The Millennial Pastor – Rev. Erik Parker
I am a Lutheran Pastor born at the tail end of 1982, which places me at the tip of the Millennial Generation. We are the first generation to reach adulthood after the year 2000. I have been using the internet my whole adult life, yet some of the people I serve to grew up traveling to church in a horse and buggy, or worked office jobs on typewriters, or remember TV being a new thing. Our generational differences make life interesting and we struggle together to be the ‘church’ in this new world. Here you will find my thoughts, stories and lots of sermons about what it means to be a millennial and a pastor.
A little bit more about Erik:
I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I have been a life long church-goer and Lutheran. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in History and Theology. I then attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary – Saskatoon for my MDiv. I have served three congregations in the prairies of western Canada.
*** The views expressed on this blog are not views expressed on behalf of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, nor are expressed in my capacity as the pastor of that church. ***
Most of blog posts… the one without mistakes… are edited by my wife and colleague Courtenay. You can follow her on Twitter @ReedmanParker