Residential Schools and Pedophilia: Why We Need To Get This Right

I hope it’s clear from the title, but in case it isn’t–TW: sensitive subject matter, sexual abuse, religious trauma, pedophilia, etc. When I was in church this morning, we had a prayer for Canada; one aspect of the prayer addressed the pedophiles in the residential school system and the abuses they were responsible for. MyContinue reading “Residential Schools and Pedophilia: Why We Need To Get This Right”

Book Reviews: Ace, Come As You Are, and I Love Jesus But I Want To Die

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen This book was recommended to me by a friend and is well-worth the read! The author identifies as an asexual and does a good job of both summarizing the diversity in the asexual and aromantic communities, as well as pointingContinue reading “Book Reviews: Ace, Come As You Are, and I Love Jesus But I Want To Die”

Tai Chi and Christianity: A Personal Reflection In Honour of Asian Heritage Month

This month is Asian Heritage Month, being observed by the Canada and the United Church of Canada. This Sunday was specifically devoted to Asian Heritage, and I thought I’d share some of my reflections on this day. I will note that I am a white, cisgender, heterosexual male in Ontario, Canada coming from a middleContinue reading “Tai Chi and Christianity: A Personal Reflection In Honour of Asian Heritage Month”

Book Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr

Yesterday, saw the release of a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while now: The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How The Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allsion Barr. I bought and read this book yesterday as soon as it was released and I highly recommend it! Barr masterfully draws onContinue reading “Book Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr”

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”

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”

Recommended Podcasts: For LGBTQ+ Affirmation

This entry will be updated on occasion with podcast recommendations on LGBTQ+ affirmation. If you prefer to read about such issues, check out my recommended reading list here. Faith and Feminism – LGBTQ+ with Jacquie Alexander https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-79-lgbtq/id1438368947?i=1000471431402An interview on one of my favourite podcasts, Faith & Feminism with Jacquie Alexander, a bisexual woman, on herContinue reading “Recommended Podcasts: For LGBTQ+ Affirmation”

Practicing Faith Alone: Lessons From A Christian With A Wicca Past

Hi all! I was inspired to make this post because many Christians, used to corporate worship, are struggling in this time of isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. I thought, as a Christian with a long history of solo worship, that I should some of the lessons I have learned in the hopes that they’llContinue reading “Practicing Faith Alone: Lessons From A Christian With A Wicca Past”

Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality

Hi all! The intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality has long been an area of interest to me–especially given my fascination with the politics of gender and sexuality that I took several courses in during my university days. I thought I’d put together the most current version of my recommended reading list with notes onContinue reading “Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality”

The Myth of Redemptive Violence: On Substitutionary Atonement, Christian Faith, and The Cross

I was recently listening to an interview with sex witch Jamie Lee Finch on The Liturgists podcast, and one of the things she found problematic with evangelical fundamentalism stood out as something much in need of addressing. Finch, like many others, had heard the climax of the gospel presented as thus: Jesus is betrayed, handedContinue reading “The Myth of Redemptive Violence: On Substitutionary Atonement, Christian Faith, and The Cross”