Pastor Chris (Page 6)

Pastor Chris (Page 6)

All blogs written by Pastor Chris Clarke.

What Did He Say?

  This week I read one of the most chilling quotes I have ever come across. It went straight to my heart, and I instantly felt a wave of panic come over me, like it was referring to my own little boys, or the parents of the little girls I know. It was the sort of quote that sends me to my knees in prayer, the sort of thing that can only allow for two responses, first…

We Still Need Community

We need community ties. This past week has been an amazing reminder of how relevant the bible always is. My mind is racing with all the ways I want to apply its wisdom to the issues of the day, but a scattered few is all there is time for here. It’s been a tough slog in Canada, between shots ringing through our parliamentary buildings and city streets, violent beatings to…

Missing It, While It’s Happening

Last night was a joyous occasion in the Clarke household. It was the second birthday of our younger son, Thomas. It was a nice day on which I accomplished more then I set out to do and finished it all off with a birthday party with many of the new kids and parents in my life. Oliver was dressed as an astronaut, because that’s how kids dress these days. Everyone had a good…

Presence

  I’ve been thinking a lot about presence this week. As Mary and I settle in to a new life in a new place we need to very present to each other. It reminds me of when we first brought Oliver home and he refused to sleep and Mary had a long recovery from a difficult childbirth. We needed to be close to each other, to hold each other, to lift each other up and…

Welcome Fall

Hello folks, This is my first day in the new office and what a beautiful God-given day it is!  What a pleasure it is to set up an office on a splendid October morning (or not set it up and spend your time writing instead, as the case may be).  For me October is a time of settling in, probably thanks to many years of schooling I’ve been conditioned to expect change…