Category: religion

High Anthropology, Low Anthropology

I am in a season of both swirling snows and swirling conversations about atonement theories. It makes sense since I do live in north-central Alberta and we are well past due the time for seasonal snows. And it makes even more sense now during this season of my life as I’m engaging more theological circles, writers, teachers, and theologians addressing…

Support for Bi People of Faith

I offered a didactic on ‘LGBTQ+ Health in Spiritual Care’ during my recent CPE Unit. Do you know what I discovered? There were hardly any credible pastoral care/spiritual care resources for LGBTQ+ people. I wasn’t surprised. Saddened, but not surprised.   As I sifted through what little I could, I began to realize once again that there is practically nothing…

The Look of a Disciple

Today’s gospel reading was taken from Matthew 11: 16 “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;     we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a…

A Picnic With Bigotry

A few weeks ago, the church I’ve been attending here in Edmonton co-hosted a church picnic. Being a student, I couldn’t afford much in the way of food but I did have a vehicle I could bring to assist transporting people to the picnic grounds. Wouldn’t you know it: there was a new woman there that morning who wanted a…

Women in Theology: A Canadian Snapshot — WIT

Great post from Jane Barter… This past week, I participated in a panel on women in theology in Canada at the annual meeting of the Canadian Theological Society. I was asked to speak on the current state of affairs for women in theology in Canada, which, according to my research, is not a very happy one. My paper begins with […]…

Story On…

Thanks to SheLovesMagazine for publishing my article: I was a Cradle Conservative Evangelical Take some time and check out the many other narratives of life, faith, & insight from a myriad of women.

Religious Schizophrenia

I thought it was a children’s book when I first picked up the Linns’ short work. As it turns out, it’s written in a format designed for children but written for broken adults. It’s written from a Catholic perspective, so I even with the simple format I did have to swallow a dram of theological interpretation, which isn’t a bad…

My Most Difficult Shift Toward Healthy Religion

Ed Cyzewski pens some substantial thoughts reflecting many of my own experiences & struggles with accepting a healthy religion and loving those still dwelling in the shadow of an angry God.

God Doesn’t Approve of You

How’s that for click bait? God Doesn’t Approve of You: I preached this morning at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church. Today it was all about the crazy almost-execution of Jesus when he preaches in his hometown of Nazareth and the good townsfolk, instead of listening to what Jesus is really saying, decide to try and toss him off a cliff. It…

“I Will Never” – A Letter from a White Christian at The TRC

(Lac La Biche Mission Residential School 1896_Photo Credit: Lac La Biche Mission) It would be another 100 years before the last residential school was closed in Canada — 1996. I graduated high school in 1996. I was preparing for my freshman year at college. I was under the impression that residential schools all looked like the picture above: black and…