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Whistler Wedding Officiant & Pastor

If you or someone you know is thinking about getting married in Whistler, take a cruise over to my Whistler wedding pastor website to get a better feel for what I do and how I can best serve you on your wedding day!

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Kurt Cobain and Sainthood

Every now and again a new idea, band, or film comes along that simply doesn’t change how a genre is viewed or expressed – it creates a genre. Since 1991 and Nirvana’s release of their album Nevermind, there has been a musical flood of Seattle Grunge (as it was soon labeled) that grew up in [...]

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Dear Whistler, Thanks For Helping Us Step Off the Concrete

Before my family and I moved from the city to Whistler we had made a pretty good list of reasons why we should quit our well paying jobs with benefits, a future, and a Christmas bonus. But in the end the list of reasons didn’t really matter, what mattered was that we be where we [...]

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Speak To Your Own Generation

The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also – as the Quakers used to say – “speak the condition” of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only to himself. His message must not only be timeless but timely. He must speak to his own generation. – A.W. Tozer

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My Debate with Pride

Recently I found myself hosting an event here in Whistler during the 20th anniversary of Winter Pride, an 8-day festival of events & parties catered to the LGBTQ crowd and run by Gay Whistler. The event I MC’d was a debate featuring prominent members of the Pride community who had respectful and entertaining dialogue around [...]

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How to Destroy Community (OR How to Be a Hermit)

When my wife and I were first married we lived in very small cabin at the bottom of a mountain ravine with little sun and lot’s of privacy. We had a small wood stove to heat the place and, had I wanted, I could have fished salmon in the creek while sitting on our back [...]

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The Holstee Manifesto.

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STOP the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

I’m certain I have never used this blog to speak out against or for any political issue, ever. And while the videos below have political ramifications, at their heart is something I care deeply about, creation care. I’ve said before and I still strongly believe that Christians should be at the forefront of environmental stewardship. [...]

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9 Things An Action-Sports Crowd Can Tell Us About Church Crowds

The last 10 days in Whistler has been a whirl wind of activity, dust in the teeth, concerts, a patio DJ series, mountain biking, hype, pro athletes competing for big money, hot sun, little clothes, larger-than-Olympic crowds, and the normal nightly debauchery that seems to follow these kinds of events around. This was Crankworx, the [...]

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Mt. Slalok, BC & Stonecrop Glacier (Photos)

Every Wednesday night my home fills up with women which means that every Wednesday night I am no where to be found. Well, that’s not totally true; if you searched the local crags you’d find me there with my climbing partner trying to get as many pitches in as we can before dark. Over the [...]

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