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.

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...

Light in the Darkness

Today, two different Facebook friends mentioned that they have connections with people (one in the US, one here in BC) who are suffering from the Coronavirus. They are hospitalized, on ventilators, and in medically-induced comas. Prayer is being requested for their...

Face-wipes for a Weeping World

At this time, all of us can't help but find ourselves deeply immersed in the reality of our world's plight during its so-called, "pandemic." Never in the personal history of most of us in the western world have we seen anything quite like it. The world is weeping!...

On True Worship

Whether we recognize it or not, all of us -- everyone in the world -- is a worshipper. For worship has to do with assigning worth to that which defines the focus and direction of our lives. Worship is really, "worthship." The truth is that we all live, more or less,...

For Such A Time As This

I know of no book, regarding human sexuality, that articulates the great divide between secular and theistic thinking  better than this recently published (2018) masterpiece by Nancy Pearcey.  Recently serving as Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University,...

Pondering the Potency of Postmodernism

In 2001, David Dockery edited and published a book called, The Challenge of Postmodernism. (Not long ago, Dr. Dockery served as  president and then chancellor of Trinity International University/Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Recently, he was appointed professor...

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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