Month: June 2013


The Idea of the Holocaust…


When I was in high school, I was fascinated with World War II.  I took a class on World War II and I guess my fascination continued into college because I majored in history and I took another course on World War II.  I watched all 26 episodes of the...

Why Christians keep bugging you about Jesus.


I was walking down Granville Street in Vancouver yesterday.  There was a man standing on the corner of the busy intersection yelling things about Jesus in an aggressive cadence and passing out pamphlets.  Most people has a smile on their face as they continued down the street.  They ignored him in much the...

Warm Bodies: The Movie


I finally watched the movie Warm Bodies "On Demand"? Like the book, the movie, as social commentary, suggests the modern-secular self is already largely zombie.  Early in the story, R walks through the airport with a bunch of zombies sitting around or bumping into each other.  He recounts an earlier,...

Warm Bodies: the Book


You know you're an English teacher, if, when a movie is released, you buy the book.  The cover of my version of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion is the movie's poster, but the it is better than a silly romance which cover seems to suggests. The book's first-person narrator is R...

Praise Songs: Pronouns


Should we ban the use of he pronouns "you," "I" and "me" in our praise and worship songs? Of course not, but the songs we sing on Sunday are full of them and they shouldn't be.  They reveal how we understand God and others and the world, but they also reinforce the...

Praise Songs: Sound


I am totally cheating on this one.  I'm using a song that will not likely be sung in church. But I just have to share Josh Garrels with anyone who will listen.  His music is incredible.  You don't need to be a Christian to think so.  He's just good and...