2 Causes of Deconstruction

2 Causes of Deconstruction

As many of you know, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur of deconstruction. My next book surrounds this topic. Deconstruction is so hot right now that white thought leaders are finding ways to monetize it, and fundamentalists are finding ways to malign it. You know...
Breaking News! Liberating Belonging Coming Spring/Summer 2022

Breaking News! Liberating Belonging Coming Spring/Summer 2022

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! I’m thrilled to finally announce that my next book is coming next year in Spring/Summer! I recently signed a deal with Herald Press to produce: “Liberating Belonging. Deconstructing and Reclaiming Christianity for People on the...
The Missional Movement is Overwhelmingly White

The Missional Movement is Overwhelmingly White

Written in June, 2019. Updated. While finishing my book (e-book only $2.99!) Thrive, the bibliography reminded me of overwhelming lack of representation in the movement. At one point there were ZERO authors of color in the list. There was one woman. In fact, despite...

3 Ways Churches Fake Success

Originally posted in 2015 and updated. The church in North America has lost profound influence over the past 50 years. That’s no longer a surprise to leaders. Despite watching the slow decline unfold leaders have either ignored the shift, or at best made attempt...
Choices: On Riots and Insurrections

Choices: On Riots and Insurrections

2021 started off with the proverbial “bang” as the world watched in horror as the riots at the US Capitol Building unfolded. We all had a sense of both dread and awe as we watched the unthinkable happen. For racialized minority, it was also a visceral in...
Epiphany and Life in 2021

Epiphany and Life in 2021

We are now in the season of Epiphany, one of two feasts the early church celebrated along with Easter. Epiphany marks the Gospel revealed to the Gentiles through the story of the visiting wise men. I’ve always found it peculiar the story of the Magi. Something...

My 2020 Recommended Reading List

We all had extra time to read in 2020. Hot on the shelves were books on justice and racism. I have a few in that realm, and a longer reading list over on my GoodReads profile. These are books I read last year, just over half that came out in 2020. Hopefully, you will...
Epiphany and Life in 2021

Advent Voices of the Marginalized

2000 years of patriarchy have undoubtedly diminished the powerful words of the two women in our readings. Today we will centre one, a voice that comes to us in the form of a song. “Magnificat anima mea Dominum.” It sure sounds better in Latin. Mary’s Song,...