Making it in the Real World: Reflections from a Year Post-Grad…

A educated bachelor party

Eleven months ago today, I sat through a somewhat dull speech in a giant auditorium wearing an awkward square black hat, and bid farewell to my four-year excursion through the theater higher education system.  As is customary for such an experience, there was a sense of both relief and uncertainty. What's next?  Will a degree in the arts actually help me … Continue reading Making it in the Real World: Reflections from a Year Post-Grad…

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Your Beliefs: True or Just Convenient?…

Recent political events (I'll leave you to guess which ones) have left me fascinated once again with the psychology behind why we humans make the decisions we do.  While I do not plan to unveil the grand Oz of the universe pulling the strings of our minds from behind a curtain somewhere, I do wish to relate some … Continue reading Your Beliefs: True or Just Convenient?…

The “Secret” to Success that You May Not Hear in Church…

The Beatles in their younger years

Thanks to messages from pastors such as Joseph Prince, we’ve heard this message a million times: “Christians should be the most skilled, talented, successful people on the planet”. But I’ve objectively started paying attention to successful people, and have come to a shocking conclusion: most of the rich, talented, resourceful people in the world are not … Continue reading The “Secret” to Success that You May Not Hear in Church…

What an Andy Griffith Movie Taught me About Church…

There was only one class that I can think of that I abhorred during my time in university: Media and Society.  And this was not because the tests were hard, or the professor was irritating (though I did initially believe this), or even because they docked me a letter grade for apparently being absent when … Continue reading What an Andy Griffith Movie Taught me About Church…

What a Charismatic Mennonite Learned in Theater School…

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds. -G.E. Lessing You may have noticed this is my first post in a year.  This is because I suddenly had a problem with the name of my site.  Or rather, it had a problem with me.  It's not that I didn't have things to write about; it's … Continue reading What a Charismatic Mennonite Learned in Theater School…

Five Ways to Deal with Difficult People…

Picture created by Jan Tik under Creative Commons license

The guy who never cleans up after himself.  The girl who unloads all her emotional issues on you every time your eyes meet.  The aggressive person around whom everything is magically your fault.  The roommate who, without prior warning, decides that they're going to have their significant other in your bedroom five nights in a row. Newsflash: … Continue reading Five Ways to Deal with Difficult People…