Lessons on disagreement from the letters of Henri Nouwen. Continue reading On Disagreement
We’re coming up on a full year of COVID services at my church. As we begin to think about the possibility of reopening in the coming weeks and months, I have a question I think needs to be pondered. Continue reading Before We Reopen: A Question for the Church
What does my thesis from four years ago have to say about justice, Black Lives Matter, and Critical Race Theory? This post answers that question, and is for those weary of entering discussions on racial injustice, or who are eager to dismiss them altogether. Continue reading Nothing New Under The Sun
There’s a thrift store in Cobourg, Ontario that my wife and I absolutely love. Whenever we are out at the cottage we stop in at this hodge-podge store and look for cheap furniture, kitchen items, and books. Oh, the books. We always return home with more books than we originally brought with us. Two of … Continue reading Smarter Shallows?
Perspective is a good thing. It’s provides space to expand our view. It’s staring at a piece of bark and hearing someone yell, “Hey, there’s a whole forest out here!” Gaining perspective almost always requires an outside catalyst: something or someone. We need this catalyst to help us take a step back and remember that … Continue reading Hearing Loss
I miss the beginning of a new semester. I loved getting the new syllabus for each course and looking through at all of the topics to be studied, books to be read, and assignments that would occupy my time for the next four months. Okay, I might be a bit of a nerd. Not all students … Continue reading Deadlines
It was my day off. A Friday morning after a busy week of work. All I needed to do that day was get my car to my neighbourhood mechanic for what I believed would be a simple break repair. I got up early with Kirstyn, and once she left for downtown I dropped off my … Continue reading Side Streets And Highways
Last year (2017) I ran 400 km. For me, that was a huge accomplishment. There are things in life that I pick up quickly. I pick up new musical instruments with ease. I once acquired an accordion and was writing ditties on it within a couple of days. Another time I was at a birthday party … Continue reading It took me 7 years to run 5km, and 7 years to write this blog post.