Sermons

  • Sunday, April 10, 2016
    Resurrection Living
    When I was serving in the Diocese of British Columbia as Congregational Development Officer, I received a call from a priest friend in another Canadian diocese. He got right to the point. “Gary,” he said, “I am thinking of leaving the ministry.” I was shocked. I had known this man since divinity school. He was a ...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2016:
    The Power to Forgive
    When the first missionaries came to Alberta, they were fiercely opposed by a young chief of the Cree tribe named Maskepetoon. Eventually, however, he responded to the gospel and became a Christian. Shortly after his conversion, a member of the Blackfoot tribe killed his father. Maskepetoon rode into the village where the murderer lived and ...
  • Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016:
    Overcoming Our Fears
    Does a black hole lie at the center of the universe? That’s a question scientists have been asking themselves. A black hole, you may know, is a collapsed star so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape its gravitational field. Last year scientists discovered a monster black hole at the center of the universe…
  • Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016:
    Jesus on the Mountaintop
    Some of us may have seen Katori Hall’s play The Mountaintop performed at the Grand Theater in February. It was a fictional account of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s life after he had given his famous “Mountaintop” speech at a Memphis church.
  • Sunday, March 20, 2016:
    Why Did Jesus Go to Jerusalem?
    The great Yogi Berra once remarked, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Would you agree with me that if you came to a fork in the road, and one direction led to saving your life and the other to endangering your life, you, being a reasonable person, would take the ...