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.
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The initial piece in an on-going series examining the flowering of 90s retro in the 2 Zero 10s.
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A BBQ-inspired meditation on fire as a form of contemplation and a source of profound metaphors for the spiritual life.
A self-portrait by Antonio Mancini (circa 1880).
OK Go sing the Muppets Theme Song with the Muppets. One word: Epic.
The path of therapy, healing, and self-awareness on television.
For the next two weeks, Beams and Struts will redeem our favorite lost in the shuffle posts from the last year.
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A roundup of various perspectives among liberals on the debt deal and assessments of President Obama.
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Here we go again. More from the one and only Weird Al.
The Jbox tonight features a 4 decade retrospective of the work of a singular comedic and musical genius: Weird Al Yankovic.