Millennials, The Church, And You.
A post came across my timeline the other day, then a friend sent it to me and asked my opinion. I must admit, when I read this post about 5 trends millennial Christians need to stop by John Wesley Reid, I was terribly conflicted.Read more
Blinded By The Light
"Watch your eyes." is a common phrase in our home. Most of the time it means I'm awake and turning on the lights in the bedroom. It's a warning to my wife that it's about to get bright in the room and she should cover her eyes until I turn the lights off again. It's a kindness. Something we do for each other. After all, nobody likes it when their eyes are adjusted to the dark and someone turns on a light.Read more
How To: Wield Your Shield Of Faith
I was in church a couple weeks ago with a friend of mine who has a background in first century military history and the topic of the shield of faith came up. What he told me woke me right up, and blew my mind. I'm sorry if that sounds like click-bait, but it's 100% true.Read more
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".Read more
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.
5 Things I’m Learning About Fatherhood.
I've been a dad for a while now. "A while", of course, is a relative term. My daughter was born four years ago, my oldest son turns two this fall and we just added another son a little over a month ago. So to some who's parenting experience stretches into the decades and involves dating, puberty and perhaps even marriage and grand kids, I haven't been a dad very long. Most of you, though, according to my demographics at least, are a tad younger than I am, and probably aren't parents yet. So with that in mind I wanted to share some of the things I've learned in my "while" of parenting.Read more
How Ashley Madison Exposes Us All
Hey! Did you hear about the famous Christian reality TV star who had a paid account on Ashley Madison? Or perhaps the recently viral Christian YouTube star who was also caught with an account.Read more
Progress Not Perfection
Despite what some people may tell you, the Christian life is not a study in black and white. You don't go from not being a Christian to being an awesome Christian who's done learning, done growing, and done being conformed to the image of Christ as soon as you're converted.Read more
An Open Letter To My American Brothers
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 cultural zeitgeist and offer a little bit of criticism/encouragement.Read more
Would You Call Me ‘Brother’ If I Was Alive?
How much theology do you have to get right to be a Christian? How much of your doctrine has to be correct for you to be "in the Kingdom"?Read more
Why I Don’t Watch Porn.
It's an interesting time to be a 30-something male in North America. Not a whole lot is expected of us by the world around us. Many men my age have not been married for six years and don't have three kids.Read more
The Charleston Shooting And God’s Tolerance Of Evil.
Why would an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God allow an armed man to walk in to a Wednesday night prayer meeting, sit there for an hour and then start opening fire? Honestly, if there's any group of people who's backs God should have, it's got to be Christians meeting to pray right?Read more