Day 3 – La Mora

Today began with a drive to the northern-central part of El Salvador, to a tiny village know as La Mora. The village is located in a flat area just to the south of a small tree-covered mountain and is surrounded by fields of various crops, including sugar cane and bananas. When we arrived at the …

Diving Deep

The brief amount of reading which I did about El Salvador before this trip encompassed half a dozen Wiki articles and some travel websites which recommended caution due to high crime rates in the country. Today, our first full day in the country, my knowledge has increased exponentially, alongside the heartbreak I feel about the …

El Salvador

Tomorrow morning I will be on a plane to Miami, then on to San Salvador, El Salvador to spend 10 days leading 18 youth in a service-learning adventure. I’m nervous, excited, and ready to escape the everyday life that I have been living. I’m going to try to write out some reflections while I’m there …

History

The more I read about the history of Christianity (and I’ve read a lot over the past number of years…) the closer the past feels. While the time of Jesus Christ’s time on Earth is literally ancient history, I find that it’s easier and easier to imagine what it was like. In my mind’s eye …

my porch in between bouts of rain

Thunder

thunder fills the air a growing roar in the distance building into a crashing like mile-wide sheets of aluminum hammered by men who are hundreds of feet tall   the sprinkle and tinkle of rain falling from eaves onto pavement and grass the world drinks in the life-giving water brown turns to green and green …

louderVIEW

louderVIEW Reunion, etc.

So it looks like my old band, louderVIEW will be getting together again in May. The gig is in Red Deer, AB. The date is May 12. Maybe more details to follow. I’m kind of excited to play a gig. I’m also excited to see Dan and Adam, two good friends who were lost to …

Piece-by-Piece

Year B: Third Sunday in Lent (John 2:13-22)  I wrote this for a class on Homiletics that I am taking at Emmanuel College where I am a student. The city of Jerusalem was packed, and I mean packed! Jews from all of the provinces and all directions were coming to the holy city to celebrate …

Head-Down

Year B Second Sunday after Epiphany (1 Samuel 3:1-20) This is a sermon I wrote for the homiletics class that I’m taking at Emmanuel College. The covers are pulled up around your shoulders, and your bedroom is totally silent except for the sound of your breathing. The grey light of morning filters through your curtains …