POP CULTURE MONDAY: Thanos and God pt. 1

Okay, I have waited long enough, I think, to do or say anything regarding Avengers: Infinity War. If you haven’t seen it, stop reading and come back later, unless you don’t care about spoilers or have already had it spoiled. *********************************************************************************** Thanos is the big bad foil for our favourite superheros, the Avengers (along with The Guardians as well), but… Read more →

Pop Culture Mondays: Is the past truly in the past?

I bring up this question about the past staying just that, the past, because of a recent incident involving Guardians of the Galaxy director and creative genius producer and initiator of the future Marvel Cosmic Cinematic Universe, James Gunn. Gunn was recently fired from Disney (who owns Marvel) for some Tweets he posted years ago that have resurfaced to throw… Read more →

Reckless Love pt. 4

This is a continuation of a blog reflecting on a sermon I gave referencing the popular worship song, “Reckless Love.”   A woman came to speak with me after the service Sunday night and she was more than happy to use the term “reckless love of God.” I told her, “good.” She understood the meaning behind it and the fact… Read more →

Reckless Love pt. 3 – A poignant thought and example

This is part 3 of a blog reflecting further on a sermon message I gave in reference to the worship song, “Reckless Love.” Please join in the conversation with your thoughts and reflections.   I was speaking with another person after the service Sunday night and this person has obviously had some bad experiences with love. He said that he… Read more →

Reckless Love pt. 2 Reckless But Committed

This is part 2 of a blog reflecting on a sermon I preached in relation to the worship song “Reckless Love.”   “Reckless, but Committed”   Consider, still, the question, “are we called to love recklessly?” I could make sense of such a claim. Like, for instance showing love to the homeless simply because God asks us to (see pt.… Read more →

Reckless Love pt. 1

Hey guys, I wanted to continue the conversation from last night’s Living Room with you. I hope you’ll engage with this blog. I’d love to hear some of your thoughts and reflections from last night.   There’s a few other things I wanted to express and put out there to consider that I just couldn’t fit into the sermon, so… Read more →

“What is Forgiveness?” Follow Up

Last night I asserted that Biblical forgiveness is drastically different to how the world sees and understands forgiveness. The world sees and understands forgiveness as something that only empowers the self: If someone has hurt me, it is taught, that forgiveness is important, even imperative, if I ever want to move on. So for me to forgive whoever hurt me… Read more →