Recent Sermons & Reflections

Theatre Feb 4, 2018

Isaiah offers the Baylonian captives God’s perspective and invites them to recall all the wonderous things he has done for them as a prelude to even greater promises. For his part, Mark tells the story of how Jesus fulfills some of these promises.

Challenges, Jan.28, 2018

Challenges are one unifying thread of the three readings today. The Israelites faced the challeng of what to do when Moses died. Sophisticated Corinthian Christians faced ethical challenges from Paul. The Jews of Jesus’ day faced the challenge of figuring out who this new prophet was.

Holy Leadership

January 28, 2018 We’re still in the season of Epiphany, the season where the readings relate to the theme of who Jesus is revealed to be. The season begins with the story of the three magi coming and honouring the infant Jesus as a king, and it ends with the story of...


This sermon was preached at St Aidan's by Susan Graham Walker as part of our series on giving. Gifts can be tricky. Some gifts come with a desire to control the receiver. Can you remember a gift that came with expectations? A gift that had a string attached? Gifts can...

Immediately Jan. 21, 2018

It’s hard to classify the book of Jonah. Is it prophesy, fable, history or satire? As a book of prophecy, Jonah says relatively little about God’s message and a lot about Jonah’s personal adventures trying to escape doing what God wants. The book as a whole and...

She Flies On

What a wonderfully mysterious entity or energy the Holy Spirit is! The first reading today consists of the first five verses of the Bible, at the start of the creation story. Right there, right at the beginning, the Spirit of God is present, hovering or brooding over...

Reviewing our year with the examen

December 31, 2017 This is the last day of the year, and as I’ve been listening to various reviews of the year politically, globally, comedically, it occurred to me that reviewing our year as a faith community would be a good exercise. I don’t mean an exhaustive...

Delight: Dec. 31, 2017

“Optimism is based on the possibilities of things as they have come to be; hope is based on the possibilities of God, irrespective of how things are… Hope is based on the faithfulness of God and therefore on the effectiveness of God’s promise.”