Steady as We Go

Series: Preachers' Choice - Steady As We Go - Joshua Scott


The Race Before Us

Series: Preachers' Choice - The Race Before Us - Mark Burch


Race and Evangelicalism with Matt Jones

Jeff and Matt talk about Matt's studies in the history of race and evangelicalism.


How To Live In The In Between

Series: Malachi - Week: 8 - Greg Harris Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


Christian Counselling in COVID with Bob Youssef

Jeff and Bob talk about immigrating to Canada, and doing Christian counselling during COVID.


Give Us Patience Now!

Series: Malachi - Week: 7 - Vinh Doan Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


UnApologetics-ly Optimistic with Andy Steiger

Jeff and Andy talk about the present realities of Apologetics Canada, and doing apologetics in general.


The Right Response is Repentance

Series: Malachi - Week: 6 - Jeff Bucknam Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


Wine Country Witnessing with Josh Dool

Jeff and Josh talk about how Josh became a church planter, and why he wants to pastor in the Okanagan.


You Called Down The Thunder And Now You’ve Got It

Series: Malachi - Week: 5 - Jeff Bucknam Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


A Conversation with Jeff Bucknam

Adam and Jeff talk about coming to Northview over a decade ago, and what they are looking forward to next.


Despicable Devotion and Devastating Divorce

Series: Malachi - Week: 4 - Jeff Bucknam Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


The Maritime Mission with Steve Bray

Jeff and Steve talk about the unique challenges and opportunities when planting churches in the Maritimes.


Do Your Job!

Series: Malachi - Week: 3 - Mark Burch Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


The Essence of Evangelism with Shaila Visser

Jeff and Shaila talk about the state of evangelism in Canada, why it matters, and how to approach it well.


Shut the Temple Doors

Series: Malachi - Week: 2 - Joshua Scott Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


You Are Loved

Series: Malachi - Week: 1 - Jeff Bucknam Malachi is an Old Testament book of the Bible where God rebukes the Israelites for their apathy…


Don’t Waste Your Life!

Series : Ecclesiastes Week: 7 Mark Burch


Will The Underdog Win?

Series: Ecclesiastes Week: 6 Greg Harris


An Unhealthy Lack of Focus

Series: Ecclesiastes Week: 5 Jeff Bucknam


The Dangers and Delights of Wealth

Series: Ecclesiastes Week: 4 Jeff Bucknam


The Frustration and Gift of Living

Series: Ecclesiastes Week: 3 Jeff Bucknam


It’s My Pleasure

Series: Ecclesiastes Week: 2 Jeff Bucknam


Making Sense of the Dash

Series: Ecclesiastes Week: 1 March Burch


How Do You Solve A Problem Like Our Churches?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Our Churches?


The Church Has Left the Building

The Church Has Left the Building


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Here We Go Again (!)

Another school year has started. As a dad with a kid in Elementary school, that means drawing straws with my wife to see who is making his…


Maverick

Our oldest child’s name is Maverick. He is a fun kid, he is 6 now, loves biking, playing video games with me and is always down for an…


TLC Today: Friday, August 28

Doing good and being rich in good works and being generous and ready to share aren’t just about money. Too often we limit generosity to…


“Small” Church Blessings

My wife and I travelled back to my hometown of Jasper for a few days this last week in order to visit my parents and to explore the old…


The Invitation to the Fool

The Invitation to the Fool


TLC Today: Friday, August 21

In a recurring dream (or maybe it’s a nightmare?), I find myself back in college during exams week. The registrar’s office has informed me…


Bearing fruit in a year of drought

Summer is for the simple joys of sunshine, cold drinks, long nights, and memorable but unremarkable moments with friends and family. So…


TLC Today: Friday, August 14

In a recurring dream (or maybe it’s a nightmare?), I find myself back in college during exams week. The registrar’s office has informed me…


TLC Today: Friday, August 7

I've heard several self-defense experts through the years suggest that people trust their “sixth sense.” If a situation doesn’t feel right,…


TLC Today: Friday, July 31

When I talk to my seminary students and pastoral interns about preaching, I often warn them against the sermon whose organizing principle…


Gentle Jesus

Summer is for the simple joys of sunshine, cold drinks, long nights, and memorable but unremarkable moments with friends and family. So…


Is Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?

The title of this article is not some attempt at christian click-bait but a question that I have received from several curious Christians…


TLC Today: Friday, July 17

Perhaps no year in modern history so parallels the turmoil of 2020 than 1968. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F.…


Making Plans?

Sometimes developing a relationship with someone feels effortless, but often it takes a good chunk of work. When I look at some of my…


In Good Company Ep.7

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


TLC Today: Friday, July 11

After watching the George Floyd video and seeing the ensuing destruction to our city, the four walls of the house began to feel…


Disputable Matters

If you were attending Northview services or watching our messages on-line this Fall, it is highly likely that you will remember Pastor…


In Good Company Ep.6

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


TLC Today: Friday, July 3

In January, 1921, George Washington Carver testified to the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the…


Church is a Team Sport

I played a lot of baseball growing up. I was on a few good teams and several bad ones but it’s not about winning, it’s about having fun….…


In Good Company Ep.5

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


TLC Today: Friday, June 26

I was a five-minute walk from home when a police car abruptly stopped beside me. Then the police officers rolled down the window and…


In Good Company Ep.4

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


Slowly Improving

I’ve never been a good golfer. I like playing, but I’m terrible. It’s a weird bit of golf etiquette to talk about how bad you are- but…


TLC Today: Friday, June 19

I paused by my favourite field on my bike ride this morning. It’s hot for early June, and unless I was riding into the wind, the heat and…


In Good Company Ep.3

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


TLC Today: Friday, June 12

As our nation reels from George Floyd’s death, many in the church feel compelled to do something. Responses have run the gamut from…


In Good Company Ep.2

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


Rebuke?!

Early on in our marriage my wife and I decided to have what we called “grievance” conversations. It was our opportunity to talk openly with…


Elder Update

To our Northview family: COVID-19 has meant enormous change for many  institutions including churches. In times like these  James 4:13-14…


TLC Today: Friday, June 5

Whenever there is a cataclysmic global crisis—be it war, rumours of war, or a novel coronavirus—we see a sharp uptick of interest in the…


In Good Company Ep.1

Join our three campus pastors Greg, Jesse, and Joshua, as they discuss and debate various cultural issues and see how God’s word might…


Racism, Rioting and Redemption

The Biblical Framework they use to discuss the events which have unfolded in North America this week following the death of George Floyd,…


TLC Today: Friday, May 29

When I saw my governor’s announcement that church gatherings won’t resume until stage three of California’s reopening plan, I was sad—not…


The Last Dance and Lemonade

I count myself among the many who thoroughly enjoyed Jason Hehir’s The Last Dance. It was a 10-part documentary series released on Netflix…


TLC Today: Friday, May 22

There were imaginative flickers of Middle-earth in the precocious child, Ronald Tolkien. Enchanting English landscapes, a language invented…


I Will Help You

I recently got into building model cars with my 5 year old son, the box says for ages 12 and up but he’s mature for his age. When he is not…


TLC Today: Friday, May 15

Certainly, my life has had its brushes with disabilities. I myself have suffered bipolar disorder. My husband and I have a daughter named…


Joy In Your Circumstances

We encourage people to do a lot of finding nowadays. And not just your run-of-the-mill “finding” a dime on a street corner, but the…


TLC Today: Monday, May 11

Every now and then, I am overcome with gratitude for little things that bring a rush of happiness that far surpasses their cost.


TLC Today: Tuesday, May 4

“Listen. I gotta break it to you . . . I’m post-Christian. . . . I don’t believe it anymore. I don’t believe any of it.”


TLC Today: Monday, May 3

It is not often in human history that words like plague and pestilence become household terminology, but here we are.


Central Abbotsford Launch Video

This may seem like a strange time to be thinking about launching a new campus while our world remains largely shutdown...


TLC Today: Friday, May 1

As COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, we have seen both the beautiful and also ugly sides of humanity.


Zoom Calls: The Perfect Example of the “Now and the Not Yet”.

In our COVID isolation season, it seems like almost overnight our world has transformed into a largely ‘cyber' community


TLC Today: Thursday, April 30

For the past nine years, residents of Windsor just across Detroit river, have been complaining of a mysterious and persistent low-frequency…


Abundant Suffering and Abounding Comfort

The part of the lecture that I will never forget is the part where she strayed away from her academic research and leaned forward on the…


TLC Today: Tuesday, April 28

Perspectives from above can be fascinating, as in this article: “These Drone Images Will Change the Way You See the World.”


What difference does it make to believe in God when you experience hard times?

Twenty years ago in April I found out that I was pregnant with twins. Eight weeks later an ultrasound detected differences in growth…


Marked

My 92-year-old neighbour Pearl died yesterday. Eight years ago I met her and her husband John while they were out for one of their daily…


TLC Today: Monday, April 27

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know - A simple song can be an anchor in stormy times, as this author reflects


TLC Today: Friday, April 24

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive…


In Pursuit of Jesus – Kristal interviews Johnny Markin

Kristal interviews Johnny Markin - regarding what it looks like to Pursue Jesus by forgetting what is behind, and straining forward to what…


The Aching Heart of a Separated Father

I have a great relationship with my daughter. Some of my best memories are when we would just hang out, chatting and enjoying each other’s…


Proximity is Precious

I miss the hustle and bustle of a Sunday morning. Spilled coffee. Running children. A long-distance nod or wave from someone across the…


How Great is the Father’s Love?

On May 9, 2011, a smart dude by the name of Richard Panek stood before a graduating class at a university in New York.


TLC Today: Tuesday, April 21

Baptism is the opposite of social distancing. A Baptist writer reflects.


I Press on

After 9 years of studying and, more recently, six straight semesters of juggling school and work, I could hardly wait to stop!


TLC Today: Monday, April 20

The Decadent and the Damned? Ross Douthat’s Timely Vision of Western Civilization


The Apostle’s Creed and the “holy catholic church”

Northview’s Easter Sunday service began with the words, “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.”


TLC Today: Friday, April 17

Let Your Nostalgia Point You Home


In Pursuit of Jesus – Kristal interviews Analea

Kristal interviews Analea - the newest member of Northview's Discipleship Team


How Worship Helps Us ‘Raise Our Gaze’: Comfort from Psalm 121

I have always been an avid news follower. 6 o’clock was a sacred hour for us as the TV news came on.


Cancer, Chemo, Covid-19, and the Peace that Comes from God

On March 2nd I was diagnosed with a re-occurrence of an early stage of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that was found in a few lymph nodes in my……


TLC Today: Thursday, April 16

Your rod and staff, they comfort me...


Resurection Power

The first real beach that I remember going to was Kaanapali beach in Hawaii.


TLC Today: Wednesday, April 15

The turn to Easter is an appropriate time to ponder questions of meaning amid the welter of death and suffering worldwide.


TLC Today: Tuesday, April 14

An early shortage of toilet paper is being joined by a run on dumbbells and hair colour.


TLC Today: Easter Weekend 2020

We Can Worship Even When We Don’t Understand. Florence Chadwick, the first woman to swim the English Channel, decided in 1952 that she…


Jesus Weeps and Wins

few days ago a friend of mine posed this question on Twitter:


Praying to a Sovereign God

The Wednesday before Good Friday looked relatively normally to most of the people around Jesus.


TLC Today: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Apparently President Donald Trump has started watching the documentary Tiger King on Netflix and has purchased seventeen tigers, which are…


Take Heart … Do Not be Afraid

As a teenager I got very sick while away from home. I ran a temperature of 40.5+ Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) and was genuinely fearful for my…


TLC Today: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Even in these unique times, there are many similarities connecting us all.


Good Friday Service – Taking Communion Online

At 6:00 pm on Friday April 10, Northview will host its first Good Friday Service on-line.


TLC Today: Monday, April 6, 2020

Here's why everyone you know is baking bread in quarantine.


TLC Today: Friday, April 3, 2020

What’s it like to be a Christian in the gaming industry?


TLC Today: Thursday, April 2, 2020

The untold origin story of the N95 mask


Good News People in a Bad News Time

John Krasinski, known to many as the witty and charming Jim from the highly popular TV show The Office, started a YouTube channel Some Good…


TLC Today: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Satire is most effective when it helps drive home a point. Were the disciples lying, even to their own demise?


Paul and His Prayers part 1 (Romans)

Growing up with two sisters and no brothers meant that when it came to movie night I lost every time.


TLC Today: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"These are strange days, days of fear, days of hysteria. In other words, days that simply bring all our latent anxieties up to the surface;…


Parenting amidst COVID-19

As we learn to deal with the ongoing implications of COVID-19, we must not forget that our children are watching us and trying to make…


Jeff did an Instagram Live with Dr. Clayton Tuffnell

Last week Jeff did an Instagram Live with Dr. Clayton Tuffnell Who delivers babies at the local hospital. He is also an elder at Northview…


Come and Eat.

Those of us who studied the Gospel of John this past year ended our 19 week series by reflecting on Jesus’ last three commands to his…


TLC Today: Friday, March 27, 2020

“How does this change things? What does radical, Christian hospitality look like under COVID-19?"


Worshiping Together… Alone… but not really!

How to bring back fellowship to our online services.


TLC Today: Thursday, March 26, 2020

A fascinating comparison to — and contrast with — the pandemic over 100 years ago.


Nothing says “lack of character” like cheating.

I was in grade 11 when it happened. I had just finished my second season of Junior High School Football at PCVS in Peterborough, Ontario,…


TLC Today: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ease Coronavirus Fears: 7 Lessons from Persecuted Christians


Aren’t We Neglecting to Meet Together?

A few years ago my wife and I asked some of our friends why they had stopped coming to church on Sundays. Their response was: “Yeah, we do…


TLC Today: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tim Keller describes how Christianity uniquely addresses our questions in this moment.


For the Love of God (and Neighbour) Stay Home

Living As Everyday Christians During a Global Pandemic. We are living in historic days. How will our actions to the COVID-19 pandemic be…


TLC Today: Monday, March 23, 2020

'In this psalm [Ps 34], David guides us through three steps to trust God and fight our fears.'


we STILL exist to make disciples.

When I was 11 years old, my dad decided to step into self-employment. He and our neighbour purchased several hundred acres to develop into…


God Gives Grace to the Humble

Some Bible people and Bible stories are well known in the church and in society in general, but knowledge of the Old Testament prophets…


TLC Today: Links on Theology, Life and Culture

A Practical Way to Love Your (Self-Isolated) Neighbor. The second part of the Greatest Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40) is to love your…


Surviving Our ‘Covid ‘Babylon’

Why Christians Should Worship Together Online… For Now. Imagine that it’s 597 B.C. and you are a devout Jew whose world has just been…


We in the west have mastered the art of meditation…

When I think of the word meditate a lot of different things come to mind, like that one weird character from the video game street fighter,…


Raising the Dead

Some Bible people and Bible stories are well known in the church and in society in general, but knowledge of the Old Testament prophets…


The Widow’s Oil

Some Bible people and Bible stories are well known in the church and in society in general, but knowledge of the Old Testament prophets…


Next Man Up

Some Bible people and Bible stories are well known in the church and in society in general, but knowledge of the Old Testament prophets…


Peace in Uncertain Times

Some Bible people and Bible stories are well known in the church and in society in general, but knowledge of the Old Testament prophets…


Elisha’s Call – Our Call – Light The BBQ!

Some Bible people and Bible stories are well known in the church and in society in general, but knowledge of the Old Testament prophets…


Finally…

As we conclude our journey through Romans, we hope you have seen the glory of God: our God saves sinners, sends them the Spirit to empower…


Greetings

As we conclude our journey through Romans, we hope you have seen the glory of God: our God saves sinners, sends them the Spirit to empower…


How We Can Help Multiplication

As we conclude our journey through Romans, we hope you have seen the glory of God: our God saves sinners, sends them the Spirit to empower…


A Good Example

As we conclude our journey through Romans, we hope you have seen the glory of God: our God saves sinners, sends them the Spirit to empower…


The Source of Hope

As we conclude our journey through Romans, we hope you have seen the glory of God: our God saves sinners, sends them the Spirit to empower…


Jesus is a Better Love

The Christmas season is usually full of fun, family, and festivities. It is a time for Christmas traditions; Christmas cards; decorating…


Jesus is a Better Joy

The Christmas season is usually full of fun, family, and festivities. It is a time for Christmas traditions; Christmas cards; decorating…


Jesus is a Better Peace

The Christmas season is usually full of fun, family, and festivities. It is a time for Christmas traditions; Christmas cards; decorating…


Jesus is a Better Hope

The Christmas season is usually full of fun, family, and festivities. It is a time for Christmas traditions; Christmas cards; decorating…


Growing Strong in the Faith

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Disputable Matters

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Wake-Up Call

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Our Constantly Unpaid Debt

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


God And The Government

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Dealing With Mean People

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Hospitality

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Hope, Affliction and Prayer

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Marks of Kingdom Minded Love

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Neither Too High Nor Too Low

Romans 1-11 is chock full of deep theology, and many people spend a lifetime studying these chapters. In them, Paul lays the groundwork of…


Four Reasons I Thank God For You

Four Reasons I Thank God For You


The Word

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


Overcoming the Comparison Trap

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


Do You Trust Me?

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


The Messiah on His Throne

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


Entering With

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


Push Pause Play Psalm 63

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


House Rules

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


The God Who Watches Over Us

When we think of summer, sunshine, laughter, BBQs, and floating on a lake, the idea of rest comes to mind. This summer as we study the…


A Place to Rest

Why is God silent? Why does God allow evil to increase within a society? Why would God use an evil nation like Babylon to punish his…


God’s Answer to our Questions

Why is God silent? Why does God allow evil to increase within a society? Why would God use an evil nation like Babylon to punish his…


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is God silent? Why does God allow evil to increase within a society? Why would God use an evil nation like Babylon to punish his…


Why?… What?!

Why is God silent? Why does God allow evil to increase within a society? Why would God use an evil nation like Babylon to punish his…


Even More Forgiveness

The letter of Philemon is unique for several reasons. This letter is addressed to a single person rather than to a church. The content of…


Forgiveness

The letter of Philemon is unique for several reasons. This letter is addressed to a single person rather than to a church. The content of…


A Prayer For A Friend

The letter of Philemon is unique for several reasons. This letter is addressed to a single person rather than to a church. The content of…


The Slave Returns

The letter of Philemon is unique for several reasons. This letter is addressed to a single person rather than to a church. The content of…


The Final Act

In the midst of great personal difficulty, God still worked His will to accomplish His purposes. As the great poem states, “behind a…


Love at the Threshing Floor

In the midst of great personal difficulty, God still worked His will to accomplish His purposes. As the great poem states, “behind a…


Rescue Me!

In the midst of great personal difficulty, God still worked His will to accomplish His purposes. As the great poem states, “behind a…


Behind a Frowning Providence

In the midst of great personal difficulty, God still worked His will to accomplish His purposes. As the great poem states, “behind a…


Check the Fruit

We live in an age that attempts to commoditize everything, including experiences with the One True God, but is that how the Spirit works?…


Fill ‘er Up

We live in an age that attempts to commoditize everything, including experiences with the One True God, but is that how the Spirit works?…


What’s Love Got To Do With It?

We live in an age that attempts to commoditize everything, including experiences with the One True God, but is that how the Spirit works?…


Spiritual Gifts

We live in an age that attempts to commoditize everything, including experiences with the One True God, but is that how the Spirit works?…


Characteristics of the Holy Spirit – Part 2

We live in an age that attempts to commoditize everything, including experiences with the One True God, but is that how the Spirit works?…


The Holy Spirit – Part 1

We live in an age that attempts to commoditize everything, including experiences with the One True God, but is that how the Spirit works?…


Preserved by God

When describing what our proper response to God and his work ought to be, one of the metaphors used in scripture is that of a race. The…


Run

When describing what our proper response to God and his work ought to be, one of the metaphors used in scripture is that of a race. The…


A Stern Warning

When describing what our proper response to God and his work ought to be, one of the metaphors used in scripture is that of a race. The…


If We Continue

When describing what our proper response to God and his work ought to be, one of the metaphors used in scripture is that of a race. The…


Parable of the Sower

When describing what our proper response to God and his work ought to be, one of the metaphors used in scripture is that of a race. The…


The Difficult Doctrine of Election – The Final Act

The Difficult Doctrine of Election - The Final Act


The Difficult Doctrine of Election: Part II

The Difficult Doctrine of Election: Part II


The Difficult Doctrine of Election: Part 1

The Difficult Doctrine of Election: Part 1