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.

Mid Summer Stock-taking

This has been a good summer. In our part of the world (Prince George, British Columbia), the weather has been fairly cool and wet for much of the time. We have enjoyed immensely our backyard with its garden and rich green grass. In contrast to pervious summers, it's...

Technology and Spirituality

I am grateful to family members who recently gave me a set of headphones for my birthday. I now have the privilege of experiencing personal worship in a whole new way. Using Bluetooth technology, I can pair the headset with my iPhone and access sound produced by any...

Zooming Out to Zoom In

Here is a close-up photo of a recent birthday party celebration at our house for five children (and me). Since it's not possible for us to attend everyone's actual birthday, we took this opportunity this July 1st weekend when a couple of families were with us to...

Understanding the Times

For the past ten months I have been working as a transition pastor in Innisfail, Alberta. My routine has been to travel to the area by plane for pastoral ministry over a couple of Sundays each month, and the week between, in order to lead in the Sunday services  and...

Making Sense of Sensual Pleasure!

This morning I spent some time gazing out over our refurbished backyard while sitting on a comfy lounge chaise under a large cantilevered umbrella. In doing so, I couldn't help but be mesmerized by the colours, the sounds, and the smells of spring. I found myself in...

The Moses Miracle

In my regular reading of the Scriptures I find myself often profoundly impacted by a story's reality and relevance. Such was the case in my recent reading of the birth and up-bringing of Moses in Exodus 1 and 2. We all know today about Israel's national identity and...

Standing Up on the Slippery Slope!

One of my pleasures during the last weekend of March this year was to do some spring skiing with members of our family at Hart Ski Hill in Prince George and then at Purden about 40 minutes west of the City. There is nothing like spring skiing for a whole variety of...

On Equality and Difference

I think today was one of the last crispy cold Sundays of this winter season -- somewhere around 10 below Celsius this afternoon. I took the opportunity to get some dog-walking exercise in the snowy woods called, Forests for the World, about a kilometer from our...

Living in the Glory

Recently, I had occasion to spend some time thinking about the transfiguration of Jesus as described in the first 13 verses of Matthew 17. Similar accounts of this unusual experience are found in Mark 9:2-13 and Luke 9:26-36. The slight variation in these "synoptic"...

Did Jesus Laugh?

Recently, because of the intensity of my own work at times, I've been thinking a lot about whether Jesus was intense or more relaxed. This thought came about in the context of a discussion about vision while working with a church during a time of transition between...

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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