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40 Questions for Affirming Christians Part 1

Kevin DeYoung of the Gospel Coalition posed 40 questions for affirming Christians. I’m guessing most/all of them are meant to be more attacking than genuine questions, but I’d like to try to answer at least some of them briefly for those who really do want to know. A few other...

The Destruction of Sodom

Cue the screams of pain from American dominionists* that the Supreme Court has declared marriage equality a right in all states. Comparisons will be made to Sodom. This comparison is made often. It’s also a really bad self-defeating argument. A simple search of what the Bible says about Sodom reveals...

Narcoleptic Spirituality

I have narcolepsy. I’ve referenced it here before, but I generally don’t dwell on it, especially on a blog about following Jesus. Of course, it does sometimes impact the way that I follow Jesus, much like any other disorder does. For those who aren’t familiar, narcolepsy is a sleep disorder. It’s...

Game of Thrones - Why They Died

Game of Thrones and Women as Props

I just finished watching up to the end of season 4 of Game of Thrones. It is purely coincidence that I caught up to there right after it drew a lot of controversy for a rape scene in this past week’s episode. I haven’t seen the episode, and won’t until it’s on...

The National – Social Media Shaming

The National, one of Canada’s best news programs, recently showed a piece about social media shaming. I first heard about it through Brianna Wu, a game developer who is on a couple of podcasts I listen to and was featured in the piece because of the various abuse she has...

Political Socialism and the Church

While I am often political in the broad sense of how people live together, I don’t typically weigh in on specifics of how I think government could best govern. I need to weigh in with support for Ben Corey’s article “We’re Not Actually Socialist”. Here’s the centre of his discussion:...

Church Websites

I once had a conversation with one of my seminary classmates. After she had moved to Kingston, she did like many Christians do: she searched for a new church. And like most people, she started by simply Googling and looking at the websites that came up. She had to look at multiple...

WikiGodPod: Our Stories Shaping God

Creative Process of A Living Alternative

Recently I was talking about stuff on WikiGodPod, a podcast out of the Greater Toronto Area (I live close to the GTA in Kitchener) centred around our stories and how that shapes how we understand God. I’m not somebody who speaks well without preparation, so the potential questions were sent in...

Marginalized quote from Searching for Sunday

Review: Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday is Rachel Held Evans’ best book yet. The main reason for that is because it is full of hope. A Year of Biblical Womanhood was a fantastic analysis of various biblical texts along with a fun engagement of how many different ways genuine Christians (and Jews) interpret those texts. Faith Unraveled...