Nothing is Wasted

By |2019-10-24T00:12:58-05:00October 25th, 2019|Blog, Deconstruction, Theological reflection|

Most of my work is done sitting in front of a computer, balanced out by chasing my two young boys around. But one day in September I got outside with my boys and I set out to do some harvesting in our yard. I was harvesting the compost we have been accumulating from our

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Digging it Up

By |2019-10-14T22:45:10-05:00October 18th, 2019|Blog, Deconstruction, Doubt, Theological reflection|

I walk regularly. I have a route through a provincial park close to my home that takes about an hour and I do this almost every day. About two-thirds of the way through my walk, the path goes up a small incline and at the top, the trees suddenly brea

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Can Churches Change?

By |2019-10-15T11:02:58-05:00October 15th, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church, Church Planting, Deconstruction, Doubt|

For the first time in nearly 3 years my current church plant, Cypher Church, held what I’ll call a “conventional” worship service. You know the one: 5 songs, 1 by Hillsong, announcements, and a 20-45 minute sermon. We don’t worship in this way so it was novel to do once. How we gather and the ways we deconstruct our understanding of worship are important questions for the church in post-Christian Canada.

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Learning and Leading Amidst Grief

By |2019-10-15T16:52:24-05:00April 10th, 2018|Canadian Culture, Church, Deconstruction, Doubt, Remembrance, Stories, Theological reflection|

I have been surrounded by an uncommon amount of grief this month.  I’ve attended funerals in support of personal friends, I’ve officiated a memorial for my friend Jordon Cooper, and this week I even found myself caught up in the national grief over the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash.  The past month has afforded me a

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