Chris was raised in the US and now lives in Canada (having emigrated in via marriage to my beautiful wife). He's a Christian (Anglican) priest, holding a Master’s Degree in Divinity (MDiv).
Though a Christian and that lens ultimately is the one through which he sees the world, Chris has spent a number of years studying and practicing various practices from many of the world’s great religious traditions. He has written and thought a great deal about the relationship between religion, society, and politics in the contemporary world.
In the great debate between secularism and religion (as it is commonly understood and practiced) in our day and age, Chris feels like Leslie Nielsen’s Dr. Rummack in Airplane! When told that the passengers had the choice between fish and steak as their on-flight meal, Rummack responds, “Oh yes, I remember I had the lasagna.”
The fish of secularism and the steak of common religion will not do. Only the lasagna of post-postmodern religion will satiate. We hope you like Italian.
An interview with Thomas Hübl on shadow work within the context of evolutionary spiritualty.
A sermon on the topic of human language in relation to divinity and what a 6th century pseudonymous author has to say on the subject.
A reflection of last week's first ever in-person, facilitated, process Beams and Struts has run.
A look at French presidents through the eyes of relationship dynamics.
Against the worst sports tendency of all time--playing not to lose--as in seen in the Manchester City v. Manchester United match.
A look at integral theory and shamanism.
Why are fairy tales so popular on television right now? A possible shamanic explanation.
William Irwin Thompson on turning our electronic technologies into cathedrals of light.
What is going on with the Chinese Communist Party?
Two videos from Bonnitta Roy on modernism, postmodernism, post-postmodernism, and beyond.
A meditation for the beginning of Holy Week.
Audio and text of a sermon I preached on March 18th, 2012 at Christ Church Cathedral.
A dubstep inspired remix of some of your favorite pieces of classical music.
A review of Integral Relationships: A Manual for Men by Martin Ucik.
A sermon (audio and text) on Ash Wednesday.
A look at the paradox of self-development: it does not make us a better person but why you have to do it anyway.
Get to know, Shamash, ancient Mesopotamian god of justice and the sun.
A poem by the great Zen master Dogen.
Today we remember people murdered for their religious beliefs by giving out candies and Hallmark cards...WTF? A meditation on love as martrydom.