Called in Different Directions

By |2020-06-23T22:54:32-04:00June 19th, 2020|Blog, Canadian Culture, Canadian Multivocational Ministry Project, Church Planting, Multivocational Ministry|

Last summer I spent many of my evenings listening to the voices of the multivocational ministers that had agreed to participate in the Canadian Multivocational Ministry Project. I was working on transcribing recorded interviews to pass along to the research team for analysis. A few nights a week, after my 1-year-old son was in bed

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By |2019-08-23T17:12:04-04:00August 26th, 2019|Blog, Church, Church Planting, small|

I’ve been thinking more and more about small lately. I’ve always liked a small party better than a large one - a party where one conversation involved everyone around a shared dinner table. A party small enough

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Thrive: A Book Review

By |2019-05-22T12:31:11-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting|

Today on the blog Aaron Gerrard reviews the book Thrive, by blog contributor, Rohadi Nagassar. Rohadi blogs at and you can read a taste of his book in his post: Can We Guarantee Church Plant Success? (and how to start a movement) While many in the church today lament the loss

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A Narrative of Bridge Building

By |2019-02-08T16:18:10-05:00February 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 |2019-02-01T14:59:21-05:00February 4th, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, Theological reflection|

This post previously appeared on 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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Post-publication Reflections: The Soul of the City: Mapping the Spiritual Geography of Eleven Canadian Cities

By |2018-11-12T15:01:56-05:00November 12th, 2018|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, The Soul of the City|

When I told a Church in the City class of Tyndale seminary students that I was given the challenge to write about Toronto for The Soul of the City, one of the Greater Toronto Area students became quite animated: “That’s impossible! The city is too big and diverse!” He was right. When I had sat

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