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ABOUT Thinking BIG

I am an average guy who likes to attempt BIG things because of my love for God. I have little confidence in what I can do, but I have every confidence in the One who “is able to do immeasurably more than I can ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). Accordingly, I’m constantly pushing myself to THINK BIG and to dream BIG about what God might do. This blog reflects my desire to track what God is up to in the tiny corner of the world that I currently occupy.

In June 2010, I began a new chapter in ministry as the Pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk, in Nassau Bahamas.

ABOUT Bryn MacPhail

Bryn was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada. After completing his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario, Bryn enrolled at Ontario Theological Seminary (now Tyndale University & Seminary) where he received his Master of Theological Studies. He received his Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto (Knox College) and was ordained by The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1998. Bryn comes to St. Andrew’s Kirk following an eight year ministry at St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Ontario. Bryn is married to Allie, and they have an eight year-old daughter, Anya

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Bryn
    I came across your post re Darryl Dash and noted that you served at St.Giles.I served at Richview Baptist-1974-1997.I also served at O.B.C./O.T.S.1975-1996.Thanks for your 10 books and summaries etc-good stuff.I knew Bill Adamson,in fact,golfed with him at St.Georges.I think a few Richview families came to St.Giles after I left RBC.Esplen-a brother and sister.May you see great blessing in the Bahamas.I did get to Bermuda twice.Your joy in ministry encourages us.I am well acquainted with St.Andrews Islington and Parry Sound.best regards Gordon

  2. We were privileged to worship with the Kirk last year while you were in the US at Presbytery. I was one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. Others from our cruise ship spent Sunday touring the island. We chose to worship with you all and were welcomed so warmly. The service was a real blessing for us.

  3. Bryn, thank you for your overview on eschatology. I am a displaced Presbyterian in a Southern Baptist Church in Sugar Land, TX. I share Sunday School teaching with a dear Reformed Baptist friend. We have been going through the Gospel of Mark and are now in Chapter 13 – the Olivet Discourse. I am no student of eschatology but learning in order to offer an alternate perspective than what most American evangelicals have been taught. Your overview has helped to solidify my thinking about several aspects of this passage. I’ve also been reading some of Josephus’ writing about the 66 – 70 AD time frame and amazed at the events, taking place over several years, that led up to Jerusalem’s fall and quite fitting to our Lord’s prophecies of what the times would bring. Thanks again.

    • Hi Barry,
      Thank you for your thoughtful comment! My studies in eschatology certainly helped me process the biblical material and I am pleased to know my overview has been helpful for you. Much more helpful are our Lord’s words, “Keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour” (Mt. 25:13). God bless!

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