god be with you. So Im feeling excited today, a bit nervous and a bit sick too, but mainly excited, because today we begin our fall sermon series. We do these every year. Its a way for us to live into our belief that the faith and spirituality of Jesus centres around a particular way… Read More whats up with the parables?
I don’t usually stand out in a crowd. As a 30 something year old plaid wearing, balding and bearded, straight, white male – I blend into this hipster culture like Waldo. But this morning was different. This morning I attended a Calgary Pride fundraiser for the amazing Camp Fyrefly, a summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth.… Read More why i wear my collar at pride
god be with you So if you were away last Sunday or just joining us for the first time today, last week we decided to take a break from what we had originally planned on talking about til the end of August in order to do something we all felt we needed to do: and… Read More Widows, Questions, & Movement: how to respond to racism & hate, part 2.
god be with you! …. yadda yadda yadda …. So the plan for the summer was that we’d base our sermons off of the lectionary, that’s the schedule of bible readings that churches around the world follow throughout the year, but after what happened last weekend, we need to pull over and talk about some things. Last… Read More naming it: how to respond to racism & hate, part 1.
God be with you yadda yadda yadda Today, as you can probably tell from the liturgy, it’s Trinity Sunday. It’s the day within the church calendar that invites us to contemplate one of the foundational mysteries of our faith and spirituality: this idea that God is three in one. I had a sermon all set… Read More on galilee, belonging, and withness
God be with you yadda yadda yadda So as you can tell from the new slides, the red colours around the sanctuary, and how Ive been talking a lot about things like ‘breath’ and ‘spirit’ we’ve entered into a new season of our faith and spirituality, which would make today be … Pentecost! It is… Read More what birds, hockey, and a guy named nimrod tell us about pentecost
His name was Murdoch. He was in his 90s and reminded me of a muppet whenever he spoke – his mouth opening wide and his hands moving around as if someone was crouching behind him, gesturing wildly. We were talking about a year after his wife had died; I had wanted to check in to… Read More permission slips