Entries by Justin Tamlin

God’s Hand Upon Us

About 500 years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.” A recent study has shown that 85% of what we worry about never happens! I think back on some of the fears we had as a staff and church leadership exactly one year ago, […]

Three Lessons

We are currently in a preaching series in Psalm 23. Psalm 23 has been described as: “The Psalm of Psalms”, “The pearl of Psalms”; “A jewel of pure gold among the many jewels of Scripture”, “The nightingale of the Psalms” – as the weeks go by we can add our own descriptions to this Psalm. […]

A Theology of Ordinary Life

Sleep, Food & Drink, Cleaning, Leisure & Laughter The Apostle Paul challenges us: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) Just think… how much of your life is spent sleeping, eating, drinking, cleaning, relaxing, etc. and yet how many sermons have […]

A Theology of Ordinary Life

So much of life feels ordinary. Paying bills. Going to school. Replying to emails. Buying toothpaste. But what if every single day we are missing many opportunities to glorify God in the ordinary? I believe we are often guilty of a sacred/secular split in our lives. We say, “this stuff is spiritual, but this stuff […]

Q&A with Pastor Justin Tamlin

At the start of January our Pastor of Worship & Arts, Justin Tamlin, returned from a 3 month sabbatical. For every 5 years of work, our pastors qualify for a well-deserved 3 month sabbatical period focused on self-development, rest and spiritual renewal. We took the opportunity to ask Justin how God met with him devotionally. […]

Better late than never!

If you are reading these words … it is not too late!

My Latin teacher at high school took discipline very seriously. For personal edification he would read two pages out of the English dictionary…