Monthly Archives: October 2015

Competing visions

Text: Mark 10:46-52 (Blind Bartimaeus) Do people know the story of Amarjeet Sohi, the newly elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods? At present, Sohi represents Mill Woods on Edmonton City Council. But on Monday evening, he … Continue reading

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Baptism and the spiral of life

Text: Mark 10:35-45 (other baptisms) How do we imagine the course of a lifetime? Sometimes it might look like a straight line on which we successively pass through the stages of infancy, school, career, and retirement. At each stage, we … Continue reading

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“Thanks for nothing!”

Text: Mark 10:17-31 (give everything to the poor) “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” This is what Kris Kristofferson wrote in a 1969 song called “Me and Bobby McGee.” Today’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus says it … Continue reading

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“Where have all the children gone?”

Texts: Mark 9:30-37 (“the last shall be first”), Mark 10:13-16 (welcoming children) Last week, Statistics Canada released two reports that helped to inspire today’s sermon. One was a survey on Canadian identity. It found that 90% of us are proud … Continue reading

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