Monthly Archives: November 2014

Helplessness and hope

Text: Mark 13 (“the Little Apocalypse”) Why is the first Gospel reading for Advent taken from the last week of Jesus’ life? Like the reading from Matthew with which we ended the church year last Sunday, today’s reading from Mark … Continue reading

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Our judge and our hope?

Text: Matthew 25:31-46 (separating the sheep from the goats) I hate being judged. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to shake my worst critic – myself. I often seem to fall short. I would like to make a difference in the world, … Continue reading

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From fail-safe to safe-fail

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“Lest we remember”?

Text: Matthew 22:34-40 (the Greatest Commandment) Today as we honour sacrifice and mourn loss, we remember the start of a war 100 years ago in 1914 and the end of a war 75 years later in 1989. Twenty five years … Continue reading

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Leadership in a Ford Nation

Texts: Joshua 3:7-17 (the Israelites enter Canaan); Matthew 23:1-12 (servant leadership) Should we care about the Ford phenomenon in Toronto? Come December, Rob Ford will no longer be Mayor of Toronto. When his successor John Tory is installed, Ford will … Continue reading

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