My 10 Most Important Reads of 2021: #9 Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant

My Most Important Reads of 2021: #9Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant Practical and hard hitting, Think again cuts straight through the noise and tries to infiltrate the never ending conflict of “sides” with a secret weapon called humility. Knowing what we don’t know is a powerful toolContinue reading “My 10 Most Important Reads of 2021: #9 Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant”

My Top10 Most Important Reads of 2021: #10 The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone

It’s that time of year again when I start to look back before looking ahead, reflecting on my favorite and most important watches/reads/listens and engaging with my ongoing new years reflections on the year as a whole (i use a practice called Rosebud). I thought I would start with pulling out what I consider toContinue reading “My Top10 Most Important Reads of 2021: #10 The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone”

The Matrix: A Story of God With Us in the Incarnation, Crucifixion and Resurrection

This past week I watched the original Matrix in preparation for the release of Resurrection, the fourth film in the series. I was curious to see how it held up as it’s been a while, and also because I didn’t enjoy the sequels, and so the first one had gotten buried beneath my growing disinterestContinue reading “The Matrix: A Story of God With Us in the Incarnation, Crucifixion and Resurrection”

Encountering the Incarnation: God With Us Then, Here and Now

In a previous post I found myself in a place of pondering and wondering; asking myself not what it is that I believe but why I believe when it comes to God, humanity, creation and life. I reflected on how the older I get the less interesting the what becomes and the more crucial theContinue reading “Encountering the Incarnation: God With Us Then, Here and Now”

Why I Believe: Finding Presence, Hope and Mystery in Advent

A culmination of reading, viewing, listening, online and in person dialogue, and self reflection has had me thinking these past couple weeks about my faith in God. Not so much how it is I know God exists; the older I get the less interesting that question becomes on both sides of the apologetic fence, andContinue reading “Why I Believe: Finding Presence, Hope and Mystery in Advent”

Facebook, Meta, Change and Resistance

Reading all of these articles as of late about how the new augmented reality of Meta, Facebooks rebranding and refocusing, is going to destroy our world has left me with in a weird point of crisis. Perhaps a crisis of meaning. I’ve spent the last number of years using online spaces to speak about andContinue reading “Facebook, Meta, Change and Resistance”

Words, Labels and Identity- Feeling Lost in the Unsafe Spaces of our World

I find myself pondering this morning; As a socialist leaning individual, by which I mean where tension exists between the rights of the individual and concern for the collective I uphold the necessary value of setting my rights as secondary to the good of the whole, it is difficult to find space where I canContinue reading “Words, Labels and Identity- Feeling Lost in the Unsafe Spaces of our World”

Month in Review: Memorable Reads, Listens, and Watches for November, 2021

Movies Spencer (2021, Pablo Larrain) Spencer boasts a perfectly off kilter and eccentric personality befitting both its leading star and its subject matter. From the brilliant and immersive opening sequence, which sees Diana as someone lost in a world intent on containing her larger than life persona, we are introduced to this potential future QueenContinue reading “Month in Review: Memorable Reads, Listens, and Watches for November, 2021”