The Bees of Rainbow Falls

By | 2017-08-14T16:32:08+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, Stories|

We are excited to celebrate the new book from New Leaf Podcast contributor, Preston Pouteaux. The Bees of Rainbow Fall is now available from a number of online sources. Visit for more information. Dr. Preston Pouteaux is a beekeeper, neighbourhood enthusiast, syndicated columnist, and pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, Alberta.

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Beauty, History and Reconciliation

By | 2017-08-07T22:10:57+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog, Canada 150, Canadian Culture|

Last week my wife and I visited the National Gallery of Canada to wander through the new display, Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967. I'm always inspired to stand or sit in front of Tom Thomson's Jack Pine (below) or something by Emily Carr. This time I saw Yvonne McKague Housser's piece entitled Rossport, Lake Superior. I've seen it before but I was

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Taking responsibility for the sins of society

By | 2017-07-10T18:29:09+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Blog, Canada 150, Canadian Culture, Theological reflection|

I have a hard time admitting I’m wrong. I can’t help it. For some reason it feels cataclysmic. I often catch myself trying to avoid it at all costs. I have lied, I have deflected, and I have sidestepped responsibility in order to avoid owning my transgressions. I also happen to not be alone in

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Wonder Woman is my Hero

By | 2017-06-29T16:12:52+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Women|

Wonder Woman was fantastic. I had the pleasure of seeing it with a few lovely women, and at the end of it they were really excited to see a female hero kick butt and take names and were all pumped up. One of them said, “this must be what guys feel like when they watch

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Does Place Matter?

By | 2017-06-22T16:53:38+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting|

What difference does your place make? As of this June, I completed my first year of work toward starting a new church in Oshawa, Ontario, which we've named Ecclesia. In this season, I find myself thinking and praying and speaking often

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