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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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The talking cure

Text: Luke 4:14-22 (Jesus preaches at Nazareth) Do you ever say magic words? Perhaps as a kid you said “abracadabra” or “open sesame” when trying to impress your friends with a trick. Words matter. They have power. But does this … Continue reading

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“Love Among the Ruins”

Text: John 2:1-11 (the wedding at Cana) Marriage is the most challenging and rewarding relationship that many of us experience. So, when I meet with a couple to plan their wedding, I recommend that they attend a marriage preparation course. … Continue reading

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Rebel with a cause

Text: Luke 2:41-52 (Jesus as a youth in the Temple) The four gospels tell us little about the childhood of Jesus. Mark, which was written first, starts with Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan and covers just the few months … Continue reading

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The naked truth

Text: Genesis 2 and 3 (Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden) Do you ever have dreams in which you realize to your horror that you’re walking down the street naked? I do. Dreams like this remind me of … Continue reading

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Faith of our fathers

Text: Matthew 17:1-19 (the Transfiguration) Canadians have been in a reflective mood this summer. July 1st was the 150th anniversary of Confederation. So, there have been parades, bigger than normal firework displays, and many essays about the history of Canada … Continue reading

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