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Faith as a Journey—Always on the Move

October 11, 2016

When I was eighteen, I thought I knew everything. At least, everything that mattered. I was fairly intelligent, and knew how to figure out whatever I needed to learn. I had a pretty solid idea of what I was going to do with my life, and how to get there. I cared about other people, […]

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No Justice but Social Justice

October 4, 2016

A while ago, I was having a conversation with an acquaintance from church about the concept of Justice. I had been describing the ways that we see working toward social justice within our community as an essential part of living out the Gospel. He, on the other hand, was fully in support of “justice” as […]

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Simple Experiments in Contemplative Photography

January 29, 2016

I love photography. It’s fun, can be as simple or as complicated as I want it to be, and it shapes how I see my surroundings. I especially love its power to tell stories—stories about current events, about our friends and family and communities, about the world around us. But as powerful of a tool […]

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A Guest Post I Wrote About Wheaton, Theology, and Love

January 19, 2016

For today’s post, I chose to weigh in on the recent Wheaton College/Prof Hawkins fiasco, particularly from a pragmatic missional perspective. Just in case you’ve been lamenting the lack of controversy on our blog… I wrote the article for Threads UK, a website for young adult Christians in the UK. Here’s a snippet: Wheaton, while […]

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A Guide for Young People on Resisting Hate and Islamophobia

December 15, 2015

Fear and hate have become a dominating voice in society today; we as are constantly bombarded with news about ISIS, violence in Iraq and Syria and many other places, terrorist attacks and threats of terrorist attacks, and a lot of prejudice against Muslims and refugees in the US and Europe… the world feels pretty scary […]

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Everyday Spirituality: Walking

November 18, 2015

Cultivating a spiritual life—a life marked by prayer, by noticing and interacting with God in the world, by a calm and peaceful and loving spirit—does not happen easily. Nor is it contained only Sundays and select church events. It comes from regular discipline and intentionality, finding our own thin places every day for God to break through […]

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Journey into Peace, Part 2: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

November 10, 2015

Previously in this series: An Introduction to Peacemaking    Playing war was easily one of my favourite pastimes as a kid. I suppose that’s not uncommon, but I soaked it all up. When I was little, it was re-enacting Civil War battles in our living room and pretending any object imaginable was a gun. Or […]

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Journey into Peace, Part 1: An Introduction to Peacemaking

November 3, 2015

You may have noticed that I talk a lot about the idea of peace and the need for peacemaking for a while now—here, on Facebook and Twitter, in materials for our partners, in conversation… but I haven’t always been good at explaining what I’m actually talking about. This is important to clarify, because for the […]

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On Being Spiritually Cross-Cultural

October 6, 2015

A while ago, a friend in the neighbourhood sent me a Youtube video of an interview with a guru that he had found helpful in his spiritual journey. Because the interview was an hour long, it took awhile for me to get around to watching it. I finally made the time for it this weekend, […]

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“I Have a Husband”

September 29, 2015

“I have a husband.” As I sat in the cafeteria of the Borghese in Rome last summer, I noticed a woman at the next table over having an… “interesting” conversation with a man standing next to her. It took me a minute to pay attention. I’ll admit, I was a bit self-absorbed—I was tired of […]

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