On Friday night, roughly twelve thousand young people gathered at Rogers arena, the closest thing Vancouver has to a communal temple, for a church service/rock concert. This was Passion’s 3rd time to Vancouver, and after the huge turnout, there will undoubtedly be a fourth. Something very meaningful that happens when a […]
(Video) Cussing Christians: Is Mark Driscoll right?
Mark Driscoll gets this one right. Seriously. In my opinion, we ought to have the freedom to use language contextually and not be bound by religiosity. That doesn’t mean that we ought to cuss like a sailor, but words have power… even what our culture considers offensive. (To be clear, […]
Assuring your kid’s salvation
I wish it was possible to go into an interview without an expectation on what I’ll find. But if that were my primary goal, this was not the subject to get me there. The few years that I spent in Christian education left a metallic taste in my mouth, that might […]
Words behind the chapel building
I remember when I dropped my first swear words. It was at Azusa Pacific University, during my freshman (and only) year. Ever the precocious child, my friends were all juniors and seniors, mostly those in the poetry-writing collective. We were our own bunch, enjoying only a little cross-pollination with the […]
Is UFC unfit for Christians?
Throughout my life I’ve watched many hours of television that made me feel guilt, embarrassed, and a little dirty. I once cheered a Toronto Maple Leafs goal, I’ve secretly viewed the Fox News Network, I’ve grimaced through a TV preacher or two, and I’ve even watched a few minutes of Glee; […]
Five Stones Church [Church Profile]
What: The Five Stones Church building situated along Columbia street in historic New Westminster, BC has been around for over a century. The city was host to the first China town in Western Canada. It was also named the first capital of BC, before Victoria stole that title. According to […]