This year for lent, our family is committing to reduce and limit our use of plastic. Our goal is to not bring any new plastic into the house during lent, and not to use any plastic already in the house that would have to be thrown away, like plastic wrap, for example. This allows us … More Plastic Fast: Can I give up plastic for lent?
I thought then about how a word like this points to so much that is wrong with the church. Not that church in particular. Not even churches in general. Just church people and churchy language and why can’t we just be normal? … More Luncheon: Everything that’s wrong with the church. (Ok maybe not quite everything.)
I haven’t blogged here for awhile as I’ve been populating the MacRae Centre website and blogging over there. But this one got me today, and I had to say something out loud as I think it through… One thing about current gender debates and discussions that has not vexed me is the matter of gender-neutral … More Washroom Politics: It’s not what I thought.
The other day on my Facebook feed, I had at least three friends notify the world that they had achieved ‘inbox zero’. Bemused by this, I posted casually: ‘Someone today mentioned they achieved inbox zero. Upon checking, I realized my inbox goes back only to last February, and contains 7,898 messages, 911 unread. Please … More On the Morality of InBox Zero
This post comments on the discussion around Mike Pence and the Billy Graham Rule that has been much-debated in the news and social media this week. I have resisted comment, but can do so no longer since reading several articles that pitch the positions as ‘Christian’ v ‘Liberal.’ It is far more complicated than that, and adopts a … More Old Boys Rule
Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the whole world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day… Raymond Briggs, The Snowman Today we had a snow day. Well, actually it was a freezing … More Missing: Snow Days
We had a great time last weekend at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, exploring what it means to be Christian in 2016. In my first session, I explored what has happened to truth over the past few decades, with particular relevance to naturalism, and postmodernism. There were several people who asked for some introductory … More Being Christian in 2016: Resources