Comfort in the Wilderness

Advent 2 – December 10, 2017 Since I broke my arm two weeks ago the theme of comfort has been pretty relevant to me in a personal way. A broken bone is deeply uncomfortable, and finding comfort becomes very important. I remember a very painful drive to the...

Saints on God’s path

November 5, 2017 What makes a saint? Saints are those we remember who were particularly good at following the way of Christ: whether through martyrdom like St Stephen or Archbishop Oscar Romero, through their good works like St Francis or Mother Theresa, through...

Love, Love, Love

October 29, 2017 Like so many of the older churches in Toronto, we’re sitting here in pews that could seat many more. St Aidan’s was built when hundreds of Anglican families came to church in the Beach, so they needed a large space to worship in. But then...

The Eternal Invitation to Life

October 15, 2017 What a horribly difficult gospel parable we have today. It seems to portray God as a terrifying, maniacal king with a taste for violence and murder. What do we make of it? It starts out OK – the king is preparing a wedding banquet for the marriage of...

Gratitude Is Not Enough

Harvest Thanksgiving, October 8, 2017 When David and I first became parents we were given a book by some friends who had kids a little older than ours, and the title really hit me. It was Loving Your Child Is Not Enough. I think I panicked a little, because I truly...

Matt Adams’ Farewell Sermon

October 1st, 2017 Looking out at the crowd here this morning I see a lot of familiar faces.  And not just from St. Aidan’s.  There are participants here today from many of our community engagement efforts that I’ve been involved with.  Like Zipline, Euchre night...