Reflections For Easter 2021

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! On this day, Christians around the world celebrate the bodily resurrection of Jesus and all that that imparted to them about God’s plan for the world. Today, I want to share some of the lessons I see in the resurrection: both biblical-historical and personal. What The Resurrection Tells UsContinue reading “Reflections For Easter 2021”

Polarization on Social Media: A Personal Testimony and Call To Account

I am a prolific user of Facebook, and am starting to catch-up in the Twitter and Instagram realm as well. However, Facebook remains the most useful for me, because of the length of posts it allows. I like to share news items that catch my interest, as well as my thoughts on everything and anythingContinue reading “Polarization on Social Media: A Personal Testimony and Call To Account”

On Alternatives to Monarchy: Why It’s Harder Than You May Think

This past weekend, there was a widely broadcast interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, hosted by Oprah Winfrey. The interview accused the institution of the British monarchy of being mentally and emotionally toxic, racist, and a form of imprisonment. I won’t go into a full breakdown of the interview–frankly, theContinue reading “On Alternatives to Monarchy: Why It’s Harder Than You May Think”

Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire

I recently read the newly released book The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, et al. The book is written out of an evangelical, purity culture context, and surveys over 20,000 women across several Christian denominations to get itsContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire”

Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics

During the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the spring and summer of 2020, actor John Boyega made headlines by bluntly stating that Lucasfilm and Disney mismanaged the Star Wars sequel trilogy, especially in its portrayal of actors of colour like Boyega himself and his co-star Kelly Marie Tran. More recently, the news broke thatContinue reading “Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics”

Quotes on Love For Valentine’s Day 2021

From the Dragonriders of Pern series “There are many ways of loving”–F’lar rider of bronze Mnementh in Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey. From NCIS: “Love is never going to come easy. Yes, it is scary and it’s messy as hell but it cannot be an option. So when true love does come along you need toContinue reading “Quotes on Love For Valentine’s Day 2021”

Times, Purposes and Hope

If there is one Bible verse that has defined my life, it is Ecclesiastes 3:1: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (NRSV). As the first month of 2021 draws to a close, I think it important to reflect upon this verse. We knew things would not beContinue reading “Times, Purposes and Hope”

Looking Back On 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, I thought I’d be completely unoriginal and share some reflections on what the past year looked like for me. As with all years, 2020 was a mix of good and bad–though the pandemic certainly added a wrinkle that I did not foresee. Professional Life At the start of 2020,Continue reading “Looking Back On 2020”

The Good Lessons of Wonder Woman 1984

Beware of spoilers below ************************************************************************************************** I’ve been seeing a lot of criticism of the newly released Wonder Woman 1984 and frankly it has me puzzled. Granted that I tend to be easily pleased when it comes to cinema, and as long as it’s a fun ride I’m generally happy, but WW84 seemed to have someContinue reading “The Good Lessons of Wonder Woman 1984”

Advent and Christmas: What We Get Wrong and Why It’s Important To Tell It Right

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Christian new year in a variety of Christian traditions. The season of Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year and leads up to the birth of Christ celebrated on December 25. Every year, sermons are preached, songs are sung and pageants are performed celebrating and re-telling the storyContinue reading “Advent and Christmas: What We Get Wrong and Why It’s Important To Tell It Right”