Storied is a podcast that tells stories about faith and failure. And sometimes it recounts stories that are so ridiculous that they seem more fitted to Monty Python than to real life. So, listen in to learn about the past, to enjoy a good story, and to know more than you did before. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here or Stitcher here.
If you have spent any time online or have attended a University, then you have probably run into the phrase Critical Race Theory. But if you are like me, you may not know what Critical Race Theory is. So in order to demystify the phrase and its meaning, I’ve written this short explanation. [Read more…] about What Is Critical Race Theory?
Canadians seem to lack the statistical studies that our neighbours to the South have. And this means we find it harder to understand our nations religious mood and sensibilities. Yet the Angus Reid Institute, Statistics Canada, and a recent study of churches in Southern Ontario provide fascinating insights into our nation’s religious sensibility.
Here are ten interesting statistics about religion in Canada. [Read more…] about Ten Statistics You Should Know about Religion in Canada
Christians tend to oppose the political left because the left often conflicts with certain key convictions of Christianity. For example, politically left-leaning people tend to advocate the possibility of a utopia, created on the basis of the perfect societal system.
But Christians maintain that apart from God’s grace humans tend towards evil. So, creating a utopia apart from God’s grace is impossible (but will happen at the second coming when Christ will rule). For reasons such as this, Christians find it hard to support politically left-leaning groups.
The alternative is often a politically right-leaning group. In the USA, the Republican and Democratic parties represent the two sides of the equation and many Christians gravitate to the Republican view of things. As the reasoning goes, Republicans believe in the centrality of the family, small businesses, fiscal conservatism, and the pro-life position. Consequently, Christian should support the right because it is right.
I understand this point of view. But I want to suggest that supporting the political right may not be any better than supporting the political left. [Read more…] about Why Christians Should Not Uncritically Support the Political Right
Jordan Peterson seems to be everywhere. From the Joe Rogan Experience to Channel 4 News, Peterson makes an appearance. And according to David Brooks, Peterson could be “the most influential public intellectual in the Western world.” So what makes him so influential or popular? Here are four reasons. [Read more…] about Four Reasons Why Jordan Peterson Is So Popular
Over the last thirty years, religious and non-religious alike have spent time thinking about what it means to be gay. And Christians have considered the question of, “Can someone be both gay and a Christian?” As one might expect, answers to this question vary.
Matthew Vines has argued that being gay is not a sin, and so there is no problem to being both gay and a Christian; he also argues that we should redefine marriage to include same-sex sexual partners.* Others argue that one can call themselves a gay Christian, but gay Christians cannot engage in same-sex sexual activity (e.g., Wesley Hill). Still others deny that Christians can claim the identity of being a gay Christian, although they affirm that some people are same-sex attracted. Finally, some argue that any same-sex attraction (and so a claim of gay identity) is sinful.
So who is right? While arguments from all sides are legion, Christians should affirm the sufficiency of Scripture to provide an answer. So let’s take a look at what the Bible says about the question, “Can someone be both gay and Christian?” [Read more…] about Can I Be a Gay Christian?