Married for 17 years to my high school sweetheart, Karen, the love of my life!
My ecclesiastical journey began in the Salvation Army tradition where the basis of my Christian faith was established. During my later teenage years, however, I became involved in a local Pentecostal congregation. Since then, I have served in a number of Pentecostal churches, spent almost three years as the Associate Director of Admissions in a Canadian seminary.
Some of my favorite authors are those who have made indelible impressions on how and what I believe, live and see the world. They include, but are not limited to, Clark Pinnock, Stanley Grenz, Greg Boyd, Donald Bloesch, Amos Yong, Roger Olson, Scot McKnight, and N.T. Wright.
As an Evangelical (post-conservative), I have developed a special affinity for writers/communicators who have a more centered-set approach to theology and its relationship to life, as opposed to a boundary-set approach that distinguishes between those who are either in or out. My basic approach to belief is that there will always be theological diversity within Christianity, but what holds us together and makes us one is far greater than what divides. While we should never ignore or downplay the diversity, we should always seek to forge a way forward, together, through the common bond of our union with Christ, through the Holy Spirit.
I enjoy reading, writing and helping others develop a passion to better understand and live out their faith in the world. I’m also a member of The Word Guild and the 2012 winner of the Canadian Christian Writing Award in the category of article-review.
The primary purpose of this blog is to offer reflections, reviews, and responses to various biblical and theological ideas that have shaped and are shaping the contemporary landscape. Most of my time will be spent thinking and writing about topics within the North American and Canadian contexts.
Join me on the journey and let’s do our best to encourage, strengthen, and equip the Church to become a more effective and holistic witness to Jesus Christ all around the world!
Bachelor of Theology – Master’s College & Seminary, Peterborough, Ontario
Master of Theological Studies – McMaster University (Divinity College), Hamilton, Ontario