Throughout the history of email there have always been people who think every funny thing they read should immediately be forwarded on to their friends. While this habit can... Read More
December 14, 2010 |
Today I went caroling with a group of about twenty undergraduates at the local retirement home. It was fun to sing, many of the residents sang along, and there were many smiles... Read More
December 9, 2010 |
Christmas comes soon, doesn't it? I took a picture of my advent calendar yesterday with 8 windows open. There aren't that many days left until Christmas. Perhaps it's a part of... Read More
December 9, 2010 |
This weekend, the campus movie theatre showed “ Inception .” An entertaining story about technology allowing entry into another person’s dreams, the film strangely reminded me of... Read More
December 8, 2010 |
I have to admit I feel little bad about my comments on Paul's most recent post below. He offered a light hearted reflection on how we can complain about 'problems' most people... Read More
December 3, 2010 |
Romans 13 has long been a thorn in my Anabaptist side. John Howard Yoder of course went a long way in clarifying the distinction between being subject to those in authority and... Read More
December 2, 2010 |
I love snow - always have. When Jeanette and I purchased our house last May, we knew it had a large driveway. But it wasn't so much the size as it was the layout. It is directly... Read More
November 30, 2010 |
Nathan R. Kerr, Christ, History and Apocalyptic: The Politics of Christian Mission (Cascade, 2008) While the release date of Nate Kerr’s first work is barely over a year old I... Read More
November 30, 2010 |
" So that is how to create a single story, show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become. " - Chimamanda Adichie In " The Danger... Read More
November 29, 2010 |
In 9th grade I took an art class, mostly to fulfill my Arts requirement. It turns out I could have waited until the 11th grade when I took Drama, which would have given me the... Read More
November 25, 2010 |
As part of the annual Augsburger Lecture Series at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Ched Myers and Elaine Enns spoke on " The Personal and Political Dimensions of Conversion:... Read More
November 24, 2010 |
My wife and I recently purchased our first home. The house is located in a neighbourhood of Winnipeg in which I have spent the vast majority of my adult Manitoba life. Moving back... Read More
November 16, 2010 |
I'm usually not one for a ton of sentimentality, but bear with me a little. Many people like to complain about where they live, whether it be because of rain, cold, snow, heat, or... Read More
November 13, 2010 |
It is probably clear from my last post that I don't have a tonne of respect for the theology of Franklin Graham. While I probably agree with him on most points of Christianity, I... Read More
November 2, 2010 |
It seems that Money is an interesting topic. Perhaps we could go on forever on this subject. David mentioned in his previous post about a Money Mart moving into his neighborhood... Read More
November 1, 2010 |
I have been reading a very illuminating work by Franco Berardi entitled The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy . The title will be somewhat misleading for a Christian... Read More
October 28, 2010 |
Since Winnipeg has experienced (until now) an exceptionally warm October (still cracking double digits!) I have tended to wander a little outside during my lunch break. Yesterday... Read More
October 28, 2010 |
Should a church parking lot be full of $50,000 cars? Someone once said that it was wrong for Christians to own vehicles of that value. On the one hand, I don't own a $50,000 car... Read More
October 27, 2010 |
Leaf blowers are everything that is wrong with this world. Let me back that statement up. Jeanette and I are spending our first Fall in a house. When we lived in our apartment, we... Read More
October 18, 2010 |
The first time I ever visited the Sky Dome, I mean Rogers Centre, it was for a Billy Graham crusade. I walked right onto the field, ran onto the bases, and then took a seat for... Read More
October 18, 2010 |
I'm trying to be less critical. Lately, I've noticed my tendency to critique everything. From the beginning. Often before I even have enough information to properly critique. I... Read More
October 6, 2010 |
I'm looking forward to the upcoming issue of the Canadian Mennonite where some attention will be given to the life and work of former Conrad Grebel University College professor A... Read More
September 23, 2010 |
Do we care too much about creation? To continue what I said last week, there are all kinds of good things that can separate us from God. It still is strange to me that Paul would... Read More
September 23, 2010 |
I first heard of Nel Noddings in a class on "Social and Ethical Issues in Education." Her comments on the ethics of care, that is, putting caring first in ethical decision-making... Read More
September 15, 2010 |
Life is a good thing. I don't think there's anyone who would argue that. In the beginning, God created life. In fact, given that there are plenty of potential times I probably... Read More
September 13, 2010 |