PERSPEKTIV | Bradley CB

Thoughts on God & Things that Matter...Sometimes
When in Texas…

When in Texas…

In Fort Worth, Texas for the Christmas season, we found ourselves sitting in the midst of the heightened gun control debate following the recent Newton shooting. We were trying to get to a pajama party at a museum with a special Omni screening of The Polar Express for...

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Bradley CB

Bradley is the Pastor at Open Door Church in Vancouver, BC. He’s engaged in his community as a theological practice of living and expressing God’s love. He’s a self-proclaimed thinker, feminist, progressive, and his own personal comedian.
Giving up Washing Diapers for Lent

Giving up Washing Diapers for Lent

My tradition doesn't really follow the liturgical calendar, and I've learned about many different Christian traditions after being involved in inter-denominational communities, like seminary and ministerial associations. That being said, I'm joining millions of other...

Teen Suicide & Glee: What can Christianity Offer?

Teen Suicide & Glee: What can Christianity Offer?

Do I have to admit that I watch Glee to write this post? It’s not my fault, but I might as well get something out of it if I have to watch it. Inevitably a show about a high school show choir, Glee, is forced to address major themes of hate, discrimination and...

Baby Names: a Prophetic Act?

Baby Names: a Prophetic Act?

Last week, my second son was born (more on that in an upcoming post), and a long and arduous process came to a conclusion: naming our son. I’ve known parents who didn’t finalize a name until they were asked in the hospital to fill out the paperwork, and I know others...

Transcendance of Music

Transcendance of Music

Sometimes I wonder about the manner in which the modern world has the ability to fill every moment of their lives with noise. It’s easy to do today, and most take the opportunity and run with it. The tv gets turned on in the morning, the radio on the way to work,...

Dirty Words

Dirty Words

Evangelism is a dirty little word. To me it’s a dirty four-letter word that Christians before me have used to drag Christ’s name through the mud, ruining the reputation of my church, my sacred texts, my God and many opportunities to genuinely reach out into my community.

Blog Facelift…Overhaul!

Those who frequent the conscientious objective will notice the facelift that has been given to the blog. A new theme, Duster, from WordPress has pushed me to opt for this more dynamic website-like blog style. A primary motivating factor was a new section designed for...

Cheapening Faith for National Debt

Recently, evangelicals have solidified their political seats next to right wing fiscal conservatives through a new avenue that doesn't fit the traditional social issues they lean on heavily. That issue? National Debt. As both mainline parties race to offer solutions...