Jesus knew you can’t communicate meaningful content in a soundbite. If it took him three years of living and travelling with the disciples to teach them what they needed to know, then we need more people in MDiv programs and fewer numbered how-to Facebook posts. If Jesus ever dropped the mic, it was after … More 8 Reasons Why Jesus Doesn’t Like Numbered Lists for Doing Ministry Better*
I remember Gordon. He was a little boy who sat behind me in grade one. He was kind and funny, and made me laugh. He gave me his eraser which was an elephant with boggley eyes. We became quick friends. One day I reached back and found a huge glob of bubble gum stuck in … More It’s Time White People Noticed: The Maritime Provinces are Full of Racism.
Watch Obama’s Speech to Parliament Since returning to my homeland four years ago, I have struggled to feel Canadian. Living away for 15 years left me uncertain about what Canada was all about. I returned with eyes opened to the tragedies as well as the glories of Canada’s history. It was hard even to sing … More Barack, welcome to Canada.
I managed to stay up until nearly the very bitterest of ends last night; the night that my adopted country voted to become something I never imagined it could be. When I awoke this morning, my social media feed was awash with pain, tears, disbelief, shaken markets and a resigning Prime Minister. In the midst … More Is God Fazed?
We passed through a security check and walked through the wooden tunnel construction towards the Temple Mount. Looking down I caught a glimpse of the Western Wall, where men and women prayed, men occupying the greater part, women crushed in behind a fence. Later we would see mothers standing on a bench straining to see … More How dare we?!
It is hard to believe that it is already more than a week since I was in the home of a Palestinian Christian family in the West Bank. As part of our tour we were connected with several families who hosted us for a meal with their families, and talked about what life is like … More The Turtle of Peace
I wrote this article for the Valley Harvester, a local newspaper. It is an introduction to the matter of meaning, edited down significantly from the friendly debate I had with Dr. Paul Abela at Acadia in March. A taxi driver in London had Bertrand Russell in his cab. Russell was the most famous philosopher of his … More What’s it all about?