I've received a number of queries from non-Anglican, non-church-type friends asking what the recent kerfuffle in Canterbury is all about. Here's my best shot at explaining a complex situation in simple terms.... There are about forty countries in the world that have church denominations with specific historical and cultural links to the national church of … Continue reading Anglican Fudge
About a week ago, walking to Safeway to do a bit of grocery shopping, I passed Abbotsford City Hall and noticed a rainbow flag flying alongside those of British Columbia and Canada. "Oh yeah, when is that Pride event anyway?" I had read something about it on the website of the local newspaper, but not … Continue reading Marching for Jesus in the Pride Parade
Pornography is famously hard to define but, whatever it is (and we all know it when we see it), it is hardly something new or more prevalent today than it used to be. If you believe that it is, you need to take a refresher course in art history or anthropology. Go visit the Larco … Continue reading Porn – 4 strategies for dealing with it.
Do you remember the one where Joey gets a Man Bag? I do. I was remembering it all the way to the check-out counter at the department store. If Joey didn't succeed in making his effeminate bag socially acceptable, what do I think I'm doing...? Well, I now have my own. A Man Bag with … Continue reading Murse
There we were, Evan - Sarah's boyfriend visiting from Canada - and I, watching late night TV as we downed our Heinekens and vegged-out on the living-room sofas. On the screen a young man sits in the male-only sauna reading the newspaper. Soon he notices he is sitting next to a small air vent. Out … Continue reading Caught
In my first year after high school I lived in Corvallis, Oregon, attending a small Bible school and working part-time at Bob's Burgers, a small Oregon-based fast-food chain, now defunct. One day I was at the front taking orders and received as payment for a milkshake a 1928-issue two dollar bill in pristine condition. Two … Continue reading Two dollar bill