Monthly Archives: November 2015

The City of Light and the shadows of Advent

Text: Luke 21:25-36 (signs of the coming of the Chosen One) Do news report ever get you down? And has this ever led you to take a sabbatical from following current events? Some people say that ignoring the news can … Continue reading

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Who’s the boss?

Texts: Second Samuel 23:1-7 (King David’s last words); John 18:33-37 (Jesus before Pilate) On November 4, I watched the swearing-in of Canada’s new federal government. It was a long ceremony, so as I worked on various things, I switched over … Continue reading

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Farewell Mark . . . Hello Luke

Texts: 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2 (the miraculous conception of Samuel); Mark 13:1-8 (the destruction of the Temple) Why do we read one or more passage from the Bible every week? Should we continue to do so? And how … Continue reading

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Remembering the birth of ‘Canadian values’

Text: Mark 12:28-34 (“the Greatest Commandment) “In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow / between the crosses row on row / that mark our place; and in the sky / the larks still bravely singing fly / scarce heard amid the … Continue reading

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Saints and sinners: can you spot the difference?

Texts: Ruth 1:1-18 (“whither thou goest”); Ruth selections from chapters 3 and 4 “Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I … Continue reading

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