I have never been to an atheist church, but I can imagine that I would have a good time. Their services seem upbeat and positive, and they are full of songs, socializing, and more often than not, comedy. For me, the most interesting part about these atheist churches is not the irony or contradiction of […]
It’s a curious thing how rarely a definition of the church comes up within the topic of church planting. It seems that us church planters are really good at talking about what we want to do, what we envision for our communities and for our cities. But we often stop short of defining the church […]
I remember the first few times that I went to Mass with my then girlfriend (now wife) Gail back in our high school days. There were some things that I grasped right away while others took me a bit of time. I enjoyed the music as it helped me to pray. I was always attentive to […]
I came into the Catholic Church in April 1993 and have been involved with youth ministry ever since. Currently, I am in my tenth year as the Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. We assist churches in their youth and young adult ministry through […]
Precursor: If you are reading this and happen to be a Scientologist taking a casual stroll through the paths of Google, let it be known that the author thinks Scientology is just the best. Really, it’s great, and really cool, and isn’t a cult or anything uncool like that, for real. And also I’ve never […]
Bloggers have blogged, academics have pontificated and authors have rushed to judgment in print since the release of Rob Bell’s Love Wins this spring.