The Royal Priesthood of All Believers, Part 1

A Royal Priesthood

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God, and they will reign on earth.

Revelation 5:10

Over the next few Hope Canteen articles, I will be meditating on the idea of being a disciple. This is such an important identity for us to claim as Christians. Continue reading “The Royal Priesthood of All Believers, Part 1”

They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love

Learning discipleship and love

When I was a young kid in the 1980s, my favourite summer activity was going to camp at the local Lutheran church. It was on a lake, so we could swim and play on a floating ‘island.’ We would hike, canoe and do crafts during the day, but the best part was at night when we would gather around a campfire and sing songs. There was one song that I loved the most. Continue reading “They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love”

Identity Theft and Our Glorious Calling


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

— Jesus (John 3:16)

Every morning, I remind myself of certain truths. This is a profoundly important practice for me because it sets the tone and structure for the day. Central to these affirmations is the answer to the question: who am I? Continue reading “Identity Theft and Our Glorious Calling”