Why I Changed My Mind: The Perils of Highway Charisma and the Megachurch

News of pastor Bruxy Cavey’s arrest, which comes after other sad news of his sexual transgressions, prompts me to take a more critical look on the liabilities of megachurch charisma. “Highway charisma” is my new term for the runaway power of personality fostered by megachurches and the technology that built them. … More Why I Changed My Mind: The Perils of Highway Charisma and the Megachurch

“She Supposed He Was the Gardener”: Misidentifying Jesus, An Eastertide Meditation

Mary Magdalene supposed the resurrected Jesus was the local gardener. Mary’s mistake can be our corrective, and a rich creation theology can keep us from the self-centred and earth-destroying idea that Jesus is all about the Big Me that has become the focus of our modern consumeristic world. Jesus was resurrected in his body, and that was as the first fruit of all creation. This is theology for a choking planet. … More “She Supposed He Was the Gardener”: Misidentifying Jesus, An Eastertide Meditation

Russia: Putin, Political Culture and the Weakness of Institutions

Guest blog from Dr. David Koyzis demonstrates that “a constitution will succeed only if it reflects the wishes of the people for whom it is written.” Read some background here to Putin’s autocratic regime, and note the role of traditions in constitutional development. … More Russia: Putin, Political Culture and the Weakness of Institutions

The Cross of Christ, Towering Over the Wrecks of Time: A Meditation Upon the Passion

A meditation for Passion Week. We have built monuments as proof; reminders of how ‘we’ as a nation have been forcibly forged in times of crisis. There are few things that Canadians would consider ‘lording’ over American neighbours, but Brock’s Monument on Queenston Heights, seen by hundreds of Americans daily, stands facing and pointing somewhat tauntingly at New York State across the Niagara River. It is here that the so-called, “Saviour of Upper Canada” is buried.  … More The Cross of Christ, Towering Over the Wrecks of Time: A Meditation Upon the Passion

Caught Up in the Fray of Clergy Sexual Abuse: Media, the Megachurch, and the Mess We’re In

The news of Bruxy Cavey’s fall from grace is bigger and more wide-spread than any promotion of his gift of grace, which was teaching Jesus’ Way with words. His moral failure has overtaken his teaching charisma, like many others before him. A media presence celebrating the end of religion that took over two decades to … More Caught Up in the Fray of Clergy Sexual Abuse: Media, the Megachurch, and the Mess We’re In

Resisting the Temptation: Bruxy Cavey’s Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

One of Canada’s most well-known evangelical pastors, Bruxy Cavey is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, as his chair of overseers publicly announced early in the week of Dec. 6th 2021. He has been placed on a leave of absence while an independent third-party investigation takes place. Some things to consider before you jump to any conclusions… … More Resisting the Temptation: Bruxy Cavey’s Allegations of Sexual Misconduct