From the Rev: Celtic Advent (Part 1)

November 15th – seems like I constantly fight (more like a friendly spar) with my colleagues in ministry – this is the time of Advent! “No, no, no,” they reply. “Advent begins on the first four Sundays before Christmas!” “But Celtic Advent…” (sigh). I find myself often alone in arguing for an earlier start to the […]

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From the Rev: Ministry By Walking Around – Part 3

I wanted to share some final thoughts on how I see my work as a chaplain and how Ministry by Walking Around, or MBWA, for short, is essential for a chaplain – let alone any follower of Jesus Christ. While I have written about what walking does (to us and for us) and what we are to […]

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From the Rev: Ministry By Walking Around – Part 2

Last week, I shared about my friend who characterizes his ministry work with the phrase Ministry by Walking Around, or MBWA, for short. For a chaplain, or even as a Christian, when we consider why a Ministry by Walking Around  is important I shared about what walking does to us – the slowing, strengthening, and exposure that occurs […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Ministry By Walking Around

I have a friend who characterizes his ministry work with the phrase Ministry by Walking Around, or MBWA, for short. As a chaplain, much of the ministry work we do involves a ministry of presence. We often practice a ministry of presence in practical ways such as in, simply, “walking around.” Allow me to illuminate more of why a Ministry by […]

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From the Rev: Refuge

Much of the world’s attention has finally been captured by the Syrian refugees and their desperate search for refuge from the civil war that has been raging in that country for the past four years. This week, as the story and pictures broke, of two, toddler boys and their mother who drowned amidst their attempts […]

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From the Rev: Turning 40

I did it. A couple of weeks ago, I turned the magical 4o years old. Turning 40, it used to be culturally said (in America) that one was officially “over the hill” or entering into the “last half” of one’s life. Nowadays, they say “40 is the new 30” – of course, “they” have never been […]

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From the Rev: All-Stars

This past week, the All-Stars of Major League Soccer invaded Denver to take on the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League for the annual MLS All-Star Game. Part of the festivities included the homegrown talent of MLS also taking on Club America‘s U-20 team. To cap off the weekend, the Los Angeles Galaxy were […]

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From the Rev: Raising Something

I try to pay attention to where I hear God speaking. People often ask, “How do you hear from God?” Whilst I cannot claim to remember an “audible” voice, I have grown comfortable enough in my own faith to understand that God speaks most often through His Word, the Bible, Holy Scripture. There are other […]

From the Rev: Getting Ishizaki

It is a well known fact, that of the teams in Major League Soccer, (as a fan) I probably dislike the Los Angeles Galaxy most. I don’t know what it is – honestly. I like the owner (Phil Anschutz) as I worked for him when he owned the Colorado Rapids. Dan Gargan is a former […]

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From the Rev: Thank A Sports Chaplain

It was an interesting “first thing” to say in an interview after winning the NBA championship series and being named MVP, but there was Golden State Warriors Andre Iguodala thanking the National Basketball Associations team chaplains. Check out this video where Iguodala thanks NBA chaplains. Not once, but twice, as Iguodala gives a word of praise and thanks for […]