Brokenness and Wholeness

This is the second of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for further instalments of this wide-ranging interview to be published here over the course of 2016…. Continue Reading »

Healthy Religion

Not long ago I received an email from a young man who asked me how he could know which religion was right for him. It’s a question I am not used to hearing from people in their twenties or… Continue Reading »

Growing Together

A few years a good friend of mine decided that he no longer considered himself to be a Christian.  After decades of church involvement he felt that, since he didn’t believe the creeds or find the liturgy meaningful,… Continue Reading »

Soulless and Soulful Spirituality

Recently it has become fashionable to paint religion and spirituality with quite different brushes – religion being represented as dark and oppressive and spirituality as either benign or potentially life-enhancing.  As usual, reality is more complex.  While religion… Continue Reading »

Reconciliation & Transcendence

I recently had the great privilege serving as a delegate to three days of hearings and dialogue circles organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and occurring in the traditional territories… Continue Reading »