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?
God be with you It is good to be back! So I know that God has a sense of humour when I come back from some Sundays off from preaching and some vacation and I get thrown this passage. I mean, really?! Really?! A pointed speech about conflict, fire, swords, and division from the guy… Read More Its supposed to hurt
I originally wrote this last year for the Canadian election, but I post it again for anyone in America (and those anywhere) whose trying to reconcile this election with their faith and spirituality. So as you get ready to head to the polls, here’s something to think about: Voting is a spiritual practice. The faith and spirituality… Read More the spiritual practice of voting
God be with you. So there is a story in the Bible … We just heard it, its this weeks reading from the lectionary, that calendar of scripture that helps shape and form us, and introduces us to various rhythms and seasons of our humanity, and today’s story is from the Gospel According to Luke.… Read More Because Love.
Let’s try something … Imagine you’re sitting in the baggage claim area at the airport, you’re waiting for your Uncle Willy and Aunt Frieda to arrive from the Yukon, when you notice a man and woman walk up to each other and embrace. You don’t think any more about this man and this woman hugging… Read More Airports, Reality, & Perceptions
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! // Yadda yadda yadda … So we are almost through the Easter season! Throughout it we’ve been exploring this question of “what it means to be a people of resurrection?” people who know that the worst thing is never the last thing, people who know God is bigger… Read More size matters
God be with you! So what was going through your heads as we heard that text from Deuteronomy? Did it make you a little uncomfortable? What words came to mind? “Barbaric” “Primitive” “Out-dated,” and “very Old Testament” were some of the words which came up this week at Faith & Coffee. // Its passages and… Read More God is: Ahead