The Names They Called Me

Previously, we attempted to define deconstruction for anyone on a faith journey. Deconstruction isn’t for everyone. It can be disorienting, disheartening, distressful. I also want to say that deconstruction should be and may actually happen to everyone. It is a natural part of human developmental psychology and developing personal identity and resilience. Pretending it doesn’t … More The Names They Called Me


A little light Sunday evening musing for you. Overall, I’m writing today because I’m wondering if there is any church community locally anyone would recommend where I might fit. Friends and mentors have suggested I might seek a United or Lutheran church, or even Catholic. I’m Mennonite by culture and history, and evangelical by my life’s … More Deconstruction

The Prairie Thistle

Gardening Know How calls the bull thistle “…a free-seeding weed with a prickly demeanour and rapid spread”. I think they are beautiful. I can’t escape the metaphor dancing around in my thoughts about thistles, how I see myself and how I desire some of my thoughts on life to affect others. Here’s a poem I … More The Prairie Thistle


Back in November 2020 as COVID-19 cases soared in Manitoba, I shared about churches flouting pandemic restrictions. I aired some of my own experience of navigating theological and philosophical differences with my own local churches during the first six to eight months of the pandemic, using it and other sources to encourage critical thinking and … More #notallchurches

The Anniversary Post

This past month, we have arrived at a certain milestone as we mark – certainly notcelebrate – the anniversary of the arrival of COVID-19 in North America. Post-COVIDlife has changed our daily routines in many ways, or at very least has impacted the waywe see the world we live in and how we operate in … More The Anniversary Post

From the Archives: How the Weakest Minded Got the Loudest Voices in the Vaccine Debate

Published on March 11, 2019 on There is a shortage of moderates blogging and commenting online. A shortage of the tolerant, the kind, and the educated. This is because these types of people aren’t affected by hype. But the result is rampant unchecked negative, knee-jerk spreading of fear or stupidity. The antivax movement is … More From the Archives: How the Weakest Minded Got the Loudest Voices in the Vaccine Debate