What Is The Meaning of Penance?

When I was in Grade 8, a few friends and I were sitting in computer class at school while our instructor left the room to check something at the office for a while. As adolescent boredom got the better of us, we began to throw pens at the ceiling fan to watch them get launched … Continue reading What Is The Meaning of Penance?

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Christian Bookstores Sell Indulgences

"For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs." - 1 Timothy 6:10 RSV I have very fond memories of wandering down the aisles of Christian bookstores. When I was in high school … Continue reading Christian Bookstores Sell Indulgences

In Defence of the Trinity

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

My Thoughts on Calvinism

My family and life experiences did not align with what many of my peers in school considered to be a 'normal life.' Having a sibling with a mental disability certainly gives you a different perspective of the world. Much of my family life while growing up revolved around ensuring that my brother with lower-functioning autism was receiving adequate … Continue reading My Thoughts on Calvinism

Are All Sins Equal?

"The darkest places in Hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." - Dante Alighieri I have friends who have told me stories about some dangerous encounters they've had with strangers. Many women I know have been approached in public by intimidating men who would give them unwanted attention, even to … Continue reading Are All Sins Equal?