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Carl’s Bio

I find it difficult to write about myself. It feels weird. Yet I must, for while the internet is an amazing tool for information sharing and networking, it lends itself to a culture of anonymity and hive-thinking – a digitized “big mush.” Hence, you don’t need to show yourself. Anonymity is “safe” and easy. But to remain in the big mush isn’t productive: Although we may loosely connect in a game of digital peek-a-boo, there’s no quality. Therefore, I need to post some type of bio, brief as it may be.

Another reason I’ve been averse to writing a bio is the sense of sterility. Bios are boring. Everything tends towards categorization, with a mind-numbing yawn at the end. And yet some type of format is
necessary. So at the risk of losing you to drowsiness, here’s my categorized bio-sheet.

Family: Married to my best friend, Leanne, in 1989. We met at Bridal college – er, Bible college, and we got hooked-up as a joke. Some individuals in college liked to play the match-up game, so at the urging of a mutual friend, Leanne and I pretended to be interested in each other. Oh, it got the match-makers talking. But at the end of the semester we realized that the joke was on us. We’ve been having fun ever since.

We have two children: A son and a daughter. While we have enjoyed each stage of their young lives, the time is passing too quickly. In a flash they’ll be adults.

Leanne home-schools our children, is involved in church activities, volunteers for a community arts festival, enjoys curling, and works as a casual employee at a personal care facility.

Education: High-school interfered with my education, so I quit. This isn’t something I recommend, yet it was the path I traveled and I have no regrets. As mentioned, I did attend a Bible college (Steinbach Bible Colleg) where I attained an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies (it was called a Diploma back then). In the last few years I have received two honorary doctorates in response to my published essays – a nice mark of recognition from a group of conservative Christian scholars. Today I read, read, and read. This has led to the creation of a reasonably-sized personal library. Finally, when possible I attend conferences, summits, and forums on an array of international issues; from global governance to transhumanism, from mining and petroleum to climate change, from interfaithism to major social trends, and so much more.

Listen, ask questions, provoke discussion.

Occupation: Writer, researcher, and conference speaker. Besides editing Forcing Change, my articles and essays have been published by…

- Icfai University Press, A Single Global Currency: Perspectives and Challenges (An anthology that contains my essay “Critical Thoughts on a Single Currency”).

- The August Review.

- Hope For The World Update.

- Worldview Times.

- Crossroad.to.

- Ankerberg Theological Research Institute.

- Science and Public Policy Institute.

- Free Market News Network.

- Raiders News Network.

- Eco Logic.

- Christian Citizen USA.

- and many other outlets…

Radio interviews include Steel on Steel, Worldview Matters, Radio Liberty, Understanding the Times, Francis and Friends, TrueNews, and a number of others.

Speaking engagements and conferences: Worldview Bootcamp, Millar College of the Bible, Freedom 21 (2001), Westman Bible Conference, Winnipeg Prophecy Conference, Red River Bible and Prophecy Conference, plus numerous churches and other venues.

My occupational background includes highway surveying, resource coordinator for a community health-care program, Director of Research for a Christian-based publishing outfit (Gary Kah’s Hope For The
World), and casual landscaper and farm-hand (I grew up on a grain farm).

For Enjoyment: When I can… metal detecting, snowshoeing, skiing, motorcycling, off-roading, paintball, hiking and exploring (get off the trail!), rock hounding and mineral collecting, canoeing, road trips (exploring by car), fishing, chess, reading (for light reading I enjoy travel journals), and walking. I used to trap – yes, fur bearing animals – but sadly I haven’t done it in years and years.

How Did I Get Here?: How did a farm-boy end up writing and speaking on worldview issues? Now that’s a long story… for another time.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Watching and Waiting permalink
    February 20, 2011 2:05 pm

    I find the absence of a testimony of personal relationship with Christ rather puzzling.

    • February 28, 2011 2:58 pm

      You’re right. I looked again at that page and realized my posting didn’t include this aspect. I will rectify that soon – although it will be brief – and I’ll fix the spelling errors on the page as well!

  2. Tracy permalink
    April 1, 2011 6:23 pm

    Carl:
    I just stumbled upon you. Reading your Bio I wondered if you ever met a Woman Joan Veon in your Travels, Conferences Etc? Her Website is womensgroup.org if you are not sure. She has gone to be with the LORD now but was just wondering if you 2 had the honor of meeting one another. She would have been fascinated with your work/writings. Thanks, Tracy

    • April 4, 2011 9:12 am

      I never met Joan in person, but we did talk over the phone – comparing notes and discussing our experiences at different events.

  3. February 11, 2012 10:41 am

    I only wish The Gaspee Gazette http://gaspeegazette.wordpress.com was half as good as your blog. I am going to link to you and start letting my small following know about your writing. Thank you for all you do.

    • February 12, 2012 8:29 am

      Neal, thank you for your kind words. The Forcing Change blog is simply a small extension of the Forcing Change journal.

  4. June 11, 2012 10:27 pm

    Hi Carl,
    A long time ago in Sunday school I mentioned the Mauro Centre at the U. of M and I just wanted to give you the web site.

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