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Faith. Mission. Ministry.



Thank you for visiting my site. Welcome to the mystery of my thoughts and ramblings as they relate to faith, mission, ministry and anything else that grabs my attention. I believe that story plays a huge role in our lives and society – the more we understand each other, the more we can begin to be fully who we’re called to be.

Join in the conversation as we wrestle with being Jesus-followers and citizens of the Kingdom of God. If you’re just passing through, please don’t hurt yourself.

On Beginning Lent

“Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” Matthew 4.17 Throughout the season of Lent we are taken on a journey of self-reflection. For some, this involves denial of things that we might prefer to enjoy, others commit to a more...

Jesus Prayer

Yesterday, in our staff Chapel, we were reflecting the Jesus Prayer. A beautiful prayer, attributed to the Desert Fathers in the 5th Century. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner. It wasn't the first time I've come across this gem, but on this...

Happy Canada Day!

“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.” – Psalms 72:8 Today, many of us will gather together with friends and family – some around a BBQ, watching fireworks and other to start their camping season. It is a week of...

Pop-up Chorus

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, shoppers at the the Macy's in Philadelphia were surprised when over 600 choristers who were there mingling with regular shoppers suddenly burst into Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. It's pretty awesome....

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Running instead of fighting

Where have all the good men gone And where are all the gods? Where's the street-wise Hercules To fight the rising odds? Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need - Bonnie Tyler I don't need a hero or a white...

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being persistent

about a month ago, i started fishing. fishing for mackerel. i started by accident really.  it was the sunday afternoon of the labour day long weekend, we went down to new river beach for the afternoon.  hardly a person around because it was forecasted to be bad...

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twitter; redesigned

the new look for twitter, being rolled out over the next few weeks. [youtube=]

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pulling my face up

i spent a few days this week, enjoying my break before returning to the office, sitting uptown - doing some reading, drinking coffee and chatting with random people as they came by. a few times, i was simply watching people as they walked by - some on a break from...

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About Shawn

Shawn has been involved in Christian ministry since his early 20s and was commissioned as an Evangelist in 2004. His passion in ministry is to see individuals released in their vocational calling and to be empowered to be agents of change in their communities.

Licensed as an Evangelist in the Anglican Church, Shawn is committed to working with all denominations who are looking to strengthen their outreach and commitment to the Great Commission.

Since January 2018, he has been serving as the parish development officer for the Diocese of Fredericton where his focus is on helping to mobilize congregations to reach out into their communities and help raise up innovative leaders for the church. Prior to this, he was the national director of an evangelistic organization from 2012-2017.

In 2019, Shawn joined the national team for the Forge Missional Network.