Monthly Archives: October 2014

Church and state in a time of war and terror

Text: Matthew 22:15-22 (a question about taxes) “I’m scared.” Those were the first words that popped into my mind when I woke up on Thursday. This was the day after the murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the War Memorial … Continue reading

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Thanskgiving that surpasses all understanding

Texts: Philippians 4:1-19 (“Rejoice in the Lord always”), Matthew 22:1-14 (parable of the great banquet) Giving thanks plays a big role in church. Our prayers usually start with thanks. When we baptize a child, we give thanks for the miracle … Continue reading

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Losing the Ten Commandments

Texts: Exodus 20:1-19 (The Ten Commandments); Philippians 3:4-14 (losing everything for Christ) What should we say about violence in biblical stories? In Canada, where the church no longer supports imperialism as it did during The Great War 100 years ago; … Continue reading

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