October 28, 2020

When I attended an Evangelical summer youth camp when I was 17, we had a theme called ‘couch potatoes.’ For those of us who spend copious amounts of time watching television, playing video games or scrolling through social media, it’s easy to allow ourselves to sit on the couch while not considering the content we absorb from the screen. Whether it’s watching or reading a news story, a kid’s show or even the latest season of our favorite reality-TV show,… Read more

October 25, 2020

In elementary school, I used to spend countless hours in the library reading books about space, the planets in our solar system and other celestial bodies. My favorites were selected books from Isaac Asimov’s Library of the Universe. I absorbed as much information on quasars, pulsars, black holes, white dwarfs and red giants as my adolescent mind could contain. Even as part of a mini science experiment assignment, I mapped out the changing positions of the stars in the sky… Read more

October 1, 2020

It has recently come to my attention that such terms like “Western Culture” or “Western Civilization” are seemingly rooted in white supremacist ideology, according to some activists I have engaged in conversation with. This catches me off guard, since I think I do my best to adhere to Christian principles which logically considers racism as sin. After all, the Bible states that there is neither Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in… Read more

September 25, 2020

    In the wake of the trending outrage over Netflix’s content, my family and I have decided to cancel our subscription. Some of my readers might be a little put off by what appears to be a patronizing blog post. The point of this article is not to guilt everyone into hopping a bandwagon, but to talk about the reasoning behind our decision to cancel Netflix and encourage those who may be considering a similar decision. 1 – We… Read more

September 11, 2020

< PREVIOUS PAGE MIKE GENDRON: “And he must now receive sacraments. He must confess his sins to a priest which is the sacrament of penance. And then he must be rejustified by doing good works, by doing penance (Man on chart struggles as he ascends and descends on the chart). Then he must maintain his salvation through sacraments.” The word ‘sacrament’ is a word used to summarize an act of faith, just like the word ‘Trinity’ is used to summarize… Read more

September 11, 2020

The latest Christian documentary on Netflix has arrived to dismantle the blight of Prosperity Theology that has taken Evangelical culture by storm. American Gospel is a much-needed message to shake up American Christians from their indifference towards a movement that manipulates vulnerable people into tithing with the false expectation of inheriting immense worldly wealth. Unfortunately, the strength of the message it attempts to convey is undermined by its gross misrepresentation of the Catholic faith at the beginning of the film…. Read more

September 5, 2020

A couple of tweets I recently stumbled across comes from a man who is a self-proclaimed Christian advocate for reason, individualism and capitalism. It reads as follows: First Tweet: God’s justice is relentlessly merit-based. Jesus is the ultimate Capitalist, and He would rather see you burn in Hell than give you what you need, unless you confess that you don’t deserve what you need from Him. If you hate Capitalism, you very likely will hate Christ. Second Tweet: If this… Read more

August 28, 2020

I’m sure most of us remember sometime in our adolescence being told by our adult role models that it’s not polite to swear. This would appear to be a seemingly easy task until our little worlds shattered upon hearing them accidentally stub their toe on a piece of furniture or strike their thumb with a hammer — and all the powers of the abyss manifested themselves through the guttural utterance of an unspeakable four-letter word, followed by awkward silence as… Read more

August 18, 2020

Ever since I was little, I’ve always had really bizarre dreams. Growing up in a rural farm community, I vividly remember having frequent dreams of running down the gravel road away from home in hopes to explore the world beyond, only to arrive back at the farm from the other end. In some ways, living in the same place most of my life almost made it difficult to imagine what life must be like outside of my old community —… Read more

August 13, 2020

As I write this, I must say that I did not always identify as politically moderate. I grew up in a fairly conservative household, remained relatively apolitical until I had finished attending Bible school in my early 20’s before I began to slowly veer to the left. As I explored the realms of feminist ideology and issues of race and gender, there were certain things I told myself I would never go back to believing as a conservative. But I… Read more

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