Jul12SunJuly 12, 2020
One of Martin Luther’s often repeated quotes is,
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
While the world is not ending, Covid has certainly caused upheaval. During this Covid lockdown, Sebastian and I have planted a few more trees at our home. Trees are...
Jesus’ comfort is like that of a caring father who will hold on to our hand when we’re asleep, undergoing a painful operation.
Jesus won’t let go of our hand, even if he has the opportunity to.
His promise means something, and he won’t break his promise.
Jun29MonWould God want a child sacrifice? June 29, 2020
Is God angry at us?
Is God punishing us through this coronavirus pandemic?
The questions that Eva asked lingers with me.
“What do you people up there in Waterloo think of us?”
“How do you see us on the reserve?”
I am wanting to ask Eva a follow-up question. How do you want to be seen? Because in this answer, I wonder if we might discover how we are missing the...
Jun17Wedwith reference to BIPOC suffering June 17, 2020
But perhaps suffering in the past two weeks has really risen to our consciousness in what’s being called the racial pandemic,
or the greatest global racial unrest in history.
At its core is the suffering of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who suffer at the hands of systemic injustice and racism in structures of our society.
Jun4ThuA sermon for Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 June 4, 2020
So this passage (Numbers 11) is perhaps a good pandemic reference for us.
The Holy Spirit is poured out on those even if they’re not present,
And if we hold this as true, we can say that communion
(mediated by the Holy Spirit) is also valid if we’re scattered all about.
So the Feast of the Ascension should be important to us as worshipping Christians, but it isn’t.
I think part of it, is that it’s an awkward story for us
modern enlightened people.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Scripture: John 14:1-7
An activity growing in popularity these days is something called an escape room. You have to solve clues to get out a room. It’s not meant to be a scary experience. It’s meant to engage your mind and the strength of the team you are working with. The goal:...
May4MonEaster 4, Good Shepherd Sunday May 4, 2020
God is a source of comfort, not just in theory, but in real situations,
like what we are in today.
Luke 24: 13-35
What have you discovered along the way?
We knelt at the cross. Ran to the tomb. Today we walk on the road to Emmaus.
While we’re often in a hurry to get to the destination, some of the most profound moments are stops or challenges along the way, those planned or spontaneous. Moments where a connection is made...