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Heralds not Harbingers

What is wrong with Christianity in North America? Sixteen days ago (when I wrote this) someone walked into a nightclub and shot a whole lot of members of the LGBT community. The outpouring of love and support that came immediately afterwards was refreshing to see, but…

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Pulse, and Deafening Silence.

Pulse nightclub. What can I say? Is there anything I can say that hasn’t already been said? Men and women from within and from outside the LGBTQ+ community have been writing through tears and grief since Sunday morning, unable to sleep or eat, unable to process what has happened. For my part, I have been […]

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The Transgendered Target

Dear Right-Wing Christian Brothers and Sisters, Please forgive me, but it’s about time someone calls you out on your nonsense. I’ve tried to stay out of it. I’ve wanted to stay out of it! After all, I’m Canadian, and none of this really applies to me; at least not yet. Besides, what can I add […]

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Rainbow Doritos and The Forgotten Verse.

Pastors have a 2000 year old job description. In all those years, what we do hasn’t changed in any substantial way. Sure, methods and models change, but the overall qualifications haven’t been touched in all that time. The reason for that? They’re in the Bible. 1 Timothy 3:1-8 lays it all out pretty clearly, here’s […]

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Jesse Rau, Kim Davis, and The King’s Shilling.

There’s an old saying: “If you take the King’s Shilling, you do the King’s bidding.” Essentially, if you work for the king, if he pays your salary, you do what he says. There’s been a lot of chatter online about a certain county clerk in Kentucky. Much has been said about Kim Davis on in […]

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An Open Letter To My American Brothers

Dear American Evangelical Brothers and Sisters, It’s been about a week now since your Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Up here in Canada, we’ve let people of the same gender tie the knot for a little over a decade. Allow me to humbly on this, the eve of your Independence Day, welcome you to this new […]

A Christian Parent’s Guide to Ontario’s New Sex Ed Curriculum.

There has been a firestorm in Ontario surrounding this new, updated “sex-ed” curriculum that is rolling out this coming September. Since our church is full of young kids and young families and because my own daughter in entering school in the fall, I thought it might be helpful to cut through some of the hype and […]

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What’s In A Name?

Let me ask you a question: What’s the difference between a homosexual and a member of the LGBT* community? Reduced to it’s simplest of categories, one is the name WE have for THEM and one is the name THEY use for themselves. You can tell me that saying “homosexual” is simply a harmless scientific term, same […]