My mom was a pastor for 13 years. Did God have a problem with that? Is what she did contrary to the teachings of the Bible? I have been exposed to Christian leaders, churches and organizations who would encourage women to lead in the church and those that would prohibit it. I have friends and … Continue reading Is God a Feminist? A Response to Male Only Leadership in the Church
No, it wasn't Rob Bell (although I'd love to meet him too). He is a Canadian, Orthodox theologian whom I had the privelege of meeting at a Methodist church in South Africa a few weeks ago. This man does not believe that Jesus died to appease us from God's wrath and save us from God's … Continue reading The Other Day I Met A “Heretic”.
I have been married for approximately three months, and although I do not claim to be an expert, I have learned a lot about sex! Here are five things I've learned. Sex Is Not Dirty, It Is Beautiful I was raised in a home where my parents would lovingly fast forward kissing scenes in movies … Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned About Sex
While my friends returned to university in September, I continued preparing burgers, distributing fries and standing at a pick up window on a drive through. The past three months I have spent working at a fast food restaurant have been a wonderful learning experience to say the least. Hard Work Often people (including me before … Continue reading What I Learned From Working At a Fast Food Restaurant
"Yes, we're doing well but we're not rich or anything like that." This is a common attitude (whether spoken or unspoken) that I have picked up on in the western world. No one ever really accepts that they are rich. Or doesn't want to believe it. There will always be those who are wealthier than … Continue reading You Are Rich.
"He's scared of what he doesn't know," he tersely stated without emotion. "Most people are," I replied. I know I used to be. I suppose I still am. I used to go into a room. An empty room where I could think. I would let all of my safe, comfortable ideas rest there and proceed … Continue reading What If’s, Stale Rooms and An Open Mind
I recall my law teacher in high school once telling my class something along the lines of, "You should be very cautious about making any major decision before age 25." Yet here I am at 19, an engaged man. The average Canadian groom is about 31 when he gets married. Why did I get engaged … Continue reading Why I Decided To Get Engaged At 19