This post was originally shared on my Medium page. Slowly but surely, I’m coming back to my own site. In my lifetime, I have seen clergy from all over North America bend themselves over backwards and twist themselves into pretzels, determined to despise certain people over so-called sins. Yet said sins involve behaviour that is… Continue reading American Jesus: Where are your priorities?
Years ago, I started trying write a lengthy blog post called “American Jesus”. Its main theme is racism and religion. I’ve been reluctantly adding to it as I’ve reflected on society. Living in Canada, some of the white pastors that I’ve encountered have either spoken or acted in ways that left me feeling uncomfortable. I… Continue reading American Jesus: An Introduction
Earlier this year there was a bit of buzz related to Netflix’s new show, The Family. I took note of the fact that it would air later this year, but otherwise, left it alone. That is until a few weeks ago. One Saturday morning I noticed that someone in my social media feed had posted… Continue reading Watch It!: The Family
Earlier this summer, one of the hottest musicians in the galaxy mentioned prayer in an interview, and I felt it. When I first read Rihanna’s chat with Sarah Paulson, I was excited. I had just shared a post on meditation. Next on my schedule was prayer, but I needed a hook. Perfect timing, right? Except… Continue reading Status Report?: Spiritual Renewal
NOTE: I started to write a disclaimer for this post, but then I erased it. Honestly. What do I have to apologize for? My main focus in this post is on trends that I’ve noticed among certain Christians. If this post doesn’t apply to you, then trust me. I’m not talking about you. Whether they… Continue reading Losing My Religion: Flat Earth Faith
I’ve been thinking about the future of my page. In the days to come, I’d like to dig deeply into self care and spirituality. But before I move forward, I really feel the need to take a look at what I’m running away from. I’m going to begin by offering an honest look at my… Continue reading Losing My Religion: Foreword
Over the years my thoughts on religion (Christianity) have evolved. I’ve been working on putting some of my feelings into words. Meanwhile, not too long ago, I’d heard that Rob Bell had released another book. And then I discovered this interview. I listened to it in podcast form, and I’m sure it’s worth watching. Religion has… Continue reading Very Necessary: Rob Bell’s Book
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise is billed as a “worship experience”. However, contrary to its press release, to me it didn’t feel like a part of a new genre. Let Hope Rise is, absolutely, a concert film, in the vein of Katy Perry’s Part of Me and Justin Beiber’s Never Say Never. Scenes that offer viewers… Continue reading Review: Hillsong – Let Hope Rise
I remember when I first read Brazen. After an evening out, my copy was at home waiting for me. Earlier, I’d gone to Paris Lectures–an event where I’d shared some of my dreams in front of a hometown crowd. Since then, I’ve paid close attention to my struggle to keep my aspirations alive. Overall, Brazen focuses… Continue reading Books: Brazen
Remember when I posted a few days ago about feeling the push to pursue my dreams vs fear? When I said “signs are everywhere” …? This sermon is one of them. Happy Sunday!