John Van Sloten
John Van Sloten is the pastor of preaching at New Hope Church in Calgary, Alberta. A former real estate developer, he's spent the past five years re-discovering an ancient/new kind of Christian message, one that hears God speaking through all things: the bible, the arts, sport, science, film, music, literature, history, nature and human nature. John just wrote his first book, The Day Metallica Came to Church: Seeing the Everywhere God in Everything (Square Inch, 2010).
In the past year, he's preached on many diverse creational themes including Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, the Large Hadron Collider, the film How to Train your Dragon, auto mechanics, investment banking, neurons, glass blowing, The Ultimate Fighting Championship, accounting, the World Cup, the Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey team (eh!) and more.