Pop Culture Piety
I am a priest in the Diocese of Calgary, serving the wonderful people of Holy Cross, Calgary. I watch reality television, I drink Starbucks coffee, and I read celebrity gossip columns. I am also a magician and often use magic tricks to teach the children at church the lessons of the Bible. I believe that God is present in intricacy of our lives, and thus I believe that Pop Culture can provide intriguing lessons, examples, and challenges for our life of faith.
Recent blog posts
June 17th, 2013
For many, the forced and over-the-top manner in which theological imagery was imputed into the movie is both ridiculous and absurd. After all, the Christian belief in Jesus is not a belief in a superhero.
June 10th, 2013
The culture’s sexualization of young women begins with the culture promoting the supremacy of the princess to young girls. Toddlers and Tiara’s is a prime example of this.
June 3rd, 2013
Now, some may see that faithful online presence necessitates the endless quoting of Bible verses and praise-songs. But is that solely what it means to have a Christian presence online? Is our Christian presence simply limited to the times where we post some religious shtick?
May 27th, 2013
Now I am not suggesting that we start handing out Anglican Gold Cards, or enter into the process of ‘after 12 tithes you get the 13th free!’ Yet when is the last time that we offered a ‘thank-you’ for the individuals who attend our churches?
May 13th, 2013
if I see the times of worship, meditation and quietness as places where I miss out on the latest pop-culture gossip, then the opposite must hold true as well; Filling up my free time with these things means that I possibly miss out on the grand things of God which can be found in stillness and quietness. In the rush to social media and celebrity gossip, could I be effectually leaving myself deaf to God’s voice?