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”

Day by Day: On Anxiety, Depression and Hope

34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” –Matthew 6:34 (NRSV) I’ve been reflecting on these words recently, spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew today. I will share my musings in the hope that they bring some peace and hope toContinue reading “Day by Day: On Anxiety, Depression and Hope”

On COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Why Justice and Truth Are More Important Than Peacemaking

I’ve been seeing a growing number of social media posts that are arguing for non-judgment over decisions whether or not to vaccinate. While I think that these posts are coming from a well-intentioned place, I’m concerned about the harm that may be done by taking such a stance. I thought I’d tackle some of theseContinue reading “On COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Why Justice and Truth Are More Important Than Peacemaking”

A Month In Honour of Solo Sex: The History of Masturbation May, and Some Personal Reflections

Content warning: This blog post will talk about adult content and include frank discussion on sex and sexuality. If that’s not your cup of tea, best not read further. Masturbation May: A Brief History Recently, I’ve been seeing some posts by Hannah Witton, a sex educator I follow, who has been mentioning Masturbation May. IContinue reading “A Month In Honour of Solo Sex: The History of Masturbation May, and Some Personal Reflections”

Masculine Pronouns For God: Why We’ve Got It Wrong And Why Jesus Is Worth A Closer Look

Before I became Christian in university, one of the biggest things that bothered me was that God and Jesus were always presented as explicitly male–even C. S. Lewis, who often has a more nuanced understanding as a lay person falls into this trap using some very culturally specific logic to portray God as inherently masculine.Continue reading “Masculine Pronouns For God: Why We’ve Got It Wrong And Why Jesus Is Worth A Closer Look”

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”

Poem: My Love Is Like Jesus

My love is like Jesus.Lots of friendsBut no partners;Lots of folks who love me,Believe in meBut no lovers.My love is like Jesus.Topsy-turveyUpside downFull of hope.People say my loveWill never happen,Is unrealistic;Right idea,Wrong time.“Let it go”They advise,“Or someone will get hurt.”My love is like Jesus.Inviting all the wrong peopleMaybe too quick to embrace painMaybe too quickContinue reading “Poem: My Love Is Like Jesus”

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”

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”