Celebrity Blogger Week: Maple Anglican

February 19, 2014
Tim Schenck

While not technically a Celebrity Blogger, Maple Anglican nonetheless has become the official video blogger of Lent Madness. Since the Supreme Executive Committee is generally benevolent, we have included the mysterious Maple Anglican in Celebrity Blogger Week.

You can find Maple's videos featuring Archbishop's John Chrysostom and Thomas Cranmer on the newly created YouTube channel, Lent Madness TV. They'll be providing commentary throughout the saintly smackdown -- commentary you won't want to miss. Ever.

photo.jpgMaple Anglican is the nom de plume of the mysterious Anglican Vlogger living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Very few know his true identity. Supposedly he is married with two young children, a son and daughter, attends All Saints’ Cathedral, Edmonton, has really bad grammar, and is very proud that he is Scott Gunn’s “Canadian Nemesis.” Last year in Lent Madness he was able to collaborate with the late Archbishops John Chrysostom and Thomas Cranmer  (@LMArchbishops) using a special device called the “Clairvoyatron,” a device even more mysterious than Maple Anglican himself.  Some say that he’s really a plant by ACNA, while others think he’s a complete git. Either way we still watch his videos. He can be found on Twitter @MapleAnglican,Facebook, or YouTube.

How has Lent Madness transformed your life?
I would say it has gotten the chance to bring out Church Geek in me a lot more and meet a lot more Church Geeks.

Obviously being a Celebrity Blogger is your greatest lifetime achievement. What perks have you enjoyed as a result of your status?
Well, it seems that I have become a bit more mysterious than I previously have been.

What do you hope the Lent Madness public will learn from the lives of the saints?

Maple in a ball pit

Maple in a ball pit

All competitiveness aside Lent Madness is a great way for people to learn about the Saints, and more importantly, the history of the Church. In the modern so-called "Post-Christian" society there is definitely a lack of knowledge about Christianity and I think that Lent Madness helps to educate people. At the same time this isn't just for Anglicans/Episcopalians; we have Roman Catholics involved. We have Lutherans involved. It is something that is ecumenical.

Someday, when you become the answer on Jeopardy, what will the question be?
I would want the "Answer" to be "This anonymous Canadian video blogger was part of the Social Media Evangelization movement of the early 21st Century."

[Yes, this should be in the form of a question but we'll cut MA a break. He's Canadian after all.]


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8 comments on “Celebrity Blogger Week: Maple Anglican”

  1. Actually, I think MA got it right. Instead of "Someday, when you become the answer on Jeopardy, what will the question be?" we should have been asked: "Someday, when you become the question on Jeopardy, what will the answer be?" The question is "Who is MA?" The answer is "This anonymous Canadian...blah blah blah."

  2. Remember some important things.
    1) MA is CANADIAN and they are superior to the rest of the world, while not reminding the rest of the world because they already know it.
    2) He's from Alberta and Albertans are superior to the rest of the world, while not reminding the rest of the world because they already know it.
    3) MA is from Edmonton and his brain is frozen from being so far north.
    4) Why didn't you ask him about hockey and the hockey saints?
    : )

  3. it's good to know that MA enjoys other things in life besides being mysterious. I love the picture in the ball pit. and was he the inventor of the clairvoyatron? well, good job MA if so!