Re:Understanding Sin

What really is sin? This is a question that I have been contemplating for awhile now in my attempt to deconstruct... For me growing up I was taught that sin was "anything you think say or do that displeases God" ...that is as generic as it gets and it pathetically fails to take into account... Continue Reading →

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Five-Hundred Years Later; Still, 95 Reasons Why…

This October 31st marks the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In the same spirit that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the doors of Wittenberg Chapel, we offer this list of offences. This list has been compiled by numerous Pastors, Professors, Authors, Church leaders and followers of Jesus Christ, across North America. This group consisted of... Continue Reading →

My Ministry Regrets…

The following is my personal regrets in regards to pastoral ministry over the past 10 years, mixed with a bit of satire. Theses regrets do not reflect on one specific church or congregation but are rather a summary of my feelings. These regrets are not meant to be taken personally, unless a personal reference is made.   I... Continue Reading →

Following Jesus is ALL about Freedom

Since my last blog post, several of you have asked me to expand on what the difference between being a "Christian" and "following Jesus"? Like I said, some may see this as semantics but there are several crucial differences. First and foremost, it starts with correctly understanding the implications of the atonement. Mainstream evangelical theology... Continue Reading →

Why I am no longer a Christian.

I have been on a journey over the past several years.  This journey has been instrumental in shaping my theology and understanding of life.  As some of you know, I have endured many different struggles and hurts. I have been broken, betrayed, threatened and abandoned. I've had people lie to my face. I've been judged... Continue Reading →

 Do Not Resuscitate: The Death of Evangelicalism

"We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. This breakdown will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and it will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West." --Michael Spencer, 2009 To be clear evangelicalism is just one of the dozens of versions... Continue Reading →

“Un-Focusing” on the Cross

"It is all about the cross!", the preacher declared from the pulpit, sweat dripping from his brow as he thrust his finger towards the 8 foot tall crucifix that stood plastered to the back wall of the church. He closed his rant by stating, "you don't understand love unless you learn how to love the cross, who... Continue Reading →

I Wish More Churches Focused On Confirmation

My spiritual formation has been a "chop-suey" of evangelical traditions and cultures. I was raised in a conservative Chinese Church, where people tried their best to raise us (the millennial generation).  Children's and Youth ministry was a mix of "trial and error" and "grass root" movements, which were impactful nonetheless.  Were they perfect? No, but... Continue Reading →

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