(Luke 16: 19-31 Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15)
Jesus tells another colourful parable, which shines a spotlight on the problem of hostility and divisiveness in human nature and human society:
… that we live in a divided, violent, and...
At the CLAY gathering this past August (Canadian Lutheran-Anglican Youth gathering), we did a certain exercise in the large group gathering that unnerved me. It `hit me right here.’
Being lost and alone, adrift and missing.
This seems to be a common theme arising from the scriptures this morning.
Jesus speaks of one sheep gone missing, and the shepherd leaving the 99 in search of that one lost sheep.
And the woman desperately searching for that one lost coin...
(Hosea 1:2-10 Luke 11:1-13)
You may know there’s a certain etiquette or protocol when greeting a royal figure – the Queen of England, for example:
…One must remember, if you’re a male, to offer a small bow of the head, and if you’re female, a small...
For many different reasons, these days, I’ve been thinking about oceans, and deep waters ….
…. not least of which are these wonderful underwater, oceanic decorations filling this chancel and sanctuary, in preparation for this upcoming week’s Vacation Bible School….
… also because this August...
I don’t normally enjoy watching horror type movies.
“Horror” is not my film genre of choice.
And so when scary parts of a movie I’m watching unexpectedly...
Wisdom. To do the "wise thing…" we say.
Isn’t that what we all want?
From the day you were born – Alyssa, Peter, Adam and Claire – this is likely what your parents and grandparents have always wanted and wished – and probably also worried about -- for you: that as...
Reading through this passage in the book of Acts 2:1-21 – about the Holy Spirit coming upon those disciples, unifying and enlivening them to carry forward the ministry of Jesus – do you notice the positive energy just brimming in this story?
So much life and goodness just bubbling over:
Followers of Jesus, once divided over language...
This snapshot we have today of Paul’s ministry adventures in the Middle East has it all!
From a boisterous fortune teller, to a fortuitous earthquake!
It’s a breathtaking story.
And this is what I notice about it:
Like the call to Paul and Silas, the call of God is one that involves motion, movement, a going forth, a...