Sermons

  • 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 ...
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016
    Making the Angels Sing
    Losing, finding, and rejoicing. On a very superficial level, this is a timely parable for me to be hearing, a little bit of synchronicity – because I lost my one and only travel coffee mug this week, and when I eventually find it, believe me, I’ll be rejoicing because it means I won’t have to ...
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016
    Discipleship 101
    Well – once again, here is Jesus being less than his usual charming self, and as a preacher I freely admit that his words have evoked my fight or flight response. Instinctively I imagine that we’re all cringing just a bit at what is undeniably one of his least appealing outbursts.  However, there’s no getting ...
  • Sunday, August 14
    Not Just Another Nice Guy
    Among the texts in Scripture that I’d most like to avoid as a preacher, I think this one tops the list. This alarming talk of fire, and division within families; the confrontational language coming out of Jesus’ mouth as he bluntly calls people hypocrites – it’s all just a little hard to hear. Passages like ...