Dead Rituals and Rancid Steaks

Dead Rituals and Rancid Steaks

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my faith journey and shared about a point in life (in my late 30s) where I began to miss some of the rituals I grew up with. I thought back to my First Communion and what a huge event it was in my life. And the party we had in our...
The Most Mennonite Church in Ithaca

The Most Mennonite Church in Ithaca

Today is the final post in this series on the various stream of the Christian Church. And we are going, to begin with, a bit of inside baseball. 4 Streams After the Reformation, 4 distinct streams branched off from the Catholic Church, Anabaptist, Anglican, Calvinist,...
That Minute When I Was An Anglican

That Minute When I Was An Anglican

So far in this series, I’ve shared a bit about the various stops where my faith journey has taken me:- the Catholic Church- Mainline Protestant (United Methodist)- Pentecostal/Charismatic/Third wave (here, here and here)- And Evangelical Clearly, there is some...
The Same, But Different, Sort of

The Same, But Different, Sort of

Of all the posts detailing my spiritual journey, this will be the most disjointed…the why should be clear as you read along. Of the various streams of the Christian faith that I have been part of, Evangelical is in some ways the broadest and in others the most...
I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

In the previous post on my journey through various faith traditions, I mentioned that while I was still leading an Assembly of God Ministry (Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at Cornell University), I was not attending an AG church*. Timeline: 1997 to 2012 (*side note:...
You May Be Wrong…For all I know, You May Be Right

You May Be Wrong…For all I know, You May Be Right

(I’ve found myself using song lyrics or titles for blog posts lately…this is from one of my favourite 8-tracks in the ’80s) Answer a few questions for me: If it isn’t hot, it is: _____If it isn’t black, it is: _____If it isn’t north is must be:...