Sermons

  • 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 ...
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016
    The Peace That Jesus Gives
    The Peace That Jesus Gives Over the last year, prompted by my own health issues, I have done a lot of reading on the effects of stress on our bodies. Dr. Robert Anderson, who has researched the subject of stress extensively, says that he used to think that 35 to 40 percent of the problems he ...
  • Sunday, April 24, 2016
    A New Commandment Church
    A New Commandment Church The two most monumental events that have changed the course of human history took place in an upper room. The first upper room is a drab flat over a dingy laundry in a poor district of London in the 19th century. Through the dirty windows we see a man working passionately at ...