Category: Christianity

  • Living in return

    Living in return

    The first time I returned to faith was on a balcony in my medical school. I’ve returned a few more times since. This is what that’s been like.

  • The church’s fear of losing power

    Shortly after the US elections, I posted on a WhatsApp group I’m on that I feel sorry for any Christian who hasn’t seriously interrogated their faith in the last few years.

  • “Love your neighbour” doesn’t mean what we think

    “Love your neighbour” doesn’t mean what we think

    “Love your neighbour as yourself” doesn’t mean you can’t love yourself until you love your neighbour. Here’s what it’s really about…

  • Can you bring faith to work?

    Can you bring faith to work?

    Can we really keep faith and work separate?  It’s a question any person of faith has to deal with. I had to face just this question with a recent patient. Like a lot of patients who show up in the emergency room for psychiatric assessment, what she was experiencing was more emotional distress than definite […]

  • Mind your body

    Mind your body

    Mind your body: how did mind and body come to be split in our minds?

  • Let us lament

    Let us lament

    The world has always felt broken, if you’ve been paying attention, but this year feels particularly so. And in the midst of it all, I’ve come to find a deeper appreciation of lament. Join me.

  • Therapists are the new priests

    Therapists are the new priests

    Some say we all need therapy—but do we?

  • Two kinds of strength

    What do we mean when we say people are “strong”? What are we really saying?

  • Who is my neighbour?

    Who is my neighbour?

    Wanting to justify himself, he asked, “Who is my neighbour?” Luke 10:29 (paraphrased) This was the lukewarm response to perhaps the most profound words ever uttered. But, let’s be honest, it’s a response we’re all familiar with, isn’t it? Few of us, if any, have a problem with the idea of loving our neighbour. The […]

  • Can we all just admit life gets tiresome?

    A meditation on living with existential dread Death doesn’t make me as anxious as life—and living—does. And I know I can’t be the only one. Right? Right? I don’t know for sure if that’s something everyone feels. Like, I’m sure there are those who know of what I speak, but I’m not sure that’s everyone. […]