Sermons

  • Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016:
    Overcoming Our Fears
    Does a black hole lie at the center of the universe? That’s a question scientists have been asking themselves. A black hole, you may know, is a collapsed star so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape its gravitational field. Last year scientists discovered a monster black hole at the center of the universe…
  • Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016:
    Jesus on the Mountaintop
    Some of us may have seen Katori Hall’s play The Mountaintop performed at the Grand Theater in February. It was a fictional account of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s life after he had given his famous “Mountaintop” speech at a Memphis church.
  • Sunday, March 20, 2016:
    Why Did Jesus Go to Jerusalem?
    The great Yogi Berra once remarked, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Would you agree with me that if you came to a fork in the road, and one direction led to saving your life and the other to endangering your life, you, being a reasonable person, would take the ...
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016:
    When Fairness and Compassion Collide
    Would you agree with me that two important Canadian values are fairness and compassion? We Canadians want a fair, just society of rights and responsibilities where people are treated equally under the law regardless of their wealth or status. We don’t want the law to treat some people better than others, to give preference to ...
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016:
    Rising Above Our Pain
    When I was studying preaching in divinity school, I found that one of the difficulties in writing a sermon was that there was no congregation. The sermon was more an academic exercise than a pastoral response to the real needs of people. I was writing the sermon for my professor and preaching it to classmates, ...