Seeds of God

Pentecost 4 – June 17, 2018 I don’t think I had ever read that piece from the book of Ezekiel before this week. It was picked by those who put together the lectionary (the list of readings week by week) as an alternative reading, to match the gospel. And it...

Realigning the Compass

June 3, 2018 I want to start off by talking about the Sabbath today, because the readings focus on the Sabbath law: the 4th of the ten commandments, and the one with the longest explanation to back it up. Right there, part way through the listing of laws about having...

Experiencing God as Trinity

May 27, 2018 The Trinity as a theological doctrine emerged from the disciples’ and early Church experience: The disciples had experienced Jesus as a window onto God, in such a way that they could say, “In this man and his life we see God.” It wasn’t a planned...

What Are We Supposed To Believe?

May 13, 2018 – Celebration of the Ascension What are we supposed to believe when it comes to Jesus’ ascension? Are we supposed to take it literally? Are we supposed to believe he floated up into the sky and went to a place called heaven up there? Come to that,...

Communities of Welcome

May 6, 2018 Last week we heard readings on what it means to live in Christ, joined to him and to each other like one great vine growing and producing fruit. And we reflected on how Christians are called to create communities of life and inclusion, in a world that so...

Communities of Life

April 29, 2018 The Toronto van attack this week has been at the front of my mind, as I read and pondered the readings for today through the week. What could lead a young man to immerse himself in a community of hatred on the internet, and then act out such destructive...