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WikiGodPod: Our Stories Shaping God

Modern and Postmodern Christianity

A while ago 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...

John Oliver on Sex Ed

John Oliver gave an amazing episode about the state of Sex Education in the United States. Canada’s is definitely better, but we’ve still had an uphill battle to update the curriculum lately in Ontario, so a lot of it is still useful here.

WikiGodPod: Our Stories Shaping God

Developing the Cult of the Bible

A while ago 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...

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Root Questions of Same-Sex Marriage Debates

Same-sex marriage is often categorized as THE ISSUE for our generation of the Church (for more “liberal” churches, that was last generation). As much as we can spend hours answering 40 Questions lobbed at the other side mostly as attacks rather than real dialogue, I’m pretty convinced that this question...

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Bare With Us

This past weekend in Waterloo (sister city of Kitchener where I live), a few hundred people gathered in a demonstration under the name Bare With Us. It was another story in a summer that has had a few high-profile stories about women being topless in public. This rally was prompted by...

Muslim Girl

Islamophobia is Stupid

Recently, fellow MennoNerd Micael blogged about why Deport All Muslims Now is Stupid, Evil, and Unchristian. The last two really should be obvious if you’ve ever actually listened to Jesus’ teaching ideas like loving your enemy and doing good to those who hurt you. Many admit this but then fall back...

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Small Steps to a Community of Goods

I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of the community of goods lately. For those unfamiliar with the phrase, this means a voluntary community where everything is held in common, as demonstrated for us in the book of Acts. It’s not political communism, which forces redistribution on everybody. I...

40 Questions for Affirming Christians Part 5

32. If “love wins,” how would you define love? 4 Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant,5 it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, 6 it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is...

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40 Questions for Affirming Christians Part 4

21. On what basis, if any, would you prevent consenting adults of any relation and of any number from getting married? If we’re talking about legal rights, I’m not sure there’s anything that would I say prevents two adults with fully informed consent getting married. The legal system probably can’t determine...

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40 Questions for Affirming Christians Part 3

Let’s continue with the 40 Questions posed for affirming Christians. 14. Do you think children do best with a mother and a father? There’s no reason to believe that the average two-mother or two-father family is any less loving than a mother-father family. Ok, there are some scenarios where the two...