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Building a Bridge

By Scott Tolhurst | December 22, 2023

I am terrible at fractions. Ask me to divide 3/8’s by 6/7ths, and watch my eyes glaze over.* It’s not that math is foreign to me, nor that I can’t…

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What Should I Do When My Soul Is Dry?

What should be done when the soul is dry and when the heart seems unresponsive? There are two unproductive responses, and one mandated response.


In Praise Of My Dad

Well, Father’s Day is upon us. Those of you have living dads are no doubt scrambling what to get them for Father’s Day. Socks? Golf clubs? A card? As a…

May 30 Blog

Praying for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Last Wednesday, Phil Callaway sat in my office and we talked. He had just come from an annual prayer breakfast held in Ottawa every year, at which he was asked…

May 23 Blog

How to Pray Evangelistically

I have been meditating on 1 Timothy 2:1-7. In verse 4, Paul writes of God our saviour who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge…


An Attitude Check

How easy it is for human beings to make quick judgments of others on a daily basis! How often do we fail to hear from the perspective of the ones…

may 16 blog

On the Lighter Side

I recently ran across several articles in which pastors described some of the strangest requests from church attendees. Since I have been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, I…

Blog May 9

“We are not alone:” The Quest to Discover Life Out There

On May 2, CNN reported that for the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, earth-like worlds. The article came complete with an artist’s impression of these planets, with…

May 2 Blog

The Quest for Purity in a Sex-Driven Culture

Three articles recently caught my attention. One was a news story about another mega-church pastor who was called to resign from his church and all ministry positions because of inappropriate…


The Pocketbook Theology Series

I think this book will be very helpful to both Christians and, as a brief introduction to the gospel, non-Christians alike.


Feeding Spiritual Hunger: Jesus’ Gospel to the Poor

Luke 4:18 depicts a scene which happened near the beginning of Christ’s ministry. He has come to his hometown of Nazareth, and has been invited to speak in the synagogue…

Are Canadians Hungry for God’s Word?

As I write this, I am still on the road. I have been tracking the fact that the temperature at my home in Surrey, B.C. has been in the 20…

Blog April 4

On Death and Dying

It seems I have hardly been home lately. I arrived home from India to the news that my father-in-law’s time was surely at hand. He had been battling a slow…


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