The Ordained Barista
Ordained: To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on. Barista: a preparer or server in a coffee bar.

Archive for the ‘Coffee and Faith’ Category

What is your “Christmas Blend”?

December 16, 2009

Today I bought a pound of Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee beans to take to our church staff Christmas party, as a gift. I do love Starbucks Christmas Blend, it’s a seasonal blend of a few different types of coffee’s that give it a unique flavor! Read below to see the description that Starbucks gives the […]

What if Starbucks marketed like the church?

December 12, 2009

Hey Everyone, Well I’m back from a small blogging break.  Incase you are wondering where I have been, my editor and I have been concentrating on polishing the first 5 chapters of Tales of The Ordained Barista and my book proposal.  On Tuesday I will be sending both out to a literary agent who wanted […]

My new hat?

August 13, 2009

My Senior High Director recently bought me this hat. She said she immediately thought of  me when she saw it? Ummmm? Yeah? Really? Really?

My new Hero!

May 6, 2009

I have a new hero! This guy is awesome, and by awesome I mean a little scary! A few observations: 1. Love the Mullet!?! 2. Who is Dunkey Dunkey? Why is he keeping his coffee in the Trunk? 3. What is with the Jean shorts? Weren’t they banned in 1987? Are they Daisy Dukes? On a […]

Girl-Scout Cookies, Pajamas, and Aircraft Carriers!

April 18, 2009

So, a few weeks ago, I was visiting with some friends and family near Philadelphia.  One morning, on my way into Starbucks, some rather pushy Girls Scouts confronted me, while manning their cookie stand, set up outside the front door of the coffeehouse.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I love me some Girls […]

Why the Philadelphia Eagles will win the SuperBowl!

January 18, 2009

So, I have been a Philadelphia Eagles fan since I was 5 or 6.  I can still remember crying after loosing the 1980 Superbowl to the Oakland Raiders in Superbowl XV. So, this year, after convincing late season wins against Arizona and New York I decided to hang my Eagles banner amidst the Christmas garland, […]

Why New Years Resolutions Don’t Work.

January 13, 2009

I was in the line at Starbucks last week and the lady in front of me ordered a mocha latte, with whip, and a formidable looking pastry item.  She lightheartedly mentioned, to the Barista at the register, that with only a few days left till the New Year she “…might as well enjoy it now”.  […]

What do YOU want for Christmas?

December 25, 2008

Hey Everyone! Merry Christmas! Last week, against my better judgment, my friend Denny and I went to the “Ginormous” Tyson’s Mall, to do some Christmas shopping. I am not usually a fan of shopping, crowds, Christmas sales or pushy kiosk sales people. However, we did have an exciting brush with the Big Man himself, and […]

Waiting in line is the new front porch!

December 13, 2008

A few weeks ago my wife, Rachel, and I were in Nashville with some friends for the National Youth Workers Convention. 12,000+ Youth Pastors in one room is always a good time. Anyway, I woke up early the first morning of the conference excited about the days activities and was equally excited that the hotel […]

“Where everybody knows your name”

December 5, 2008

I bumped into an old friend in the line at Starbucks a few days ago.  He eagerly approached me to say “Hi” and as he closed in I could feel the tickler file, in my head, racing through all the contacts of everyone that I had ever met before, it was desperately searching for this […]