Aliens, Covenant and the search for our Creator

*SPOILER ALERT FOR PROMETHEUS AND ALIEN- THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS Ever since news broke on plans for Alien: Covenant, the second film in Ridley Scott’s proposed Alien (prequels) trilogy, I have been fascinated to see how he would handle the polarizing response to Prometheus. Prometheus deviated from the original Alien franchise, managing to be more … More Aliens, Covenant and the search for our Creator

Learning How to Pray: Reflections on Jesus, Thor and the Lord’s Prayer

Around 6 years ago I was given an opportunity to step into a temporary role as Youth Pastor to a small town Church in Saskatchewan (due to a maternity leave). During the 10 months that I spent with this Church I had the opportunity to make many great memories, including a commitment to a 3 … More Learning How to Pray: Reflections on Jesus, Thor and the Lord’s Prayer

Guardians, small “g” gods, and a Galaxy not so far away:

The first Guardians of the Galaxy film proved to be a wonderfully entertaining and enjoyable ride, and thankfully the sequel (for the most part) follows suit. If you enjoyed the first film, the second film essentially gives us more of it, even finding a way to make it all a little bit bigger and slightly … More Guardians, small “g” gods, and a Galaxy not so far away:

The Deconstruction of Faith and the Promise of Renewal- A Review of The Classic Crime- “How To Be Human

The Classic Crime is no stranger to creating thought provoking music. As a fan, I have been following them since the days of Albatross, and it is their ability to foster meaningful dialogue through their songs on everything from relationships to hardship and spiritual longing that keeps me coming back for more.   Which brings … More The Deconstruction of Faith and the Promise of Renewal- A Review of The Classic Crime- “How To Be Human

Thoughts and Predictions on the 2017 Summer Movie Season

With the much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hitting theatres this weekend (which is worth seeing by the way), the official start to the summer movie season seems to be upon us. I know it’s only May, but with summer weather getting an early start around our neck of the woods, now seems as good … More Thoughts and Predictions on the 2017 Summer Movie Season

Family, Fate and Frozen Thrills- Thoughts on The Fast and the Furious 8

  A relative latecomer to the whole fast and the furious franchise- I saw the first one and abandoned it after the third- some early aversion, or at least apathy towards these adrenaline-fueled on-screen adventures, had convinced me that these films were far more mindless than fun. But then my son convinced me to take … More Family, Fate and Frozen Thrills- Thoughts on The Fast and the Furious 8

An End and a New Beginning- Resurrection in the Gospel of Mark

As I come to the end of Mark’s Gospel narrative, I find myself struck with the idea that this is not actually an ending at all, but rather a picture of a new beginning. To Jerusalem and Back The repeated call to look and see Jesus on the Way, the Way of the Gospel (the … More An End and a New Beginning- Resurrection in the Gospel of Mark

Finding the Light of the Resurrection in the Shadow of the Cross- Reflections in the Gospel of Mark

“When I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” – Mark 14:25   The Gospel story is, at its heart a Resurrection story. But as Mark reminds his readers, this Resurrection story, the promise of new life, is being told through the betrayal and the cross. Resurrection life is found in the life of … More Finding the Light of the Resurrection in the Shadow of the Cross- Reflections in the Gospel of Mark