Monthly Archives: October 2016

Loving our enemies today

Text: Luke 6:17-31 (blessings and woes) On Halloween, many of us wear scary costumes. We dress up as one of the dead — a ghost or vampire — or as a witch, goblin or another monster. These costumes confront our … Continue reading

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From humility to acceptance

Text: Luke 18:9-14 (a parable about prayer) Anne Lamott in her 1999 bestselling book “Travelling Mercies” wrote the following about prayer: “the two best prayers I know are ‘Help me, help me, help me’ and ‘Thank you, thank you, thank … Continue reading

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Love in overdrive

Text: Luke 17:11-19 (a grateful leper) Today is Thanksgiving, a day on which we count our blessings; and this year I find it easier to do this because of my upcoming wedding to Kim Boyes. A year ago on Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Women, faith and ministry

Text: Luke 17:5-6 (faith the size of a mustard seed) — a sermon preached in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the first woman to be ordained in Canada. When I was a child, ministry was almost exclusively male. My … Continue reading

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