Resisting the opinions and emotional climate of the crowd

Mark Sayers describes a problem that many people encounter: “We want the freedom and autonomy of radical individualism while being dependent on the opinions and emotional climate of the crowd.”* Do you see the tension? We love to think of ourselves as rugged individualists who don’t need anybody else, thank you very much.  Yet at … Continue reading Resisting the opinions and emotional climate of the crowd

If you follow Jesus you’re different—and that’s okay

If you follow Jesus these days that makes you… different. In 1961, 96% of people in this country identified as Christian. Less than 1% said they had “no religion.” That number is now 25% of the population. “No religion” is now the second highest ‘religious’ category in Canada.* Although 67% of people identified as Christian … Continue reading If you follow Jesus you’re different—and that’s okay