Sixteen years ago I remember when I was about to catch the bus to school, and the television was on when I had heard the breaking news for the first time. It had been recently announced that one of the towers of the World Trade Center was struck by a passenger aircraft. My parents and … Continue reading There Are No Safe Spaces
I remember in my youth, I was told by many pastors, mentors, youth group and camp counselors that becoming a Christian is like painting a target on our backs, and we will always face hostility or opposition of some form as long as we choose to follow Christ. It's quite common for Christians to view … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Christian Persecution Complex
With all this madness regarding Donald Trump becoming the new American President, I was hoping all the tension and hostility would eventually die down a bit; and maybe, just maybe, Trump would actually prove himself to be a somewhat decent leader. Unfortunately, I've been disappointed by both sides equally. We not only have a national leader … Continue reading Should Church and State Be Separate?
I remember in junior high school, locker-room talk was quite commonplace. When it came to talking about the girls in our class, sometimes I would get picked on and bullied for being hesitant to participate in such sexually degrading talk. I would be lying if I said I was innocent of partaking in such vulgarity, but … Continue reading Is Feminism Compatible with Christianity?
It is truly a frightening moment in the history of North America, and quite possibly the world. Donald Trump's inauguration is today, and I refuse to watch it or partake in it. Not only because I do not support Trump, but also because I do not support the rampant, reactionary hostility that surrounds his presidency from both … Continue reading Darkness is Rising
I'm Canadian. Our federal and provincial governments operate on a very different formula than those of our American neighbours. Our political systems are far from perfect, and there will always be room for more improvement as time and generations pass by. Last year we had both our federal and provincial elections within months apart from each other. … Continue reading I’m Done With American Politics
During my junior high school years, I was often the target of excessive bullying and harassment. As a kid who was born in the 80's, it wasn't uncommon to hear homophobic slurs tossed around among my peers at school, whether they were done jokingly or as a personal attack. Admittedly, I have been guilty of partaking in … Continue reading LGBTQ Rights v Religious Freedom