Following a musician’s lead in a distracting season

For a good part of the concert, I felt sorry for the musicians.  It seemed as if they were playing in a dust storm of distractions: squawking children, chatty adults, buzzing amplifier chords. But by the end of the evening, we had all, remarkably, been corralled into quiet, focused listening. It was as if a … Continue reading Following a musician’s lead in a distracting season

Engaging young adults in faith: possible or not?

Is Christianity becoming irrelevant to Canadian youth? That’s a big question, and one that I have been interested in for a long time, particularly in the past 10 years, as I’ve worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, an organization dedicated to helping young people think about faith. If I were to answer the question, based on … Continue reading Engaging young adults in faith: possible or not?

Head east to ease escalating temperatures

Toronto is packing heat this summer in more ways than one. I am glad to have left the escalating temperatures, the kind that causes the mercury to skyrocket and humans to explode. The online Urban Dictionary, when explaining this slip of gangsta slang equates it with carrying a gun, usually a pistol. It also does … Continue reading Head east to ease escalating temperatures