Sermons

  • Sunday, July 10, 2016
    The Samaritan
    Most of us were raised on the principle of reciprocity: give and take.  Indeed, it could be argued that in many respects it’s one of the basic principles on which our social order rests: if I do for you, then you are morally obligated to do for me, and vice versa.  We’re also pretty clear ...
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016
    Being a Good Guest
    Whenever families get together they often like to rehash old stories, and one of the legends that has made its way permanently into my family folklore concerns my Aunt Dorothy’s meat loaf. One summer many years ago, when my son Ian was about 8, our family was traveling down the 401 on our way to ...
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016
    Farewell, With Love
    Well, here we are on the Sunday before Canada Day giving thanks for this great country of ours. We live in a beautiful land, one of the largest countries on earth, blessed with abundant natural resources, a nation grounded in justice, law, civility and the promotion of the common good. With all Canada’s social and ...
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016
    The God Who Sets Us Free
    As some of you may know, I studied at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. I have only fond memories of my time at Georgetown – it was a beautiful campus located in a scenic part of the city. More than that, it was a Jesuit university where the chapel was at the heart of the ...
  • 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 ...