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13 Reasons Why: Reflection #3 – Maybe there aren’t any good kids

After watching 13 Reasons Why, there is much to be said about this wildly popular and controversial show. I will attempt to share some reflections in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks. I will link to other articles as they are published. Be warned, spoilers and tragedy ahead.  Reflection #1 – Why […]

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13 Reasons Why: Reflection #2 – A World Without God

After watching 13 Reasons Why, there is much to be said about this wildly popular and controversial show. I will attempt to share some reflections in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks. I will link to other articles as they are published. Be warned, spoilers and tragedy ahead.  Reflection #1 – Why […]

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13 Reasons Why: Reflection #1 – Why so popular?

After watching 13 Reasons Why, there is much to be said about this wildly popular and controversial show. I will attempt to share some reflections in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks. I will link to other articles as they are published. Be warned, spoilers and tragedy ahead.  Reflection #1 – Why […]

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Table For Three, Please

It came to light recently that Vice President Mike Pence does not eat alone with women who are not his wife, nor does he attend events that serve alcohol without her present. Well, actually this was known back in 2002 but it has since resurfaced—you know, just in time to blow the whole thing up. Pence’s […]

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The Shack: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Shack is about to hit the big screen. With a release date only a few weeks away, a movie adaptation of the incredibly popular book The Shack: When Tragedy Confronts Eternity has brought the controversial best-seller back into the forefront of public view. If you are not familiar with The Shack, here is a brief summary of some […]

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Bill Nye Is Back to Save the World

I remember watching Bill Nye, the Science Guy as a kid just like it was yesterday. The theme song for that show was so stinkin’ catchy that it is forever stuck in my head: Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! I would credit the show with giving me at least a moderate interest in science, where otherwise […]

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Can Christians Smoke Pot?

With the stigma around marijuana quickly disappearing, and the movement towards legalization of not only medicinal but recreational use of it, Christians should be thoughtfully thinking about how they should respond to these trends. In the past, it was easy for Christians to denounce pot because it was illegal, and Christians are clearly taught in […]

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Canadian Teens: “I’m not the same person on Instagram that I am in real life”

It’s a changing world out there. The National Post came out with a new study focusing on the online lives of teen guys in Canada. The study set out to discover what the digital world is like for today’s young men. When I read the article (which is composed 90% of quotes from teenagers), I was […]

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Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World

Oxford Dictionaries recently announced that their word of the year for 2016 is “post-truth”. The term is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. In other words, it means that people are more likely to form their […]

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The Day Before All Hell Breaks Loose…Or Maybe Not?

Tomorrow is the 2016 election day for the United States of America, and it is expected that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be voted in as the next President. As a Canadian who has been able to watch this whole saga unfold from a relatively close distance without actually being in the middle […]

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