The Story Of The Incarnation: Why It Matters What Story We Tell

Christmas Eve is here, and once again, followers of the Christian faith are celebrating the Incarnation–the moment when God became fully human, in a specific time and place in history. Much has been written about the ramifications of this, to embodiment, to the relationship between the Divine and creation. Today, however, I want to addressContinue reading “The Story Of The Incarnation: Why It Matters What Story We Tell”

Book Review: Humankind by Rutger Bergman

I recently read Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bergman, and I highly recommend giving it a read! This book is about the power of assuming the good in people, and of being kind and cooperative. Bergman masterfully looks into latest understanding of human evolution, the vast trends of history, and more recent psychological andContinue reading “Book Review: Humankind by Rutger Bergman”

Poem: Of Hope And Heartbreak

I am struggling of late.Trying to hold onto hopeTrying to push throughThe constant pain in my chestThe constant ache in my guts.I knew from the beginningThat I would fall all too easilyThat if I didHistory would repeat itselfThat this timeMight be one time too manyFor this ever hopeful heart of mine to bear.Fool that IContinue reading “Poem: Of Hope And Heartbreak”

Poem: Bittersweet Friendship

We sit togetherAround the fireLaughingTalkingSharing.I feel bittersweet:Happy to be hereAfraid it won’t last;Knowing I will mess upTrying not to assume too much;Bracing myselfFor the inevitable loss.We walk togetherThrough the forestMaking memoriesSharing experiences.My heart achesAs I find so much joySo much loveBut till feel lonely.I resolve to enjoy these timesTo dwell in these momentsTo face theContinue reading “Poem: Bittersweet Friendship”

Book Review: The Wisdom Of Your Body by Hillary McBride

I recently read The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living by Dr. Hillary McBride and I wholeheartedly recommend you all do too! The author is well-known in more progressive Christian spaces as a long-time part of the Liturgists podcast; she is a registered psychologist and counselor based out ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Wisdom Of Your Body by Hillary McBride”

Love On The Spectrum: A Plea For Reflection

Recently, Season Two of the Netflix show Love On The Spectrum was released. I want to share some thoughts and a plea from my perspective and lived experience as a cisgender, heterosexual heteromantic male in my early 30s to who struggles with singleness and is quite behind in terms of romantic developmental milestones. Full disclosure:Continue reading “Love On The Spectrum: A Plea For Reflection”

Review: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

I recently read Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. I highly recommend giving this one a read! These identical twin sisters make a potent authorial team. They present the science of the stress cycle in an accessible manner, highlight the importance of the body in completing the stressContinue reading “Review: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski”

30th Birthday Reflections

Today is my 30th birthday! As is my habit, I thought I’d share some reflections on the past and some hopes for my future. This year, I find myself looking back not only on the past year, but on my twenties as a whole. I recall that, upon entering my twenties, I thought that myContinue reading “30th Birthday Reflections”

When You Cast Your Vote: A Reminder of the Human Impact of the Electoral Process

As the Canadian federal election quickly approaches, and advance polls open in a few short weeks, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the impact decisions at the polls have on the people around you–friends, family, neighbours–often in ways you least expect. I will not tell you who to vote for, butContinue reading “When You Cast Your Vote: A Reminder of the Human Impact of the Electoral Process”

Canadian Federal Election 2021: Resources & Reflections

It’s official–Canadians are going to the polls on September 20, 2021. As a former political science student and as a current Christian, politics remains an area I follow closely and think of as extremely important. Following is a guide to help get you started in this important part of the democratic process. Reflections On FaithContinue reading “Canadian Federal Election 2021: Resources & Reflections”