Instagram, Hashtags, and the Things We Communicate

There’s a search feature on Instagram which tells me that there are more than 40 million pictures tagged with the word “blessed.” They boast about meeting celebrities, getting a new tattoo, and finishing a morning workout with a protein shake. In our world, to be “blessed” is now equal to being famed, fortuned and favoured.…

on Spirituality

Spirituality is always in danger of self-absorption, of becoming so intrigued with matters of soul that God is treated as a mere accessory to my experience.  This requires much vigilance.  Spiritual theology is, among other things, the exercise of this vigilance.  Spiritual theology is the discipline and art of training us into a full and…

Barth on Prayer

“But theological work does not merely begin with prayer and is not merely accompanied by it; in its totality it is peculiar and characteristic of theology that it can be performed only in the act of prayer.  In view of the danger to which theology is exposed and to the hope that is enclosed within…

Things That Matter

Student Min: things that matterStudent Min: things that matterStudent Min: things that matterStudent Min Student Min Untitled Blog Post Name A shortened version of this reflection was published on Christcitychurch.ca. This one is the longer, non-edited version.  The Gospel is much greater, mysterious, and inviting reality than we normally conceive it to be. The world…