Jeff Jantzi

Christmas Preparations: HOPE (John the Baptist)

How can we move from hopelessness to hope this advent season? The story and life of John the Baptist shows us.

How can we move from hopelessness to hope this advent season? The story and life of John the Baptist shows us.

The Birds, The Bees & The Bible: Q&A

Jeff concludes our series with a Q&A of the most popular questions that arose during our "The Birds, The Bees & The Bible" series.  Listen now!

Jeff concludes our series with a Q&A of the most popular questions that arose during our "The Birds, The Bees & The Bible" series.  Listen now!

The Birds, The Bees & The Bible: The Bible & Homosexuality

Few issues have been as divisive in the church in recent years as the topic of “homosexuality” and issues surround the LGBTQ community. Some argue that “love is love” and that if Jesus were here today he would affirm homosexuality, while others argue that the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin and should be condemned. So what does the Bible actually say about homosexuality? We must let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on this critical issue.

Few issues have been as divisive in the church in recent years as the topic of “homosexuality” and issues surround the LGBTQ community. Some argue that “love is love” and that if Jesus were here today he would affirm homosexuality, while others argue that the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin and should be condemned. So what does the Bible actually say about homosexuality? We must let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on this critical issue.

The Birds, The Bees & The Bible: The Bible & Sex

"Whatever feels good, do it (so long as you don’t hurt anybody).” Generally speaking, this is the narrative that our culture seems to embrace regarding life and sex. At the same time, Christians seem to embrace an opposite narrative: “Pleasure is bad. Avoid it at all costs.” So which one is it? Which narrative is right (or wrong)? And what does the Bible actually teach us about sex? It’s time we let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on human sexuality.

"Whatever feels good, do it (so long as you don’t hurt anybody).” Generally speaking, this is the narrative that our culture seems to embrace regarding life and sex. At the same time, Christians seem to embrace an opposite narrative: “Pleasure is bad. Avoid it at all costs.” So which one is it? Which narrative is right (or wrong)? And what does the Bible actually teach us about sex? It’s time we let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on human sexuality.

Life Hacks: Praying with Power

Prayer changes things. It’s why the Bible calls us to prayer over and over again. And yet prayer is so often such a big challenge for many of us. Why is that? What is it about prayer that is so difficult for so many of us? Listen now as we conclude “Life Hacks” by exploring this very important topic of prayer and how we can learn to pray with power and authority.

Prayer changes things. It’s why the Bible calls us to prayer over and over again. And yet prayer is so often such a big challenge for many of us. Why is that? What is it about prayer that is so difficult for so many of us? Listen now as we conclude “Life Hacks” by exploring this very important topic of prayer and how we can learn to pray with power and authority.

Life Hacks: Living Wisely

Wisdom. Our world desperately needs more of it. So how can we find it? How can we grow in it? And how would it change the way we approach life? Listen on this Thanksgiving Sunday as we continue our journey through the book of James in “Life Hacks” to find out.

Wisdom. Our world desperately needs more of it. So how can we find it? How can we grow in it? And how would it change the way we approach life? Listen on this Thanksgiving Sunday as we continue our journey through the book of James in “Life Hacks” to find out.

Life Hacks: Controlling the Tongue

Words are a powerful thing. We can speak life and we can speak death. We can encourage and we can discourage. We can praise and we can curse. It really comes down to our ability to ‘control the tongue’. So how do we do that? And why should we do that? What’s at stake if we don’t? Listen now as we continue our journey through the book of James in “Life Hacks” to find out.

Words are a powerful thing. We can speak life and we can speak death. We can encourage and we can discourage. We can praise and we can curse. It really comes down to our ability to ‘control the tongue’. So how do we do that? And why should we do that? What’s at stake if we don’t? Listen now as we continue our journey through the book of James in “Life Hacks” to find out.

Life Hacks: Avoiding Favouritism

We all have favourites: favourite foods, favourite movies, favourite vacation spots, favourite styles of music etc. But what about people? Is it OK to have favourite types of people or not? Well, it depends on what you mean by “favourite”. Listen here as we explore what the Book of James has to say about favouritism, discrimination and prejudice.

We all have favourites: favourite foods, favourite movies, favourite vacation spots, favourite styles of music etc. But what about people? Is it OK to have favourite types of people or not? Well, it depends on what you mean by “favourite”. Listen here as we explore what the Book of James has to say about favouritism, discrimination and prejudice.

Life Hacks: Doing What You’re Told

It’s important to have good doctrine and beliefs about God but even more important that we live them out. James tells us that “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-26). But, practically speaking, what does this actually mean? Do our works “save” and make us right with God, or not? And what kind of “works” does God want from us anyway? Listen here, as Jeff explores these very important questions in our study through the book of James.

It’s important to have good doctrine and beliefs about God but even more important that we live them out. James tells us that “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-26). But, practically speaking, what does this actually mean? Do our works “save” and make us right with God, or not? And what kind of “works” does God want from us anyway? Listen here, as Jeff explores these very important questions in our study through the book of James.

Dealing with Difficulties

What do you do when trouble comes your way? Do you blame others or get angry with God? Do you try and ‘pray it away’ and to do whatever it takes to make it stop? How are we supposed to respond when life is hard and we experience trials and tribulations?  What does the Bible says our response to trials and difficulties should be? Join us next week for Week 1 of “Life Hacks” as we explore the Book of James together.

What do you do when trouble comes your way? Do you blame others or get angry with God? Do you try and ‘pray it away’ and to do whatever it takes to make it stop? How are we supposed to respond when life is hard and we experience trials and tribulations?  What does the Bible says our response to trials and difficulties should be? Join us next week for Week 1 of “Life Hacks” as we explore the Book of James together.