Same Team

June 24, 2019
So our two oldest kids are involved in sports, not because they inherited athletic genes and powers from their parents (duh), but because my wife and I feel like physical activities and social interaction at their young ages (8 and 6, respectively) can't hurt. One of my earli...

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Epiphany

June 24, 2019
Epiphany It had been a head spinning couple of days for Jesus.  Last week’s gospel recounted the story of Jesus preaching in his hometown and facing a, well, hostile response.  It’s not every day that the people who watched you grow up from a little...

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What is a Church

April 01, 2019
            When I was a junior in college I spent a semester abroad in London.  One of the perks of the program I participated in (not to mention the three day weekends every week) was the amazing class trips.  ...

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Ashes To Go

March 01, 2019
Ashes To Go This is the fifth year I have done ashes to go on campus, and while I can’t say our presence on campus for this can be reflected by our numbers, I did notice something different this year.  Several staff, faculty, and students mentioned that they alwa...

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Gospel According To...

December 01, 2018
My awesome wife, Elisa, got me a copy of "The Beastie Boys Book" for Christmas. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking a deep dive into the beginnings of one of my favorite bands while simultaneously reliving some of those formative intersections of their music and my life. I won't...

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Do This

November 01, 2018
One of the things I most look forward to each week is our Wednesday eucharist.  There are lots of reasons why this is the case.  First, it’s a chance to gather.  I love observing our students check in with each other, share their new favorite meme, bitch...

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A Reminder

October 01, 2018
A Reminder Sometimes it’s good to have a backup.  That’s what I was thinking when I asked a good friend to be on standby for our Canterbury eucharist.  Thankfully, this friend had the foresight to ask for permission to supply as that is the proper thi...

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Our Hope

September 01, 2018
Normally, you’d think that a reunion over a fishbowl at Fuzzy’s would be for a celebration of some sorts.  In a way, we were.  Three of the original four students that were at the Canterbury Center when I started working in February of 2013 were back in t...

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A Challenge

August 01, 2018
A Challenge So there we were standing outside the west side of Boone Pickens Stadium, handing out cups and stickers to students and Stillwater residents who will never set foot in the Canterbury Center.  I know that’s not best attitude to have towards an even t...

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Community

July 01, 2018
  If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts of late, you’ll notice a recurring theme running throughout.  That theme, obviously, is community.  You’re probably tired of me riffing on the many ways we try and accomplish and nurture community...

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Silence

June 01, 2018
I’ll never forget that November morning.  I walked into the Canterbury Center and found several students sitting in silence.  There was a palpable sadness in our little storefront and some eyes betrayed the stillness.  I just sat down.  I offered hugs...

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What We're About

May 01, 2018
One of the ongoing jokes at the Canterbury Center here in Stillwater is “that’d be good on a shirt.”  We’ve been trying for a while to come up with a design that captures what we are about.  We’re close.  We had a great idea but the...

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A Introduction of Sorts

April 01, 2018
A Introduction of Sorts Before I spend much time talking about campus ministry at Oklahoma State, I’d like to spend a bit of time reflecting on my own experience as a college freshman back in the fall of 1996.  You see, in high school, growing up at St. Dunstan&...

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