Sermons

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
    Shaking Up the Family Tree
    I’m still not sure exactly how or why it happened, but several months ago I impulsively signed up for one of those one-month-free trial subscriptions to ancestry.ca – the online resource that helps track members of your family tree. I never did get around to doing anything with it at the time, and I think ...
  • Sunday, November 27
    And So the Journey Begins
    We’re only at the beginning of Advent, and foremost in our minds is the time-honoured question asked by every impatient child on a long road trip: “Are we there yet?” In one sense, the answer to the question is “yes” – because we know that the promise has already been fulfilled: the birth of the ...
  • Sunday, November 20, 2016
    The Reign of Christ
    The Reign of Christ, which is what we call this last Sunday of the church year before the start of Advent, is one of those peculiar observances that invites a preacher to dizzying heights of eloquent discourse on majestic themes of Christ the King and his power and glory, and how we the loyal subjects ...
  • 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 ...