A Fool’s Errand

By |2020-02-21T08:43:50-05:00February 14th, 2020|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church, Doubt, When church is hard|

I’ve been out in Winnipeg this week attending a pastor’s conference on faith formation in a secular age. At one point during yesterday’s proceedings, the keynote speaker, Andrew Root, asked a couple of gut-level questions. Why does faith formation seem so hard in this time and place? Why does it feel so hard to be a pastor in this time and place?

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Digging it Up

By |2019-10-14T22:45:10-04:00October 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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Learning and Leading Amidst Grief

By |2019-10-15T16:52:24-04:00April 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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