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. […]

God Speaks Through Difference

Acts 6:7-12,  7:1-2, 51-58    As we continue our way through Acts, we’re starting to understand the story of the early Christians better. News of Jesus’ death and resurrection was spreading. But, the good news wasn’t good news for all. It was bad news for anyone in power, for anyone who abuses the weak and it […]

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 […]

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 […]

God is Stalling for You

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you’re not supposed to be doing what you’re doing? Like when you’ve got an exam you should be studying for but Breaking Bad seems so much more appealing? Or perhaps you’re like me and instead of cooking a healthy meal at home, McDonalds seems so much easier and […]

The (un)Familiar Road

Have you ever been driving on a unfamiliar road and thought that maybe there was a shortcut or faster route? I tend to subscribe to “all road lead to Rome, or wherever I’m headed”. There’s one great story where Selina and I were heading to Nova Scotia to visit her family for Thanksgiving last year. […]

(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 […]