About me
My name is John, and I'm the husband of one amazing woman, Heather, and the father of 4 strapping boys and 1 sassy-sweet princess.  

I became a Christian when I was 16 years old when I began examining the claims of Jesus of Nazareth.   I have found Him to be utterly  satisfying, both spiritually and intellectually.   It is not always the easiest thing to be a follower of Jesus, but it is never dull and always an honour.  Honestly, where else can I go?

I received a BA in Philosophy at Texas A&M University, as well as a MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary-Jackson.   Professionally, I am a pastor in Calgary, Alberta, with New City Church.  I have previously served with Reformed University Fellowship for twelve years at Belhaven College, at Texas A&M, and in Trujillo, Peru with Peru Mission

Politics?  "There is another king, one called Jesus" - Acts 17:7
“Jesus Christ is Lord. That is the first and final assertion Christians make about all of reality, including politics. Believers now assert by faith what one day will be manifest to the sight of all: every earthly sovereignty is subordinate to the sovereignty of Jesus Christ. The Church is the bearer of that claim. Because the Church is pledged to the Kingdom proclaimed by Jesus, it must maintain a critical distance from all the kingdoms of the world, whether actual or proposed. Christians betray their Lord if, in theory or practice, they equate the Kingdom of God with any political, social or economic order of this passing time. At best, such orders permit the proclamation of the gospel of the Kingdom and approximate, in small part, the freedom, peace, and justice for which we hope.”
~ Richard John Neuhaus, quoted by D. A. Carson in Christ & Culture Revisited (Grand Rapids, Mi.: Eerdmans, 2008), 203.

About this blog
The title of the blog comes from the lyrics of song by Canadian folk-rock guitarist Bruce Cockburn, "Lovers in a Dangerous Time."
Don't the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One day you're waiting for the sky to fall
And next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

These fragile bodies of touch and taste
This vibrant skin this hair like lace
Spirits open to the thrust of grace
Never a breath you can afford to waste

When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you're made to feel
as if your love's a crime
Nothing worth having comes
without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight
U2 refers to this line in their song, God Part II:
"Heard a singer on the radio late last night / He says he's gonna kick the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight."
I started this blog in 2008 as many blogs do:  a place to post random thoughts, interests, and rants.  Now, its focus has narrowed to my interests in apologetics and viewing all of life under the lordship of the King of kings and Lord of Lords.