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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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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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Sex-Ed and Our Kids

It’s September, and school has already started in most parts of the province. Once again, Ontario parents find themselves talking about fretting over or outright protesting the new Health and Physical Education curriculum. Sorry: “The SEX-ED curriculum”. It’s been a simmering issue all summer, and this past Wednesday’s protests at over 100 Liberal MPP offices […]

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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 […]

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Stop Calling It Gay “Marriage”

Gay marriage, or is it gay “marriage”? There’s a disturbing trend within evangelicalism. It’s really subtle, but it’s there, and it boils my blood. Some segments of North Amercian evangelicalism insist on using quotation marks around the word “marriage” when taking part in the gay marriage debate, and It needs to stop. It’s discouraging because […]

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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Ben Levin And How We Respond

I have this…policy…I don’t, as a rule, weigh in on an issue until I have as many facts as I can get my eyes on. Ben Levin is a name that should be familiar to Ontario residents with school-aged children. The disgraced former deputy education Minister for both Ontario and Manitoba, and former professor at […]