Does Tradition Matter? What hipster coffee culture has taught me about Church

Those who know me, will know that I really like coffee. I can appreciate a good cup of coffee, and do so on a daily basis. But, one thing I really struggle with is that every time I visit what one might call a “Hipster Coffee Shop” I get the feeling that I’m stepping into […]

Worth It?

Last week over 700 teens and 150 volunteers from across Canada descended upon Kamloops. BC for the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering. The conference happens every two years in select cities across Canada and seeks to create an atmosphere where teens can encounter God, realize and develop their gifts, and build community with other Christians. […]

To the person who stole my wallet…

To the person who stole my wallet and the cash inside it: Firstly, thank you for leaving my wallet in a place I could find it, with all my cards and ID’s. You have no idea how frustrating it is to replace all those. Secondly, This morning you devastated me and I spent a significant […]

Where’s Is Your Treasure?

Luke 12:15-21, Mark 10:17-25 I was sitting in a room of other youth leaders at a conference this weekend. We were dreaming about the kinds of youth ministries we could start with an unlimited amount of resources and funding. As you can imagine the ideas were huge: “We could build a gym!” one person would say. […]

Re-thinking Student Internships

Many of us cringe at the mention of the word “internship” because it reminds us of a time in our life where we entered the labor force with the promise of no money, great experience, and excellent references; when in fact the position only required that we could sit still, listen, and memorize coffee orders. […]

Clay 2014

I had the opportunity to hang out with some incredible people this past weekend in preparation for the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering 2014 (CLAY). We met up in Winnipeg, MB to start prep and rehearsals with both the band and drama team, you can guess which one I’m involved with…. It was incredibly encouraging […]

The Walking Dead (Ephesians 5:13-14)

I’m going to say something that you may not agree with, and that’s cool, “People without God are dead.” What comes to mind when I say that? How many times have we heard that? It reminds me of the man on the street corner up on his little box shouting into a megaphone: “Turn or […]

(Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21)

When I cook. I don’t follow recipes. I put anything and everything I deem as necessary in the pot. Open up the spice drawer and let the spirit guide you and you’re dish will become and explosion of flavour that dances on your taste buds. I found that today’s epistle (Colossians 3:1-11) reminded me a […]