Monthly Archives: July 2015

Catching a break in a world of need

Text: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 (Jesus pursued by the crowds) My sojourn in the wilderness began four years ago in July 2011. For my first full-time position after ordination, I was placed in Borderlands, a pastoral charge of three churches in … Continue reading

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Facing the future by mourning the past

Text: Mark 6:14-29 (the execution of John the Baptist) If you have never visited the Sikh house of worship, the Gudwara, on Mill Woods Road southeast of here, I recommend going. Last Sunday, I went there with Linda Paddon, Laine … Continue reading

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Becoming a hometown ecumenist

Text: Mark 6:1-13 (Jesus sends the twelve) Today’s discussion topic is how we can work more closely with other churches in our neighbourhood. I begin with a story that shows some of the difficulties. Last Sunday evening, a contingent of … Continue reading

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Healing the wounds of church and nation

Texts: Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report; Exodus 23:23 (wiping out the Canaanites) In church, we try to humbly follow the God who is Love. Today, after two national holidays in North America, I reflect on the challenge that national … Continue reading

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