Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes

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.

Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:14

Is Buddhism Atheistic?

Is Buddhism a form of atheism? 

Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:35

The Three Faces of God for Atheists

Atheists can experience the three dimensions of the Divine? Hell yes they can. 

Continuing interview with Darrin, this section's on love of the enemy, within and without. 

Sunday, 09 December 2012 04:56

Darrin Drda Part I- Peril and Promise

An interview with Darrin Drda, author of The Four Global Truths

Friday, 30 November 2012 20:47

Agapros: On Valuing Both Agape and Eros

A critical issue for evolutionary spirituality. 

Monday, 12 November 2012 22:59

Free Market Philosophy is Not Integral

A criticism of a too easy equation. 

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:38

US Presidential Election Liveblogging

Liveblogging the US Elections. 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:59

What We Should Actually Celebrate at Halloween

A look at the roots of the Halloween tradition and what we might learn from them. 

Monday, 22 October 2012 23:45

Liveblogging: US Foreign Policy Debate

Liveblogging the third and final US Presidential Debate, on foreign policy. 

Saturday, 13 October 2012 16:45

Songs about Rain

As the rainy season begins in Vancouver, songs about the rain. 

For parenting month...what do we mean when we apply parental language to the Divine? 

Sunday, 30 September 2012 22:48

Four Taboos of Parenting

A funny and poignant account by a husband and wife of the taboos of raising children. 

Monday, 24 September 2012 02:34

Incarnation Not Embodiment

A look at the value of incarnation as a spiritual value over the more popular notion of embodiment. 

Saturday, 22 September 2012 21:13

How Do You Smile With Your Feet?

How does the whole body become like the face smiling?

Monday, 17 September 2012 01:22

The Inverted Pyramid of US Liberalism

Why do Democrats always put faith in a single leader to change history and politics? 

Friday, 14 September 2012 19:45

A Short Book Review: Rebuild the Dream

A short, to the point, review of Van Jones' new book Rebuilding the Dream, a manifesto for the 99% movement. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:42

Jeff Madrick on The Age of Greed

Jeff Madrick speaks about his new book The Age of Greed. 

Monday, 03 September 2012 21:11

The Biden Touch

A look at the gaffetastic yet ever underestimated Joe Biden. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:50

Transgendered Superheroes?

A look at the role of transgendered characters in comic books. 

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