Trevor grew up in Victoria, BC. He did a double undergraduate degree in philosophy and environmental studies at the University of Victoria, and then did a graduate degree in philosophy at Brock University. He's currently attending the Vancouver School of Theology, with the intention of going into ministry in the United Church of Canada. As a chef by trade, he has a passionate interest in food and in supporting the development of a post-industrial food culture. He also has a passionate interest in evolutionary spirituality, and how the Christian tradition can live anew within this emerging worldview. His major areas of writing interest for Beams and Struts include philosophy, culture, food, sports, spirituality and the environment.
All things must pass, Beams edition.
A roundup of resources on how we get there from here.
Our final segment with Darrin, looking at moving "from the hole inside, to feeling holy inside".
An interview with Darrin Drda, author of The Four Global Truths.
Notes on the age of diversion and the growing thaw.
From Sam Harris to Socrates, from John Keats to Martin Heidegger, some notes on the importance of death for life.
Themes of joy, rebellion, conflict and praise are all touched upon in these songs involving parents.
A look at a pair of frequent characters in contemporary life.
Songs of gratitude on a Canadian thanksgiving.
Notes and reflections on the this summer's community seminar.
Is America like the Roman Empire? In what ways?
A meditation on the crossroads and the leap of faith.
Introducing a new long term food project at Beams, and how to make veggie stock to boot.
A look at the sources of fear and anxiety- and our responses to it- in the postmodern age.
A photo tour of the beautiful natural landscapes found in the southwest of the United States
A story of what happens to rock and rockers when there's no meat on the bone.
From the Big Bang to Genghis Khan and beyond, a few resources for understanding the epic story of cosmic and human history.
A look at a TV series that's skewering some of the less savoury aspects of postmodern culture.
Who's that bangin on my door? Oh s*@t, it's the SWAT team!
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