So here is a little more about me . . . .As the above tag line says, I am a Priest, a Writer, and Retreat Chaplain. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, a Masters in Divinity, and a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation. I currently live in Calgary Alberta with my wife and son.
I am the Rector at The Anglican Parish of Holy Cross. (www.holycrosscalgary.org), in the diocese of Calgary. When away from the church, I often find myself attending my son’s bowling competitions, reading books on Spiritual Formation, or living dangerously by doing crossword puzzles in pen. I was also a children’s magician for a few years.
My writing focuses on . . .
Besides my weekly sermons, I write for various platforms and websites. I am a main contributor at “Ministry Matters;” which is the Anglican Church of Canada’s blog forum. I also write frequently for the Companioningcenter.org; Crosswalk.com; RenovareCanada.ca; and Thoughts-About-God.com. My writing aims to help life-long, active Christians take the next step in their relationships with Christ. The disciplines of Simplicity, Silence, Prayer, and other formative practices often find their way into my blog posts. It is always my hope that that my writing inspires you, encourages you, but also challenges you to think about faith in a different way.
Retreats and Presentations
My own faith took new life when I first started to read some of the classic texts of Christian Spirituality. The works of Brother Lawrence, St. Francis de Sales, Thomas Kelly, and many others, speak of an active intimacy with God – an intimacy that can be maintained in all seasons of our lives. I have spent the last several years of my own journey attempting, as best I can, to live in this type of relationship with God, and it is this that I wish to help others discover. One can indeed practice the presence of God ! It is possible to live a devout and holy life. During this time, it seemed that more and more people were coming to me to ask for direction in their spiritual lives. I was also presented with the fabulous opportunity to speak at, and lead, several retreats. I am always profoundly blessed when people ask me to do this!
More information regarding the retreats I have lead can be found at the RETREAT page.