Sermons

  • Sunday, June 12, 2016
    The Faith of the Church
    Two weeks from today will be my last Sunday as Rector of St. James Westminster Church. With the parish picnic next Sunday, and Canada Day celebrated the following Sunday, I want to take the opportunity today to reflect about the nature of this great parish and how it has so deeply affected me these past ...
  • Sunday, June 5, 2016
    Turning Points
    Periodically we face pivotal moments that define our lives. They are turning points that shape who we are and how we act in the world. I want to tell you about three of those turning points that have shaped my life and ministry as a priest. The first turning point occurred when I was a college ...
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016
    Christian Civility in a Coarse Culture
    I am now approaching my last few weeks in parish ministry after 33 years in the priesthood, serving the Church from the Gaspe Coast to Vancouver Island, from Pennsylvania to San Diego, to right here at St. James Westminster Church in London, Ontario. One of the biggest differences that I have noticed since the time that ...
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016
    Believing in the God of Jesus
    One of the challenges of living in our technological and bureaucratic world is that we get reduced to a series of numbers and letters – our social insurance number, our health card number, our driver’s license, and all those passwords for different web sites. I remember a news report about a college that tried a more ...
  • Sunday, May 15, 2015
    The Power of Pentecost
    When I was practicing law in New York, I would regularly attend the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. I suppose Italian opera is the finest of any – my relatives loved Aida and Pagliacci. But there’s one opera that has inspired me most over the years, an opera that prodded me to leave law and ...