Recent Sermons & Reflections

The Lens We See Through

I was buying some new sunglasses this summer while our son Ben was visiting, and he said, “Mum, try these,” and handed me his pair. I put them on and they had a sort of tint that made everything seem warm and yellow and clear. “Aren’t they great?” Ben said. “When I...

“Who Do You Say That I Am?”

Who is Jesus?  That is the resounding question that we hear in today’s Gospel.  Jesus is wandering about with his closest followers, going from one town to another, near the area that today is known as the Golan Heights.  And in the course of their journeying he cuts...

Following in St Aidan’s Footsteps

Because we’re celebrating St Aidan today, after whom our church is named, I want to reflect a little on the readings as they pertain to his life, and also as they pertain to the year or two ahead of us as a community. The gospel reading comes after Jesus has been...

Needing To Leave

August 26, 2018 This is the fifth and final gospel reading from the sixth chapter of John, about Jesus as the bread of life. It’s been a long meditation by John on what it means to be a disciple: to follow Jesus, to live and grow in him, to feed on him, to find life...

Far and Near Aug. 26, 2018

When Solomon dedicated the temple in 959 BCE he acknowledged both the presence of God in that place of solomn worship but also God’s transcendance. We ponded this paradox in this reading

Eating Flesh and Drinking Blood

August 19, 2018 Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you… My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. [John 6: 53, 55, 56] These are shocking,...