Recent Sermons & Reflections

A Promised Fulfilled July 22, 2018

God promised that one of David’s offspring would be the Messiah for the people of Israel. Jesus fulfilled that promise, but in a way that was unexpected. He delivered salvation to all who believe, regardless of race.

On God’s Holy Mountain Together

July 15, 2018   “Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? And who can stand in God’s holy place?” Words from today’s psalm [24].   I want you to picture a small mountain in N. Yukon – it’s called Crow Mountain, and it’s the sacred mountain of the Vuntut Gwichin people who...

Contrasts: Sun. July 8, 2018

The Old Testament and the gospel reading for Sunday are a study in contrasts.  2 Sam. 5:1-5,9-10 skips ahead from last Sunday’s reading about the death of Saul and Jonathan, (chapter 1) past the selection of David to be the king of the southern land of Judea (chapter...

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 matches it...

Enigmatic Messages June 17, 2018

Sometimes God spoke to humans, through the prophets, in riddles. Jesus frequently taught in parables. In both cases the stories require the listener to interpret the meaning symbolically. The readings for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost are a case in point.

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...

Serpents and Daemons June 10, 2018

Serpents and daemons appear in both the Old and New Testament lessons for this Sunday. While we bring a more scientific approach to these stories in the 21st C, they contain significant points of reflection for us.