Sermons

  • Sunday, November 13, 2016
    The Walls We Build
    Today’s gospel reading makes me think of that questionable old piece of folk wisdom, that if you find yourself in the midst of troubles, all you have to do is look around and realize that there’s always someone else worse off than you are….as if that fact should somehow suddenly make you thankful that your ...
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016
    Remembrance
      Today we remember. Today we get to exercise that part of us that has the capacity to bring history into the present, and reflect deeply on our shared humanity. To do that, we’ll ruminate together on three distinct aspects of remembrance as we recollect the reality of war, set against the deep human yearning for ...
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016
    Who, Me?
    All Saints Sunday. Believe it or not, we are called to be saints. As strange or unlikely as that sounds to our ear, it’s true. We are called to be saints. What do you imagine when you hear that word? To me, it has always seemed to be a fairly loaded term. It conjures up visions of ...
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016
    Being the Blessing
    We all know the woman in the parable…. the persistent one who won’t go away.   She’s the outraged family member of every missing or murdered indigenous woman. She’s the parent who can’t get her kids back from CAS until she pays the overdue rent to London Housing. She’s the terrified immigrant in danger of being ...
  • Sunday, October 9, 2016
    Thanks – the Gift that Keeps on Giving
    The seaside town of Cobh (a Gaelic name, pronounced ‘Cove’), situated near Cork on the south-west coast of the Republic of Ireland, has the dubious distinction of being the Titanic’s last port of call before her ill-fated trip across the Atlantic in 1912.  But more than that, for more than a century prior to the ...