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September 30, 2018
Reflections on Prayer
Walking a daily prayer practice is an important part of my Christian prayer life. I...
September 10, 2018
In the Presence of Absence: A Spiritual Ecology of the Transcendent
Holding a Candle to the Darkness We have all heard the story. Christianity, with its...
August 19, 2018
The Wounds of Christ
It is easy to feel distant from the person Jesus, a poor Jewish man who...
August 15, 2018
Recently, The Onion, a delicious news parody website, published a brutal headline. It read: “Biblical...
August 12, 2018
Is there sufficient reason to hope? As if hope were an equation, whose range of...
August 04, 2018
Just as the ocean and the shore are inseparable, we are a unity of body-mind....
July 31, 2018
Are Religion and Spirituality Incompatible?
Introduction I increasingly come into contact with folks who have a difficult time understanding why...
July 18, 2018
Dispatches from the Camino de Santiago: The End is the Beginning
Arriving in Santiago Falling to my knees, I found myself at an unexpected altar. I...
June 18, 2018
Dispatches from the Camino De Santiago: Settling into the Journey
But bit by bit, step by step, my heart has softened as my feet have...
May 23, 2018
Dispatches from the Camino de Santiago: Setting Off
A few weeks after I had defended my PhD and graduated from the University of...
April 30, 2018
The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and...
April 26, 2018
What’s in a Name? Ecological Literacy as Spiritual Practice
Back in 2011, toward the end of my master of forestry program, I began to...
April 18, 2018
The Wilderness and Wild Wild Country
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931–1990) began teaching publically in the 1960s. Bhagwan criticized socialism and Gandhian...
April 16, 2018
The Crown of Thorns
You cannot walk far in Vancouver without seeing the remnants of the Pre-European forest. Silent...
April 16, 2018
The Annunciation of Spring
Above the altar of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Saint James Anglican Church, where I...
March 22, 2018
Desert Spirituality for the Rainforest: A Lenten Pilgrimage
But once we decide to sit in the desert and let its subtle energies work...
March 08, 2018
A Tale of Two Ecosystems
As the Age of the Anthropocene ripens, debates over how to respond are raging. Behind...
February 26, 2018
The Shape of Water as Anthropocene Fairytale
[SPOILERS] I suppose it was appropriate to the theme that it was pouring rain as...
January 04, 2018
A Blessing for 2018
In this New Year, may we take the time to both be and become. May...
November 11, 2017
A Season for Kenosis (I)
To empty the self is to dig down to the source of the living waters...
October 23, 2017
On the Mass
There is a kind of 'surface tension' to the Mass. By this, I mean that...
October 20, 2017
‘It’s Always in the Desert’: Breaking Bad’s Anti-Spiritual Ecology
While Breaking Bad features many beautiful scenes of the desert. If Walt is an anti-hero,...
October 10, 2017
As the leaves yellow, fade, and fall. I am...
September 26, 2017
On Saturday evening, my Parish, Saint James Anglican Church, hosted a reconciliation dinner for First...
September 18, 2017
Antinatalism and Moral Equivalences
In a recent Grist.org post, the author displays a bar graph which shows in descending...
September 16, 2017
Watching ‘The Christians’ in Secular Vancouver
The other night, I went to see the Lucas Hnath play 'The Christians.' The play...
September 10, 2017
Redemption comes in tiny ripples, not crashing waves. Redemption arrives quietly like swallows—one or two...
September 09, 2017
Religions are Rivers of Life
“Religions are like rivers: they all flow to the same sea.” ― Elif Shafak, The...
August 11, 2017
On Sunday I took two walks. One before church and one after. The first took...
August 10, 2017
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