Patriarchy, Coco and the Power of Redefining Family

  Lately I have been gaining more and more interest in the work of author Carolyn Custis James. She talks a lot about the importance of contextualization when it comes to engaging with the Bible and Christian theology. One of her biggest passions is learning how to read scripture in the context of a Patriarchal … More Patriarchy, Coco and the Power of Redefining Family

A Story To Remember: A Celebration of Cliches, Crisis and Christmas

If I was to try and summarize my life story in a few sentences it might go something like this: I grew up in a home that valued faith and Christian tradition. I went to Church every Sunday, I attended Sunday School and Youth Group and Christian Private school, and eventually went on to graduate … More A Story To Remember: A Celebration of Cliches, Crisis and Christmas

The Anticipation of Advent and the Act of Remembering

I heard it suggested that, between our experience of the here and now and the appropriate mix of fear and expectation that often shapes our consideration of the future, we find a human tendency to immortalize the present while neglecting our past. This is especially true in times of struggle or crisis, where personal failures … More The Anticipation of Advent and the Act of Remembering

Considering The Vanity of it All: Reflections on my journey through Ecclesiastes Chapter 12

The last time I remember spending quality time in the book of Ecclesiastes I was working as a Youth Pastor for a Lutheran Church. The funny thing is, when I was hired as Youth Pastor it was my first time stepping through the doors of a Lutheran Church. So I had a lot to learn, … More Considering The Vanity of it All: Reflections on my journey through Ecclesiastes Chapter 12

Learning How To Pray Part 2: Learning to Forgive

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25 I have written elsewhere about this passage (Mark 11) in its broader context (see my series of blogs on the Gospel of Mark). At the heart of the passage … More Learning How To Pray Part 2: Learning to Forgive