Entries by Shane Veinot


What is the Gospel?

When Jesus began His earthly ministry, His first recorded words are a command to “repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). and is obviously an important and central teaching of the Christian faith. But do you know what it is? For most of my life, I would have answered that question the same way […]


Does the Bible say the Resurrection was on Sunday?

If you’ve ever read through the Gospel of Mark before, you’ve probably noticed a curious note that appears at the end of chapter 16, following verse eight, that goes something like this: “Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.” Have you ever wondered about the significance of those twelve verses not appearing in […]

Good Friday

Good Friday?

As millions of people flock to churches all across North America this weekend, the message that will be proclaimed is one of salvation, made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While the work that Jesus accomplished on the cross is certainly the primary message that must be preached, I want to focus […]


How Does the Bible Describe the Church?

Imagine for a moment that you’ve never stepped foot inside a church building before in your life. You’ve never opened up a Bible, never heard a sermon preached. Maybe you’ve never even heard the name of Jesus spoken before. But then one day someone gives you a Bible, and you begin to read it. Cover […]

The Church Experience

The Church Experience

Have you ever read about the early church in Acts, then sat through a modern day church service and observed an obvious disconnect? What originally began as a fellowship of believers focused on relational discipleship and spreading the message of the Gospel, seems to have, in many places, evolved over the course of 2000 years […]

How to Lead Worship

How to Lead Worship

As someone who has lead corporate worship in the Church for the past ten years, I’ve come to understand and appreciate the importance that music plays in people’s lives. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” So it should come as no surprise that the songs we sing on […]