Finding Fresh Energy
For Life and For Service

Hello! My name is Ed Drewlo and my main purpose is spiritual encouragement based on the main story and truths of the Bible.

The idea for this site started in response to an evident need especially among Christian leaders for encouragement after “hitting some kind of wall.” I called it second wind to emulate the idea that at some point in our race, when the going seems hardest, we often experience a burst of energy to finish the race strong.

Second Wind is an appropriate metaphor for the Christian race because it alludes to the ministry of the Spirit who enables us to run the Christian race more easily and successfully after encountering a series of difficult obstacles. These difficulties may take many forms including opposition, weariness, missteps, setbacks, and personal loss of one kind or another. It’s no secret that this is often the nature of the Christian life and ministry. Jesus alludes to this in the image of bearing His cross and St. Paul speaks of always carrying in one’s body the death of Jesus.

But the good news is that this difficult experience also makes it possible for us to truly experience the resurrection of Jesus, or as Paul says it, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body (2 Corinthians 4:10).

Second Wind Ministries, is a non-profit Christian service that exists:

  • In general, to be a ministry of spiritual encouragement to anyone, wherever that may be, who is struggling with challenges and difficulties in life.
  • For Leaders, as a ministry of encouragement to individual pastors and leaders in Christian ministry who are in the midst of unanticipated challenges. This can take the form of individual counsel or teaching seminars regarding means for more effective ministry.
  • For Churches, to help through crisis – especially the kind that emerge because of transition between pastors. In the last dozen years, Second Wind Ministries has worked with more than a dozen churches and ministries in western Canada to assist with transition between lead pastors.
  • For Education, informing both professional and lay church leaders to better understand the major philosophical and cultural shift that has taken place in western society and how to adjust to these changes for more effective Christian ministry. Much of this is based on the book authored and published in 2017 called, Thoughtful Adaptations to Change: Authentic Christian Faith in Postmodern Times. A course has been developed to teach these principles in Bible Colleges and churches.
  • As a Resource, for church and denominational leaders providing assistance for churches to be more successful in ministry. Blog articles on this site are posted regularly to provide personal and organizational encouragement from a biblical perspective.

Timely Third Printing

It's been a while since I've posted anything--possibly because I've been preoccupied for the past year with a fairly demanding transition ministry in Three Hills, Alberta at the Prairie Tabernacle Congregation. It has meant a couple of on-site Sunday worship service...

Christmas 2020 and The Year That’s Been!

In the quietness of this unusual Christmas season, there is a lot of time to reflect on the year that's been! For so many of us, because of the pandemic, the year has meant adjustments of many kinds. In March we were looking forward to making our way to Portland,...

Celebrating Christmas in 2020

Today, November 29th, is what is known as the First Sunday of Advent, a term which refers to the great sense of anticipation surrounding the expected coming of the Christ. Though the weather in Calgary, Alberta, where we now live is usually sunny, today it is cloudy...

The Defeat of Giants in our Times

I came across a story recently, in my daily reading of the Bible, that has once again held my attention for several days. Though familiar to me from childhood, there is something about that story even now that inspires giant-like faith for the times in which we live....

A Big Decision

There is more to a major move, for example, than one’s decision based on finance, natural attraction, or career opportunity.

Engage — Sharing the Gospel in Postmodern Times

Much of my time this spring has been occupied with preparing a webinar series for our local church on the subject of evangelism in the current culture. You can find the series on YouTube. It's called, Engage -- Evangelism and Disciple-making in Today's Culture. If you...

I Can’t Breathe

The words, I can't breathe, have now been immortalized by what happened in that horrific act of personal assault and murder by a policeman toward a black man in Minneapolis in May, 2020. It's difficult to imagine how anyone can watch that scene even for a moment...

By An Unknown Path

Today, I hiked an area with my "friends" on a path that I had never seen before. It was well-worn, so I knew others had traveled that path before. But today, I didn't encounter anyone at all. It was a bright sunny spring day when I entered the area by a well known...

Very Timely Good News

Isn't it glorious that Easter this year, falls in the very midst of this world-wide plague! While the world is faced with the reality of death in this unprecedented global way, Easter comes to it with the most wonderful news imaginable -- death has been defeated in...

Looking Up at the Cross this Easter

Surely, it's an understatement to say that the cross has new meaning this Easter. In the midst of the world's suffering from the Coronavirus, rather providentially I think, we are able to see the beauty of Easter in a whole new light. The empty cross has been a symbol...

Thoughtful Adaptations to Change: Authentic Christian Faith in Postmodern Times

This book was published under Friesen Press by Edwin Drewlo in 2017. Its purpose is to provide help in how people can negotiate change in general but especially through the vast cultural changes that have taken place due to the emergence of postmodernism in the past fifty years. The book attempts to trace the philosophical development of this phenomenon along with how it has impacted popular culture and especially Christian faith practice and church ministry.

It is presented as a “thoughtful” assessment of the positive as well as the negative effects of this change. The book emphasizes the value of maintaining a strong commitment in these times to the objective truth of the Holy Scriptures and the good news concerning Jesus to which they so strongly attest. Though the book is somewhat academic, it also provides many practical ideas on how to live and serve as a Christian disciple in these times. Each chapter offers the opportunity for group discussion on a large variety of subjects.



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