A gem from the late Walter Wink

Finally getting around to reading Walter Wink, particularly his book Engaging the Powers. It’s an interesting experience b/c I bought a used copy in San Francisco that someone had already marked up and dog-eared. Then as I began reading it, the binding came apart. So now it’s more like a sheaf of papers than an [Read More...]

Video of a debate I did recently

This is a video of a debate I did with Pastor Mark Glanville in Langley, BC last week. After watching the debate, you can find the post-debate Q&A here. [Read more...]

Exclusive peek at new poem

Yesterday while filming at a homeless camp in Abbotsford, I spent some time chatting with Nick Zurkowski (pictured), who has lived outdoors for quite some time. Nick told me a story about how this past winter he met a man named Tom Mackenzie who was passing through town but had begun to display the early [Read More...]

Don’t be a chickensh*t(ter)!

Way, way back when I was in college, I spent some time studying family systems therapy, which was developed by psychiatrist Murray Bowen beginning in the mid-1950s. In a nutshell, family systems therapy, or the Bowen Theory as it came to be called, is a theory of human behavior that views the family rather than [Read More...]

Father’s Day weekend DVD sale

Free shipping at our Storenvy store. Enter the code “Dad” on checkout. Order you copy here. [Read more...]

Are we in bondage to a Book?

In a recent email exchange with Orthodox Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, he expressed concerns about the recent situation in Turkey (to which the Archbishop is slated to travel this fall) as well as his take on the the root reason for the conflict–Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s surreptitious attempt to institute Islam. The Archbishop sees this [Read More...]

This is not a pipe. (Or a painting of a pipe!)

Last weekend I had a wonderful time speaking and showing Hellbound? at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmonton, Alberta. While preparing a talk entitled Why What’s Clear to You Isn’t So Clear to Me, I came across the painting below by Belgian artist René Magritte. Called The Treachery of Images, I feel the painting is [Read More...]

How to get on the right side of history

A few years ago I made a serious attempt at becoming a day trader. Call it burnout, a midlife crisis or simply a desire to indulge a passion I’ve had since childhood, but I resolved to finally give it a go. So I did what I normally do when seeking to learn something new: I [Read More...]

A few thoughts on fundamentalism

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about fundamentalism in preparation for an upcoming project I’d like to do on Rene Girard’s mimetic theory. As part of the development process, I’ve been doing a series of presentations to help me workshop the material. I’ve never approached a documentary project in this way before. However, I’m finding [Read More...]

“Hellbound?” now available on VOD & DVD!

Today’s the day! Hellbound? is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Vudu. Also available for rent or purchase on Youtube movies and Google Play. And if you’re outside North America, you can buy or rent it exclusively on Vimeo-on-Demand. Here is your one-stop shop. Of course, the special features (director’s commentary, “To Hell and [Read More...]