Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Like a Sump Pump

Living in Colorado, we’ve experienced quite a bit of rain – more than usual. It’s mid-June and I have yet to turn on the sprinklers to water the yard and my house sump pump is constantly going off and dispelling water into my front lawn. Laying in bed in the quiet of the night, the […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Why We Retreat

This past weekend, the CrossTraining board members and staff retreated into the mountains of Colorado to discuss the future of the ministry and talk through several key decisions. Before leaving, though, there was an interesting conversation around the family dinner table. “Dad, what is a retreat?” asked one of my daughters. “It’s like when you […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Of Pentecost and Leaving the Parish

Last, week, I wrote on leaving the parish (church) role that I have been in for the last 5 1/2 years. This past week has been filled with many long conversations, goodbyes, tears, questions, reassurances, and the like. And, whilst, I didn’t mention it – it wasn’t lost on me that last Sunday was Ascension […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Leaving the Parish

Dear friends, it has been a  tremendous journey for me these past few months. I have had some unique traveling companions and mentors as I have come to hear and understand from God that it is about time for me to be leaving the parish. Or to put it another way, I am stepping away […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Repeat Success

The Colorado Rapids got a monkey off their back last week – winning 4-0 on the road against Dallas FC. For the club, winless since last season and goalless from the start of the season the win was a success in many ways, including the return of Captain Drew Moor to the starting lineup – […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Resurrection

Often times in professional sport, we will comment that a player, coach, or even a team has had a ‘resurrection.’ Recently, Sunderland Manger Gus Poyet commented that Jermaine Defoe  has the potential to resurrect his national team career after a solid start in the league campaign. Other, similar comments have been made regarding New York Red […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Great Expectations

For Christians around the world, this Sunday is known as Palm Sunday. Today marks the beginning of the Passion Week of Jesus as he entered into Jerusalem for the final week of his life. It is the day when we recognize the crush and gush of the crowd before the crucifixion and gawking of another […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Beware the ides of March

March 15th. It is a day of historical infamy. Beware the ides of March. The ides of March – a telling time and the phrase was made so popular by Shakespeare’s recounting of the events leading up to Julius Caesar’s assignation in his play so named after the magnanimous Roman emperor whose death is looked […]

Time off

From the Rev: Time Off

Hi, just taking some time off this week from ministry and writing. Catch you next week!             Blessings,       Rev. Brad Kenney

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Beauty for Ashes

With the season of Lent beginning in a just a week and a half, my calendar for Wednesday, February 18 is marked “Ash Wednesday.” It is on this particular day that much of the Christian world sets aside a time to receive ashes. It is on this particular day that the themes of repentance are brought […]