We are not aware of anybody else putting Red Deer pastors and ministries to the test of Scripture. If someone is, we blow that person ‘an holy kiss’ and bid him Godspeed. It has been our burden for many years to discern exactly what is being communicated in this pleasant city in the name of God. There is a great need for church leaders to be tested. We believe it is the greatest need of any city, for the pulpit is the principal space out of which ought to proceed the teachings, holiness, and unction that are necessary to compel people to salvation and upright conduct. We rejoice that the internet, like radio and television, may be used for something other than to spew ‘evil communications that corrupt good manners.’ This is the easiest and most efficient way of conveying to those who want to know what doctrines and spirituality are being communicated here by either pulpit or paper.      

In order to keep track of the reviews that we hope to post on this blog, and for ease of finding them in the archive later, the title of each review will include the name of the church the item reviewed comes out of, followed by what the item reviewed is called, and then a number to keep count. For example, the first entry is: Crossroads Church, The Way of the Lord (Sermon Analysis 1.) The number corresponds to said church in particular, not to blog posts in general.

The date of the items that are reviewed may not be terribly recent for one reason or other: the review might have been done some time ago, or we may have reached back in time to review an item pricking our interest. The object is to test the ministries, not to review what ministries have most lately done. Obviously, in order to be relevant, we aim to fall upon that which is at least fairly recent.

The origin of this analytic effort is told, in part, in paragraphs that begin some of the first analyses that were done. Suffice it to say, for now, that the task of scrutinizing sermons has been very enlightening to every person who has, thus far, participated.

The method has been to listen with notepad in hand, preferably alone to avoid sway, then to join together for discussion, and then to produce a document as the final result, which we have chosen to call: the analysis. Each analysis includes our summary of the sermon, and then our remarks and conclusion thereupon.

According to tradition, sermons do not appear where the reviews of them are found. However, though it is not absolutely necessary for the reader of the analysis to have heard the sermon, it is certain that a better understanding of both the sermon and the analysis will be gained from having done so. Sermon podcasts may be obtained from the websites of the churches in question, or, if discontinued there, requested from the respective speakers. Failing this, a request can be made to us by email, and we should be able to work something out. The email address may be found by clicking 'view my complete profile.' But I have put it near the bottom of this introduction also. Due to the limitations of this platform, we cannot make the audio sermons available here, though it would be okay to do so since they have been offered as downloads by the church sites we got them from.

When a newspaper article is reviewed, the same titling pattern will be used, except that it will read ‘Article Review’ instead of ‘Sermon Analysis.’ Posts that fall outside these perimeters will bear their own distinguishing marks.  

M. H. Gaboury, the Analyst, holds himself solely responsible for what is posted on this blog. Email:

This is Mark Gaboury from Ecole Assomption Earlton and ESSM in New Liskeard. Oui, c'est moi. And this is Gab from 1 PPCLI.