Religion VS Relationship

You’ve probably heard that neat little saying before, “Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship.” It’s true enough, I think, in the sense that as a religion Christianity is about forming a personal...

A New Year Is Nothing To Fear

I’m not angry. I’m not filled with hatred. I am filled to the brim with a sadness that I have not felt in a very long time. Election Night and the days after have left me feeling empty, lost and fearful. Let...

Pascha Of Beauty

Many years ago, I was a convert of the Eastern Orthodox Church and my favourite time of the year was the Lenten/Paschal season. It is a powerful and beautiful time to remember and honour the life of Christ;...

Preparing To Move Forward

No matter who you are, April is a transformative month. Winter has officially ended and Spring flowers have begun to bloom. April marks the halfway point of the semester for most traditional students, so they...

From Out Of The Ashes

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven;” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) There have been few moments in my life where I could feel my world change. Often, when I thought it should feel...

Accepting Grace, Forgiving Me

I hit my dog once. I hit the poor, little, Benji-type creature so hard that he actually cowered away from me. It wasn’t that I didn’t love him; I thought he was the sweetest little thing in the world, and he was such a...

The Road From Judgement To Freedom

There is no harmony between spirituality and religion. And the juxtaposition of clergy and scientists creates cognitive dissonance at its finest. But since the beginning of time, the meaning of life has been a thought...

A New Year Is Nothing To Fear

I’m not angry. I’m not filled with hatred. I am filled to the brim with a sadness that I have not felt in a very long time. Election Night and the days after have left me feeling empty, lost and fearful. Let me be...

Is It Foolish To Pray?

Some people might say that it is foolish to pray because they are uncertain that there is a God while others pray, but ask for imprudent treasures or for outcomes of irrational requests. So, is it foolish to pray? A...