Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lent: from fasting to feasting

Texts: Mark 1:9-15 (Jesus’ baptism, temptation and mission); Mark 14:12-25 (Jesus’ Last Supper) How do we mark the season of Lent? Do we fast and seek forgiveness for our sins? Do we treat it as just another six weeks of … Continue reading

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Lift high His royal banner? The Great Flag Debate 50 years later

Texts: 2 Kings 2:1-12 (Elijah ascends on a chariot of fire), Mark 9:2-9 (Jesus is transfigured) When I was in Grade Three, arguments about Canada’s flag filled Parliament and the media. 50 years ago today, this Great Flag Debate ended … Continue reading

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