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.
The J'box spins some of out favorite songs about superheroes.
What the religion of Jediism has to teach us about spiritual awakening.
A look at the short-lived cult classic 1990 live-action tv series of The Flash.
A look at the spirituality of aliens in I Am Number Four.
The spiritual implications of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.
A question about the role of activism in integral circles. A response to Tom Huston.
My top five neglected yet crazy awesome Summer Olympic sports.
A story of a profound healing I received as a teenager.
Jesus of Nazareth, master shaman and guide for our contemporary world.
A look at the dark side of sports as human tribalism through the lens of US college athletics.
What Bruce Wayne has to teach us about the shadow--embracing your inner fears.
A look at the BBC Documentary Playing God on the new field of synthetic biology and its spiritual and social implications.
Are vertical notions like development and progress helpful when applied to cultures?
A look at the BBC's Rev., life as an inner-city Anglican clergyman.
Slavoj Zizek (via Hegel) on zombies and why we need to be zombie-like in order to be free.
An exploration of being spiritually undead.
The J'box features The Zombies, a totally underrated 60s British invasion mod band, in honor of Undead Week.
An internet classic--a 50s style PSA on how to survive zombies.
Demetri Martin on goofing through law school. Part comedy, part stand up philosophy.