I spent a good portion of my last weekend in a conversation about forgiveness. The conversation was with a group of young Christians asking about faith’s role in forgiveness and how we can live that out in reality. It tends to be a question that crops up now and again when people are being honest […]Read more "Forgiveness"
On Sunday May 17, 2015, one of history’s great TV shows finished. The brilliant, thoughtful, poignant, funny, deep, jarring…I’m running out of adjectives… Mad Men Mad Men, for those many, many people who haven’t watched it, charts a map of America through the 60’s as lived out by the creative director of the fictional Stirling-Cooper […]Read more "A Beautiful Mine: Mourning the end of Mad Men"
Let’s start from the start: Halloween has no place in Australia. It has no historic meaning or significance unless you work for Cadbury’s, Nestle or Allen’s. Come on. We were all thinking it. But now that we have that out of the way, let’s face reality. Halloween has become an easily marketable, attractive day for young […]Read more "Should I let my teenager go trick-or-treating?"
I’ve always been a lover of reading, but 2013 took it to a new height for me. I made a concerted effort to begin reading more books, to take more notes during them and to make that a priority over watching TV in my down time. Though I managed to do a bit of that […]Read more "My top ten books of 2013"
French philosopher Blaise Pascal was probably most famous for boring secondary students with triangles. However, he was also a wonderful Christian thinker. In his Pensées, his defense of Christianity (which I will not pretend that I’ve read), Pascal puts out an oft-misquoted idea. Within the heart of every human, Pascal says, is an “infinite abyss” that […]Read more "Visio Dei"
Hi there faithful blog followers. So my plan was to not post anything for a couple months, run up some stuff I’d pre-written and post it bit by bit on a new, freshly-designed blog that would be shiny and full of new information. Huzzah! That didn’t happen, or at least it hasn’t yet. And with […]Read more "Three Tips For Fasting"
Previously in the “YPM @ the Movies” series of blog posts: The Hunger Games I’m a big movie fan. In fact, I not so long ago wrote a way, way too long review of my top ten films of the 2011 film season. However, I moonlight in my day job (wait…daylight?) as an Associate Pastor […]Read more "YPM @ the Movies: The Avengers"