbour Chris, or talk about gardening with Steve, or get together with our neighbours Colin

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Christmas Day

By |2018-12-24T23:35:52-04:00December 25th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 62:6-12 6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;     they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord,     give yourselves no rest, 7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem     and makes her the praise of the earth.

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Advent – Christmas Eve

By |2018-12-23T23:38:51-04:00December 24th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

The first Christmas Eve must have been quite uneventful. Although for generations the Israelites had been waiting on the arrival of The Messiah, we recognize that on the first Christmas Jesus was born silently in Nazareth.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T23:12:22-04:00December 23rd, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-55 Micah 5:2-5 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old,     from ancient times.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned     until

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Third Saturday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T23:53:47-04:00December 22nd, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

The first Christmas after my sister died, I wasn’t prepared for how alone and isolated I felt. It started in November when I went to our local Santa Claus parade, where my son’s beaver troop was going

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Third Friday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T22:40:18-04:00December 21st, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 42:10-18, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:32-39 Isaiah 42:10-18 10 Sing to the Lord a new song,     his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,     you islands, and all who live in them. 11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;     let the

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Third Thursday of Advent

By |2018-12-19T23:22:18-04:00December 20th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalms 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:10-18 Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by

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