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A Part of Me Died When I Became a Pastor

There was a moment in my life when I had to bury a part of myself. It happened when a group of godly men laid their hands on me and commissioned me to gospel work. From that moment on, I was ordained to a new task. I was now obliged to be a Word-man. The Bible is clear: “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus … preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:1a, 2a). “Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have,...

Churches in Conflict

Pastors: expect conflict. Deal with it. Get to the real issue, rather than just dealing with surface issues. Above all, seek the wellbeing of the church, even at personal cost.

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What You Should Know about the Release of Pastor James Coates

On February 16th, Pastor James Coates turned himself in to the police. He was arrested “for violating a bail condition to comply with COVID-19 health orders” according to the CBC. Pastor Coates then remained in a remand centre for 35 days. But on March 22nd, after one month in a remand centre, the court released Pastor Coates.  What happened?  This article provides a FAQ to clarify why Pastor Coates was in a remand centre, why he was released, and what his release means.   Why was Pastor Coates arrested?  Pastor Coates, along with GraceLife Church Edmonton, holds the religious conviction that...

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