About Me

It’s not that I think I’m particularly interesting… or maybe I do. It’s hard to say. Not because I don’t know the answer, but because, well, who wants to come out and say it?

I am a person with many interests and I’m moved by many things. This site is simply a collection of some of the portraits that make up me.

I am a husband and father.

I am a musician, a filmmaker (albeit a very amateur one), and an all round Art appreciator.

I love video games, sci-fi/fantasy books, movies, technology and, generally, all things nerdy, (I’ll also include philosophy and cognitive psychology in that list so as to seem a little more grown up… but who am I kidding?).

I am a pastor. I have placed my faith and hope in the love of God while living in the tension of paradox and uncertainty… I kind of like it there.

I am all of these and none of them, really…

…except for the whole husband and the father thing; kinda hard to argue with those.

I also might be a little pretentious.

Love, Shawn


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark Myles says:

    Thanks for linking to my blog, my friend. I appreciate your words. Whenever you’re in town, we should see if we could catch time for a quick coffee or something.

  2. iholdtheline says:

    Success! I’ve been trying to find like-minded people’s blogs for quite a while now, with little success.

    It’s too complicated to explain in detail, so I’ll just say that it makes me very happy to see Christianity embracing beauty. That’s about as general as I can make my current sentiment.

    But a Christian and a Peter Gabriel fan? I have a hard time finding that combination, especially in my circles. I’ll be reading your blog and occasionally challenging you, if you don’t mind.

    1. shawnbaran says:

      Sounds delightful! May I direct you to the “real” aren’t we going to sing carols, though? I spun off recently and started self hosting, but haven’t made that known on this site yet. Apologies for the confusion… and for the fact that you can’t find more Peter Gabriel fans in your circles. I know how that feels… Thankfully, I converted all of my friends and am no longer alone in my PGabes fandom 🙂

      Anyways, arentwegoingtosingcarols.ca is where I live now. Hope to see you there!

      1. iholdtheline says:

        Alright, I’ll check it out.

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