Evolution as Popular Opinion

Evolution as Popular Opinion

  This is a follow-up post from a few weeks ago where I had begun to discuss some of the wild convictions held in my earlier faith days, including some that stemmed from a Young Earth Creationist worldview. I figured I’d expound a bit more on this by sharing some thoughts on my relationship with the Creationist movement and where I’m at today. Some Context It seems the debate is old and worn out. It seemed to have really gotten off…

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“Beg Your Pardon?”

“Beg Your Pardon?”

My dad’s dad died last Friday. He was 89. Grandma and Grandpa had been married for almost 68 years, which in itself is a feat so rare today. He owned a garage and through it supported a family of 10 kids in Estevan, Saskatchewan (It’s a strong Roman Catholic family ;)). Ironically, I’m told, he was a lousy mechanic, not too unlike his grandson – but he liked “tinkering.” Sadly, I don’t have a great deal of memories with Grandpa,…

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My Son is 4.

My Son is 4.

  Cam turned 4 yesterday, which is crazy. The last 4 years have been probably the greatest of my life. Rhonda’s too, I think. He’s going to start school in the fall and so life will go in all sorts of new, predictably unpredictable directions. It’s an exciting time. I was reflecting back to when Cam was born–which is what you do on your kid’s birthday–before the incident in which there may or may not have been a fainting at…

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My War with Weeds

My War with Weeds

I just came in the door after mowing through 18″ blades of grass and weeds in our yard. So fun. We’ve been out of town for the past 5 weeks and came home to an embarrassingly redneck-level unkempt yard. The weeds are what get me the most, though. Last summer I spent 8 hrs one Saturday and 3 hrs on Sunday digging out dandelion after dandelion from our front yard. I think I counted somewhere close to a thousand. And…

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Wild Convictions of My Past

Wild Convictions of My Past

When I entered the Christian faith as a teen, I held some pretty wild concepts in my head. It is almost comical now – no it is comical – when I step back and look at what I believed and how those beliefs were shaped. We probably all do this, I think. It’s humbling, which is good and necessary for us. The Creationist movement was pretty instrumental in bringing me to some kind of legitimate Christian experience and so I…

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