The Weekend of My Victori(a)ous Proposal

I am getting married. Or rather, we are getting married.         But maybe you’ve never met my wonderful fiancé (full name: “Daniela Amestegui”) so this might come as a bit of a shock. If it does, then bear with me. I’ll tell you all about her and how we met in another […]

Felix Nussbaum

The Many Ways the Holocaust Affected Me

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said “an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Never has this been more apparent than with the holocaust. The devastating effects of this horrifying spectacle of human depravity caused ripple effects across the globe. Even I, as young Christian from the West Coast of Canada, distant from the holocaust […]

Walter Brynjolfson at Canada park in Israel

2 Reasons why every Canadian should visit “Canada Park”

At first it seems like a regular old park in Israel, but in reality, it’s a destination every Canadian should visit, especially those who identify as Christian. Here are two reasons why it should be a top priority on your list of destinations.    Orthodox Easter in Bethlehem was in full swing this weekend and a few […]

How Meditation (and the Rosary) Saved My Faith

Based on my own experiences and what I’ve seen among compatriots, it seems millennial Evangelical Christians in North America (like myself) are particularly susceptible to getting caught in turbulent storms of philosophical and theological angst. Our frustrations, unrest, and a slew of other sentiments often lead us to deconstruct the beliefs we inherited from our parents. This process […]

Human Rights Activist Imad / Emad Abu Shamsiya

Sleepover with a Human Rights Hero

Simply by studying Peace Studies in Palestine I seem to find myself in all sorts of interesting situations. Sometimes they’re fun and lighthearted, like when I get to see all the amazing religious festivities, historical sites, and cultural celebrations in this amazing region. But other times you end up witnessing some of the most tragic and unsettling displays of human […]

Christmas Wishes from a Grateful Globe-Trotter

This post is intended to be a Christmas greeting for all the generous people who helped me as I traveled abroad; and a fun photo map for anyone whose interested. Dear friends, It’s crazy to think it’s already December and we’re drawing close to the end of the year. I reflect back on everything that […]