Empathetic Evolution

    This post has to do with Evolution. I submit at the outset that I do not see Evolution as being at all incompatible with a belief in the bible or Christianity, although it does change some things. I also admit that my learning and conclusions regarding evolution are somewhat undeveloped and will readily concede that…

Micah

My usually  inconsistent entries have an excuse this time as my wife and I welcomed our new baby boy, Micah David, into this world at 9:01pm on Friday, April 30th. I am reminded by this sacred and thoroughly astonishing experience of two quotes: “Every child that is born is proof that God has not yet…

The Christian Front-line Worker: Part 1

    There are people in our churches who have experienced different faces of life than the ones that get acknowledged within our church walls. There are those who have worked not only in the “real world”, but in the real ugly world; that dark underside of humanity. There are certain professions which reveal to their employees…

The State of their Union

    I fear for the United States of America. I’m sure that there are many possible reasons that come to your head as you read that first sentence, and I may share some of them, but I have a singular fear that in my mind poses the greatest threat to the livelihood of what is still,…

Rapid Exit Graduation

I was asked to share about a little graduation ceremony we had for the people in our program. Here it is: For the past two months Hope Mission staff have been gathering for weekly Wednesday lunches. Each week a different department has led the event, with each adding their own particular flavour. From Todd &…

Into the Woods, into the unknown

  If, in the darkness, you see something in the distance stir, Don’t shine a light, don’t run away, Don’t squint your eyes.   Allow. Allow the stirring to form, the creature to move Allow the unknown inhabitant To displace the darkness as it pleases To reveal itself, or not, as it sees fit.  …

A Letter to Myself

Six months ago I was in Africa. While there, our team was given the assignment of writing a letter to ourselves six months from now. I received the letter in the mail yesterday, and thought I would share it here. It’s kind of fun to get a letter from yourself and to hear you talk…