Category Archives: Canadian Issues

Canada 150 or Canada 15000?

I remember Expo 67. I was five years old, and my parents put me on a leash so that I would not get lost amidst the crowds of people who gathered on Île Sainte-Hélène. I remember seeing some innovative movies … Continue reading

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Whose Land Am I On?

The following is a continuation of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. This is probably the most personal section. At a G20 meeting on September 25, 2009 the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, stated … Continue reading

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Canada and the Refugee Crisis: Part Two

This is the second part of a talk I gave on Ascension Day 2017 at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, on Canada and the Refugee Crisis. The first part was where I give an overview of the history and current situation … Continue reading

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Canada and the Refugee Crisis: Part One

I gave a talk on Ascension Day 2017 at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, on Canada and the Refugee Crisis. Here’s the first part where I give an overview of the history and current situation in the world today; I’ll post … Continue reading

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The Indian Residential Schools: Yes, It Was Genocide

The following is a continuation from my previous post and part of the serialization of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. Two issues arise immediately. First, was the operation of the Indian residential schools really genocide? After all, … Continue reading

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Unsettling Theology: Introduction

How do good people wind up doing evil things? How are Christians to deal with an evil legacy? Behind these simple, very general questions, is an actual story, and a very real theological legacy. Between the 1870s and the 1970s … Continue reading

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Seven Things Men Can Do after the Ghomeshi Verdict

It’s one thing to complain about the failure of the Canadian criminal justice system to adequately address sexual assault (especially sexualized violence against women). It’s another to accept that as a human being and as a male I have a … Continue reading

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