This Sunday is Easter Sunday and I do hope you’re celebrating more than the death of diet and resurrection of your chocolate addiction. I’m doing a series called Live Die Repeat (yes after the Tom Cruise movie) and have been thinking as deeply as someone like I can about the entire death/ life cycle. No matter your views about God every Easter we’re … Continue reading Seriously? Resurrection?
“Hey Pastor, before you get started we have a surprise for you!” …words that make every pastor shudder just a little… A friend of mine with a church in Calgary had a well meaning attender find him during the final songs of the experience just before he stepped on stage to preach. The news that couldn’t wait? “Hey, I thought you’d want to know that … Continue reading Mascots are Scary
Remember the giant Easter Egg Hunt that happened in Airdrie every year? It’s baaaaack! Easter Sunday morning Venue is running our Easter Experience at 10:30 am at the Bert Church Live Theatre with the giant Easter Egg Hunt event beginning about an hour later in the Ed EGGerer Field (appropriately named) and surrounding areas. Here’s the plan, and when I say plan here’s what my … Continue reading Airdrie Easter
“Dad! There’s a Montana’s in Airdrie now! We should go for my birthday! Kids eat free on Tuesdays!” ….further proof that marketing works on children…. No need to thank me Montana’s or send me a gift certificate. No need at all:) Now it should be noted that we’re not super into the cowboy scene as a family, but we are into eating ribs. And our … Continue reading Montana’s
My Wednesday started like a normal one until at 9 o’clock when twenty one reminders came in followed by four simultaneous heart attacks. Normally Wednesdays are quite busy with people and all the odds and ends of the week. Tuesdays are my sermon and Worship Xperience prep days and it’s best no one tries to have a civil conversation with me as my hair is … Continue reading Free Last Jedi
I was driving in Airdrie a few months ago and executed a somewhat assertive lane change. It was safe and left plenty of room for the other vehicle, but two young men in their early twenties wearing flat brim snap backs (hats) decided to make a point by roaring past us leaning on their horn and extending the middle finger of courtesy to us as … Continue reading Little City Syndrome
I like new things. I like change. We recently moved to Airdrie and I find the entire change exhilarating and something that gets me out of bed every morning. Everything changed for the Kopes: our work, our home, our schools, our grocery stores, and I loved every minute of it! I’m a dreamer. My wife Erin is the handler. Dreamers need handlers.. A handler is … Continue reading I Have a Handler