Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My name is Shawn. Welcome to my new blog.

I am a follower of Jesus living simply with my spunky wife and precocious twin toddlers in the heart of Edmonton, the frozen capital of Alberta, Canada. I like punk rock and roots country. I am tattooed, branded, and bespectacled. Social injustice and oppression move me. I believe the world can be a better place, and intend to participate in seeing this become so.

I want to directly interrupt and frustrate the building of the world's walls, actively steal the materials, and use them to participate in constructing bridges.

I pastor a small church of wretched scoundrels and thieves, myself the worst of them. We represented punks and plumbers, hipsters and anarchists, alcoholics and straightedge vegans, artists and addicts, physicists and electricians, straight and otherwise, immigrants and the disabled, charismatics and conservatives, now rescued from ourselves and redeemed to true life by our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

We are a crew of scallywags sailing through life together under the flag of the cross, the slaughtered lamb our King. We are all equals both in our skullduggery and our salvation. Our lives are forfeit to true justice and peace. Our hope is for heaven on earth.


In May of 2012, I began reading and writing about the New Testament. I write about a chapter a day, five or six times a week. In one year, I will have written about every chapter in the New Testament. I'm sharing this journey with my church.


  1. I love how you introduce yourself and your church, Shawn. Felt very moved to witness what you said and you bringing this out for everyone to read... Thank you.

    1. Thanks Lady K. What brought you around to read it?

  2. I know of you through the Occupation. I've met you in person a couple of times, and have really enjoyed what you have had to share... I wanted to hear you and read what you had to say... Again, I give thanks .