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Pop Culture Piety

Pop Culture is everywhere.  It is implicit in what we read, what we watch, where we shop, even our choice of what brand of coffee to drink.  Given this, Christ’s call to be ‘in the world, but not of the world’ can sometimes seem daunting to us. This blog will explore various topics within Popular Culture, and how we are called to live out our faith and ministry in these murky and ever shifting waters.

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Kyle Norman
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

Cancer and the cross

February 22nd, 2017

Last year, my wife signed her paperwork for Chemotherapy on Maundy Thursday. These are my reflections.

Love’s Prerequisite

February 16th, 2017

It is an individualistic and self-focused world that has made our love for ourselves a criteria for loving our Lord and our neighbours. Scripture, however, says no such thing.

Do it again!

February 8th, 2017

Yes God has created us. But God also sustains us, and so each moment, God calls us to be again.

Living beatitudes

January 30th, 2017

How do the Beatitudes speak to our life as Christians in this world that is so often turned upside down, and in which fear and hate seem to run wild?

Discipleship in 4 easy steps

January 20th, 2017

What does Andrew’s journey to Jesus teach us about our own Discipleship? Can our journey with Jesus be seen in four easy steps?

Recent comments

  • Janice Varga on Cancer and the crossKyle, I have just read your post and I was so impressed with the description of your journey that I…
  • Amy Cousineau on Cancer and the crossDear Kyle: This is the first time I have read your blog. I’m sorry (for myself) that you are retiring…
  • Roderic Brawn on Cancer and the crossToday I am suffering from a chest cold. I have to say it must be nothing like cancer. Nevertheless we…
  • Kate on Cancer and the crossWell written. As a survivor, I can tell you that it is possible to go through chemo without any nausea…
  • Kyle NormanKyle Norman on Cancer and the crossFred, Thank you for your openness about your own faith journey. I pray that you truly have a blessed observance…
  • Tom Mc Nair on Cancer and the crossThank you so much Kyle. I have been praying for you and your family and glad to read that Good…
  • Fred Matthews on Cancer and the crossRev. Norman, I once was part of another faith community and had turned my back on God. However, little things…
  • Kyle NormanKyle Norman on Cancer and the crossThanks Susan. It has been a hard year – but with the blessing of our family and Christian community, we…
  • Susan Walmsley on Cancer and the crossKyle, this is a powerful blog, I can relate to your struggles. Please know that you and your family have…
  • Isaac Pbuh on Living beatitudesSadly we see another politically partisan minister distorting God’s word to fit the Left’s deceitful and divisive narrative.