I remember hearing my grandparents recall a time when the local church was the epicenter of community events and social gatherings. They used to reminisce about the days when they used to attend movie nights and dances that were hosted in the parish hall while they were dating. It seems as though their generation lived … Continue reading Catholic Fellowship Sucks
As I have mentioned in previous blog entries, I once befriended a family of Christians who hosted a weekly Bible study in their home. One evening while I was hanging out with one friend from this group, she randomly mentioned about how she told off her Catholic high school teachers to 'forget the Trinity' during … Continue reading In Defence of the Trinity
I remember receiving my first Bible when I was about 11 years old. My grade 5 class was visited by some members of Gideons International who distributed little red, pocket-sized New Testament and Psalms to every kid in the class. For most North American schoolkids, this seems to be the most common way people in my generation … Continue reading Which Bible is Right?
I am probably one of the most informal persons I know. Growing up in a religious home, it was always the norm to dress up in my Sunday best for church. While most days I highly dreaded looking all dapper, I realized the importance of looking presentable in public - whether it may be at church, at … Continue reading I Don’t Have a ‘Sunday Best’
Last year I lost my father-in-law to terminal esophageal cancer. He had been having difficulties swallowing food in the fall of 2014. As ingesting food gradually became more and more difficult, he was admitted into the hospital in February 2015 and promptly received the endoscopy he had been scheduled for on a later date. At first … Continue reading My Thoughts on Assisted Dying and Abortion
One of my Evangelical friends once said, "The Christian church has done a crap-tastic job at reaching out to those who suffer mental health issues." It sounds harsh, but I have to say it couldn't be further from the truth. In the past, my struggle with loneliness and depression has often caused me to feel disconnected from people … Continue reading Mental Health and the Church
I have always been a bit of a coffee fiend. Okay, maybe more than a bit. I've had my first cup when I was only 8 years old. I remember seeing my grandpa having his afternoon coffee and then asking my grandma if I could have one too, just to be like him. Without hesitation, grandma would give me a tall glass mug with … Continue reading A De-Caffeinated Reflection on Lent 2016