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Is resistance futile?

Text: Exodus 1:8-17 (Midwives disobey the King of Egypt) As you may have noticed, I got my hair cut last week; and as always, I enjoyed chatting with my barber. Earlier this year, one of our monthly chats turned to … Continue reading

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The Great Thanksgiving

Text: Matthew 26:20-30 (The Last Supper) “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice!” These words of Paul from his letter to the church in Philippi seem like a good opening to a Thanksgiving sermon. Every Sunday we … Continue reading

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The Accidental Tourist

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:1-9 (“there is nothing new under the sun”) Beside Edmonton’s Accidental Beach, another major draw for tourists this summer was the total solar eclipse on August 21, one that carved a path across the United States. Did anyone … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Text:┬áMark 1:14-20 (Jesus calls his first disciples) Happy New Year! Does Labour Day still seem like the start of a new year to you? For students, of course, it marks the beginning of a new grade; and speaking personally, I … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Text: Mark 16:1-8 (the empty tomb) Imagine walking on a spiritual path all your life. Then imagine achieving your goal. What happens when you reach a pinnacle of spiritual development? This summer, we have reflected on the stages of spiritual … Continue reading

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“The greatness of Christianity”

Text: Galatians 2:15-21 (“Christ lives in me”) Questions of identity often confront us. This summer, with the sacraments of the church in the background, we have reflected on physical, emotional, and intellectual identity. Do we base our identity on ancestral … Continue reading

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“Too much heaven on their minds”

Text: Mark 14:1-9 (Jesus is anointed at Bethany) “Jesus Christ Superstar”, the 1970 rock album, which was produced as a musical on Broadway in 1971 and a film in 1973, was a big deal for me and my friends. The … Continue reading

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