Monthly Archives: July 2016

Thirsting for authenticity in a sea of rhetoric

Texts: Amos 8:11-13 (a famine of God’s Word), Luke 10:38-42 (Jesus visits Mary and Martha) Have you ever lived through a famine like the one described by the prophet Amos — a famine not of physical hunger or thirst but … Continue reading

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Unity as a spiritual path

Text: Luke 10:25-37 (“the Good Samaritan”) Do some lives matter more than others? The premise of the Black Lives Matter movement is that Black people in North America are not valued as highly as other groups. They live with more … Continue reading

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“On First Looking into the Church’s Instagram account”

Text: Luke 10:1-20 (“The harvest is plentiful”) When I lived in Saskatchewan from July 2011 until December 2013, I was immersed in rural culture. The three churches I served were connected by 40 km of highway along the border with … Continue reading

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The costs of the journey

Text: Luke 9:51-62 (the costs of discipleship) What does it cost to belong to the church? There is the money we put on the offering plate, money that could otherwise be used for household expenses, luxuries, or savings. Then there … Continue reading

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Idolatry then and now

Text: 1 Kings 18:17-39 (Elijah calls down fire) Saskatchewan loves the Roughriders. This was one of the first things I learned when I moved there five years ago. It was five years ago this week that I moved from Toronto … Continue reading

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